DOWNEY - Downey High School senior Erik Rodriguez has been awarded a $500 scholarship from Cecilia Martinez-Morris, owner of a local State Farm Insurance office.Martinez-Morris annually awards the Robert and Alicia Martinez Memorial Scholarship to students "who show potential for successful college careers." The scholarship has been awarded the past five years to Downey high school seniors. The award is named in honor of Martinez-Morris's parents. "My parents believed in the power of education and instilled in me a passion for education," Martinez-Morris said. "I established this scholarship in their honor to help make education attainable." Rodriguez was presented with the scholarship Tuesday during Downey High School's 35th annual Senior Awards Night at Cerritos College. For more information about Downey High School's Seniors Scholarship Program, call Terri Curiel, the school's scholarship coordinator, at (562) 869-7301, ext. 5519.
********** Published: May 22, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 5