The following information was released by J.G. Davidson and Company.
Two local middle school students were the first to receive a new annual college scholarship started by the accounting firm of J.G. Davidson and Company.
The scholarship will be awarded to graduating eighth graders in the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
To qualify to compete for the scholarship, a student must have a 3.2 or better grade point average, perform community service, write an essay describing how that community service effected them as individuals, and submit letters of recommendation.
Both recipients this yar are outstanding students and citizens. They each far exceeded the minimum requirements to receive the scholarship.
Alyssa Amezcua, a student at Oak Middle School, received her award on May 23 at the Oak Middle School Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony.
McAuliffe’s award winner, Forrest Wissuchek, received his award on June 6, 2013, at McAuliffe’s Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony.
Both recipients received a plaque and $1,000 to be placed in their 529 College Investment Fund.
In addition, each middle school received a perpetual plaque with the recipients name engraved on it to be placed in the school offices.
“Education and community service are very important to our firm and our society,” says James Davidson, owner of J.G. Davidson and company.
These scholarships honor that belief.
Shown left to right: Katherine Davidson; scholarship winner Alyssa Amezcua; and James Davidson. Courtesy photo.