Three Siskiyou County student athletes earn scholarships from the Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Alexis Ramirez. Submitted photo

Three Siskiyou County senior student athletes have earned a scholarship from the Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association. A total of 18 seniors from the four North State Counties, Siskiyou, Shasta, Tehama and Trinity, each received a $1,200 scholarship.  

These student athletes were selected from more than 100 applicants based on academic achievement, athletic participation, citizenship, community involvement, and future educational aspirations.  

Alexis Ramirez of Mount Shasta High, who was on the cross country, ski, and track and field teams at MSHS is headed to Lewis & Clark College in Portland. He will compete in cross country and track and field.

Caleb Cox of Yreka High, who played baseball at YHS is bound for the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) to pursue mechanical engineering.

Calvin Thackeray of Etna High played football at EHS and will continue his gridiron career at the College of the Siskiyous in Weed. 

Through sponsorships and an annual golf tournament, the Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association was able to raise funds to award these very special students these scholarships. 

Each year, the Nor-Cal Retired Coaches Association and its sponsors normally have had the privilege of personally meeting each recipient and their families at the annual May Scholarship Luncheon. The event could not be held this year due to the CVOID-19 pandemic.

The other 15 recipients are:   

Jackson Beasley: Shasta High

Jayne Brandt: Red Bluff High

McKenzie Cassingham: Central Valley High

Giselle Elizarraras: University Prep

David Ferrier: West Valley High

Cade Lambert: West Valley High

Savannah Leak: University Prep

Jessica Mayer:  Fall River High

Byron Meyer: University Prep

Natalie Osborne: Fall River High

Gage Owen: Enterprise High

Josiah Palumbo: Foothill High

Jenna Randolph: Shasta High

Simon Turner: Shasta High

Destiny Valles: West Valley High