DOWNEY – Downey-based Rockview Family Farms gave two deserving graduating seniors scholarships of $1,000 each.
One student from Downey High School and one from Warren High School received the award last week after winning an essay contest hosted at each school.
Alyssa Lascano (Downey) and Cheyla Farias (Warren) shared their “Raised on Rockview” experiences in 500-word essays. Both winners maintained a 3.8 GPA and volunteer in the community in their spare time.
Downey High School’s Alyssa Lascano shared in her essay, “I have really special memories and now looking back, during almost all of my memories I am consuming some type of dairy product–it’s something that really did bring my family and friends together.”
Each young lady recalled drinking chocolate milk from a small carton in elementary school, a tradition that continues as Rockview Family Farms supplies milk to Downey Unified Schools and many other southland school districts.
“We mean it when we say ‘Raised on Rockview’,” said Curt DeGroot, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Rockview Family Farms. “We help these children grow from kindergarten into adulthood and we want to congratulate all the hometown graduates.”
Rockview Family Farms was established in 1927. Growing from supplying fluid milk to other dairy manufacturers, the family added drive-thru dairy stores, a residential delivery system, and a wholesale division.