The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation named Ivan Trujillo, a Junior at Greenfield High School, as their 2019 Heritage Foundation Scholarship recipient.
“Ivan’s dedication to his community and agriculture helped in stand out among the applicants,” said Scholarship Chair Ralph Rianda.“The committee recognized Ivan’s leadership potential both in our local community and his aspirations beyond. He is a confident public speaker and will be a great representative of our organization. We are excited to have her as this year’s Heritage Scholarship recipient.”
As the Heritage Foundation Scholarship winner, Ivan receives a $2,500 scholarship, a commemorative belt buckle, and is reimbursed for all expenses associated with raising his market goat for this year’s Fair. All proceeds from the sale of his animal will benefit the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation and on-going projects at the Salinas Valley Fair.
Ivan’s dedication to agriculture and his community has peaked while he joined the Greenfield FFA organization. He has raised ducks, rabbits and goats throughout his FFA career .He is currently serving as the Greenfield High School FFA Chapter President and Monterey Bay FFA Section Vice President.
Ivan’s teachers & the Greenfield High School facility describe him as “the first to step up and volunteer and volunteer his time” and a “positive influence among his peers.”
Ivan has also stepped up to increase the communication within his organization and maintains the website and social media presence for the Greenfield FFA chapter. According to his teacher, Kelsey Councilmen, “These have made a huge difference in our chapter by increasing students involvement as well as helped with recruitment.”
Jack Bush, a junior at Palma High School, and a San Benancio 4-H member, was also selected as a runner up.
Join the fun and bid on the Heritage Foundation animal at the Salinas Valley Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 8 am. To become a buyer, please contact the Salinas Valley Fair at 831-385-3243.
The Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, was formed in 2001 by a group of men and women from who are dedicated to supporting and improving the Salinas Valley Fair in King City. The Heritage Foundation has raised more than $10 million dollars for various projects at Salinas Valley Fairgrounds in King City.