Past Recipients
"You are always a student, never a master.
You have to keep moving forward."
-Conrad Hall                  
2015 Highlight Stories
What describes Jesus Antonio Sito Prado? He is the oldest son of Jesus and Elizabeth Prado. He is captain of track and cross country teams, president of Lunch Bunch Buddies, an Eagle Scout, Optimist basketball player, four year member of Government Club and Tolerance Club at Napa High, four year member of Honor Roll and Lamp of Knowledge recipient. Sito has lived in Napa his whole life and his educational goal is to earn a doctorate in physical therapy and use his bilingual skills to help people. Sito’s track coach, Roger Ruegg, describes him as “one of the finest track captains he has worked with in his twenty years teaching and coaching. Sito exemplifies hard work, integrity, leadership, compassion and respect.” Sito has earned a 4.0 GPA, 1590 SAT with 18 Advanced Placement classes. Jesus will cross the country to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, majoring in Human Biology with the goal of Doctor of Physiology.
Jesus Prado  -  Napa High School
Jacqueline Urzua  -  Calistoga High School
One of my greatest talents in life is my capability for furious determination and perseverance.  When I was just five years old, I discovered my passion for soccer.  My capable coaches and my very supportive parents helped me to improve my confidence, concentration and composure so I could fight my way thru difficult situations and obstacles.  It makes me proud to come from a hardworking ancestry and reinforces the idea that nothing will get in the way of my goals and dreams.  I have also applied this feeling of motivation to my academics by earning a 4.23 GPA including 10 Advanced Placement  classes.  My goal is to major in Sports Medicine at UC Davis.  I am proud to have the qualities of dedication and determination so that I can help, give back and contribute to my Latino community by touching many Latino lives around the world.
Estefani Gomez-Carrillo  -  Saint Helena High
As a young Latina, Estafani has overcome many struggles in her life – an immigrant parents’ divorce, abuse, disability in her family and the death of her half sister. All of these struggles strengthened her motivation to achieve her goals and to become a respected educated professional in the medical field. She thanks her Summer Search mentor, Molly Curley O’ Brien , for always being supportive in her times of need. Estefani says “She offered me clarity in my foggy moment times” and “helped me to realize my potential.” Estefani’s goal is to use her Latino ancestry and her advanced education to open doors for others through a shared culture and common struggle.

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