MONTE VISTA— Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Kaitlynn Porter and Jacob Chavez who excelled in academics, athletics and community service, were awarded the Sgt. Glen E. Martinez Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each on May 22. The funds will assist the seniors in beginning their journey to pursue a higher education.
This scholarship began in 2009 when Martinez, a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, was killed in action while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Martinez was a Monte Vista HS graduate, the son of Ron and Carol Martinez, who set up the scholarship in Glen’s memory.
An annual 5K Walk/Run and Veterans Golf Tournament helps to provide funds for the scholarships.