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Marc Etchepare, a Central Catholic High School senior, will take part in the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship contest Sunday at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Marc won a $1,200 scholarship for his speaking talents in an American Legion state competition in February. Sunday, he will compete for one of three sizable scholarships — one for $14,000, one for $16,000 and one for $18,000.

The American Legion hosts the annual contest to foster appreciation of the constitution and build leadership and speaking skills.


Jenelle Corey, a Central Catholic senior, has been offered several scholarships to college next year.

She is the daughter of Bernie and Mick Corey of Modesto. Among the offers: a $40,000 scholarship to the University of the Pacific; a $56,000 scholarship to the University of Portland; and a $70,000 scholarship to University of San Diego.

In addition, Jenelle has been accepted to Santa Clara University.


Mallory Hines, a senior at Hughson High School, will be representing the area as Miss Teen Ceres in the Miss Teenage California Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant is being held April 18-20 in Los Angeles. Mallory, 17, is the daughter of Jerry and Carrie Hines of Ceres.

Her sponsors in the pageant are her grandparents — Betty Overbey of Modesto and Johnny and JoeAnn Hines of Turlock — and the Hinkleman family of Ceres.