VFW Post 1716 honors students, teacher
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1716 in Freedom recently gave out scholarships and awards.
Every year, the post hands out scholarships and awards to a middle school student, a high school student and selects a teacher of the year.
This year’s awardees are:
• Patriot’s Pen Scholarship: Violet Salazar, a sixth-grader at Moreland Notre Dame School
• Voice of Democracy: Daisy M. Garibay Gonzalez, a 10th-grader at Watsonville High School
• Teacher of the Year: Zack Saucedo, a seventh grade teacher at Moreland Notre Dame School
Campaign raises $19K for breast cancer services
The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project raised more than $19,000 during this year’s campaign, bringing the total to nearly $109,000 since 2017.
The money will be used to help local Watsonville families impacted by breast cancer.
The campaign kicked off in early August and ran through October, which is the official month for breast cancer awareness.
A check will be presented to Katz Cancer Resource Center during the Dec. 12 Watsonville City Council meeting.