Jake Myers, a sophomore at Modesto's Valley Charter High School, recently was named the winner of the 2012 18th Congressional District Art Competition. Jake entered his photograph titled "Blossoms" in Rep. Dennis Cardoza's annual contest for student artists.
Jake's photograph captures a beautiful setting sun as it casts its light on a branch of blossoms, a scene that many residents of the Central Valley can easily recognize.
"Blossoms" will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C., for one year, along with other winning entries from across the country.
Jake and a guest will attend a Capitol Hill ceremony to honor young artists from around the nation and officially unveil their artwork in the Capitol.
To see pictures of Jake and his photograph "Blossoms," go to http://cardoza.house.gov/congressional-art-competition.
The Stanislaus Community Foundation has announced its scholarship recipients for 2012-13:
The Arthur T. & Corinne K. Shields Scholarship, Stephanie Cantu from Patterson High School
Charles Stone Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Yareli Ramirez (Turlock High School)
The Pat Maciel Lubeck Perpetual Memorial Scholarship, Bailey Rego (Central Catholic High School)
The Virginia Azevedo Perpetual Memorial Scholarship, Ashley Cole (Modesto Junior College)
Diane Bava Amador Scholarship, Sidra Ayab (UC Davis School of Medicine)
The Edward T. Taylor Jr. Perpetual Memorial Scholarship, Bethany Couchman (Modesto High School)
The Dr. Larry Cooke Memorial Scholarship, Nathaniel Van Ryn (Oakdale High School)
The American Association of University Women Scholarship, Valeria Martinez (Samuel Merritt University)
The Beyer High Athletic Scholarship, Branden Saalfeld, Cierra D. White and Heidi F. Dittrich
The Judy Wiegman Scholarship, Rachel Grider (Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory)
The First Tee of Modesto Scholarship, Courtney Floyd (Riverbank High School)
Tuolumne Scholarship Fund, Ramon Brito, Trevor Hunt, Christina Gonzalez, Moncerratos Barajas, Denisse Carranza, Abigail Heras and Arleen Xayasone (Ceres High School)
Ryan Dickerson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Clare Conrotto and David Bennett (Modesto High School)
Sammy Jenkins Math Scholarship, Christian Carrick (attending Harvard)
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