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Manteca High senior Mario Gaytan has been accepted into the Army Music Program.

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POSTED May 20, 2013 12:02 a.m.

Manteca High seniors received 138 awards and scholarships during last week’s senior awards assembly.

Among them was Mario Gaytan who has been accepted into the Army Music Program. Gaytan will enlist in the California National Guard as a member of the 300th Army Reserve Band in Southern California.

 In addition to the normal requirements to enlist in the Army, Gaytan had to complete an audition. The selection process is highly competitive. He will attend boot camp this summer then practice with the band one weekend a month while attending college. Gaytan will be attending UC San Diego in the fall. Next summer he will attend training at the Armed Forces School of Music in Virginia doing what equates to a college minor in music squeezed into six weeks.

Acceptance into military music programs is fairly rare, and especially with sequester this year there were not many openings. California has four reserve bands and two are being decommissioned this year due to budget cuts, making space for new recruits very limited.

Also receiving scholarships and honors were:

Soroptimist Best for Women: Weley Lin, Wendy Lin, Brooke Mejorado, Jenny Yu

Women of Woodbridge: Nicole Magnuson, Adriel Sarmiento

Manteca Children’s Foundation: Lauren Helsley

Manteca Unified Student Trust: Brooke Mejorado

Jeff Gonsalez Food Service Scholarship: Adaeze Nkwocha, Adriel Sarmiento

Central Valley Association of Realtors – Manteca Council Scholarship: Jacob Burttram, Manveer Hundal, Brooke Mejorado

Manteca Lions Club: Angel Gomez

California Women for Agriculture: Steven Arnold

George S. Rose Jr. Family Memorial Scholarship: Colin Jones, Mattie Jordon

George Rose – Staff Scholarship: Anthony Barcia, Michael Graves, William Preston, Xandria Rapadas

Business Achievement $400 Scholarships: Kelsy Castillo, Andrew Dadasovich, Anthony Garcia, Jacquelyn Matthews

Jeff Gaines Buffalo Corner, $400 Scholarships: Felipe Duran, Carissa Hill, Nick Ellis Lopez, Xandria Rapadas

Manteca Junior Women’s Club: Brooke Mejorado, Jasmine Patel

Manteca Morning Rotary: Brooke Mejorado

Manteca Federated Women’s Scholarship: Vanessa Arzate

Cash for College – California Student & Commission: Catherine Vivaldo Brito

Joseph S. Casareto Scholarship: Darryl Asuncion, Clayton Williams

John Cambra Ag/Mechanics: Kelsie Kieffaber, Elizabeth Matthews

Air Force: Math & Science Award: Amanda Christensen

CB Merchant Services 2012-2013 Business Scholarship Award: Malisa Davis

CSF California Scholarship Federation: Lifetime Seal Bearers Daniel Calderini, Amanda Christensen, Jordan Garcia, Abhijit Gill, Vanessa Hernandez, Dilpreet Kaur, Komalpreet Kaur, Brooke Mejorado, Logan Newcomb, Tianna Soares

CSF California Scholarship Federation: 100% Highest Honor Seal Bearers: Derek Benson, Brittanee Brand, Andrew Dadasovich, Malisa Davis, Mario Gaytan, Lauren Helsley, Manveer Hundal, Weley Lin, Wendy Lin, Carlos Medina, Jasmine Patel, Jasmine Resuello, Brittnee Sotelo, Ryan Sumrall, Laurence Turner, Andre Wiggins, Clayton Williams, Jenny Yu, Hong Zou

National Honors Society: Derek Benson, Manveer Hundal, Mario Gaytan, Weley Lin, Wendy Lin, Jasmine Patel, Clayton Williams, Jenny Yu

Give Every Child A Chance: Paul Paulino

 Maryann Wallace Pangburn Memorial Scholarship: Amanda Christensen

San Joaquin Engineers Counsel: Weley Lin, Wendy Lin

Kiwanis Club of Manteca Sunrise Scholarship: Andrew Dadasovich, Manveer Hundal

Pinnacle Team: Represents top 1% of senior class. Derek Benson, Amanda Christensen, Jenny Yu

Distinguished Students – top 3% of senior class: Lauren Helsley, Manveer Hundal, Weley Lin, Wendy Lin, Brooke Mejorado, Jessica Munoz, Jasmine Patel, Laurence Turner, Hong Zou

MHS Staff Scholarship: Derek Benson, Doan Bien, Mario Gaytan, Jasmine Patel, Jasmine Resuello

The University of Alabama Dean’s Engineering Excellence Scholarship: Logan Newcomb

Good Tidings Community Service: Carlos Medina

Manteca Youth Focus: Teen Manteca Scholarship; Lauren Herrington

Manteca High Choir Scholarships: Darryl Asuncion, Nicole Brown, Nathaniel Fox, Lauren Helsley, Lauren Herrington, Mary Alexis Luna, Kierra McCann, Vanessa Rasmusson, Laurence Turner, Rafael Ugarte

Lip Sync Contest: Vanessa Arzate, Willians Custodio, Fabiola Escobar, Ricardo Marin, Maria Zamarripa

Riella Family Scholarship: Jasmine Odell

Robbie Taberna Fire Fighter Memorial Scholarship: Salvador Pena

Robbie Taberna FFA Memorial Scholarship: Kelsie Kieffaber

Filippino Medical & Allied Professional Scholarship: Brittanee Brand

Elks Club: Derek Benson, Mario Gaytan, Wendy Lin, Jenny Yu

Manteca High Athletic Booster Club Scholarship: Ashley Gase, Nicole Magnuson, Ryan Sumrall

Manteca Rotary Club: Hong Zou

Brasmer Scholar Athlete Award: Amanda Christensen, Mario Gaytan

Frank Jury Scholarship: Kelsie Kieffaber, Elizabeth Matthews

Salutatorian: Amanda Christensen, Wendy Lin

Valedictorian: Derek Benson, Jenny Yu

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