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Sebastian Hernandez earns full scholarship to U of Arizona
Sebastian Hernandez
Manteca native and Central Catholic High senior Sebastian Hernandez was named a National Merit Hispanic Scholar and was awarded a full ride to University of Arizona. 

He also will be competing for a walk on kicker/punter of the Wildcats football team.

Hernandez is the Associated Student Body President, a member of California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, Senior Ministry Team and a kicker on the Central Catholic Raider football team.

Among his scholarships and awards:

•University of Arizona Scholarship - $25,000 per year for four years (total:  $100,000),

•Bay Cats Arizona Alumni Scholarship, $2,500 for one year,

•California Interscholastic Federation, Sac-Joaquin Section, A. Dale Lacky Scholar Athlete Award, $600 for one year,

•Modesto Downtown Rotary Scholarship, $1,000 for one year,

•Order Sons of Italy in America Scholarship, $1,000 for one year

•Central Catholic High School - Sacchini Scholarship, $1,000 for one year,

•National Honor Society,

•Golden Scholar Athlete Award,

•California Scholarship Federation Life Member,

•The University of Arizona Alumni Association – Arizona Excellence Award,

•Central Catholic High School - Outstanding Theology Department Award,

•Serra Club – Modesto Chapter Altar Server Award,
•Central Catholic High School - “WE” Award,

•Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation, Sac-Joaquin Football All-Section First Team,

•Western Athletic Conference, Scholar-Athlete Award,

•Western Athletic Conference, All-Conference Football First Team,

•Gonzaga University Scholarship, $16,000 per year,

•Arizona State University, $17,000 per year,

•University of New Mexico, $30,500 per year.

Hernandez’s father, Vince, is coordinator of Psychological Services for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, and his mother, Risa, is a teacher at Sequoia Elementary School in Manteca.