MODESTO — Chloe Doyle of Liberty High School in Madera won first place in a regional speech contest held last month in Ceres, sponsored by Rotary International District 5220. Doyle competed against 11 other speakers from a seven-county area.
Tim Truax of Pitman High in Turlock, sponsored by Turlock Sunrise Rotary, placed second, and Alauna Sessoms-Hall of Enochs High placed third.
Others competing were Bradley Wright of Lodi High; Daniel Valdez of St. Mary's High; Leah Bayers of Calaveras High; Haley Nieves of Lathrop High; Trevor Beach of Orestimba High in Newman; Thomas Dempsey of Oakdale High; Kimberly Petiti of Merced High; Allison Boyer of Yosemite High; and Joey DeAngelis of Sonora High.
The North Modesto Kiwanis Club has awarded $750 scholarships to 20 college-bound high school seniors. This year's recipients, high school and their college choices are:
Michelle Baboshana, Beyer, CSU, Long Beach
Camara Chea, Enochs,UC, Berkeley
Daniel Driver, Davis,UC, Berkeley
Spencer Garrett, Downey, Stanford University
Alexandra Gonzalez, Gregori, Stanford University
Ashlynn Harman, Enochs,CSU, Fresno
Noah Hesse, Modesto, CSU, Long Beach
Alex Jaggers, Downey, Azusa Pacific University
Michael Mears, Enochs, UC, Davis
Priscilla Mezquitice, Johansen, UC, Berkeley
Morgan Morales, Johansen, Stanford University
Taylor Parikn, Enochs, CSU, Stanislaus
Courtney Pickens, Enochs, CSU, San Marcos
Ellen Rex, Beyer, San Diego State University
Felicia Romo, Downey, Mills College, Oakland
Kelsea Ruloph, Davis, Humboldt State University
Charisse Starkes, Enochs, Cal Poly, Pomona
Celeste Tafolla, Enochs, CSU, Stanislaus
Marivel Torres, Johansen, CSU, Stanislaus
Katie Vierra, Central Catholic, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
The Class of 2013 recipients were selected by the North Modesto Kiwanis Scholarship Committee after the club's annual citywide search.