2019 PORAC Scholarship Winners

Every year, PORAC provides scholarships for members’ children and in-the-line-of-duty dependents who will be entering college or are already attending. In May, the Scholarship Committee completed the difficult task of choosing 25 recipients out of the many talented and deserving students who applied. The following young scholars were each awarded $2,000 toward their college education. Congratulations and best of luck to all of this year’s recipients!

REGION I


Bay Area Chapter
Jason Wentz, President

 

Lava Fleischaver
Currently attending:
University of Alabama
PORAC member:
Steve Vierra, Oakland POA
Parents: Steve Vierra and Kennedy Fleischaver

 

Justynne Thomas
Graduated from:
Granada High School
PORAC member:
Troy Thomas, Livermore POA
Parents: Troy and Shannon Thomas

 

Central Coast Chapter
Roger Winslow, President

 

Grace Bailey
Graduated from:
Soquel High School
PORAC member:
Charles Bailey, Watsonville POA
Parents: Charles Bailey and Julie Grijalva‐Bailey

 

Andrea Rodriguez‐Rocha
Currently Attending:
Sonoma State University
PORAC member:
Saul Rodriguez, Pacific Grove POA
Parents: Saul Rodriguez and Monica Rocha

 

Domenick Sevor
Currently Attending:
Chapman University
PORAC member:
Michelle Sevor, Santa Clara County Correctional POA
Parents: Michelle and Frederick Sevor

 

Northern Chapter
Mike Nichelini, President

 

Tiffany Vannoy
Graduated from:
Vintage High School
PORAC member:
Chris Vannoy, Napa County DSA
Parents: Chris and Jeannette Vannoy

 

Redwood Chapter
Gary Frace, President

 

Sheaden Kadle
Graduated from:
Fortuna Union High School
PORAC member:
Jason Kadle, Fortuna POA
Parents: Jason and Tanya Kadle

 

Mitchel Walker
Graduated from:
Fort Bragg High School
PORAC member:
Bradley Walker, Mendocino County DSA
Parents: Bradley and Rebecca Walker

 

REGION II


Central California Chapter
Anthony Gomez, President

 

Trevor Amarante 
Graduated from:
Fowler High School
PORAC member:
Jason Amarante, Fresno POA
Parents: Jason and Lynde Amarante

 

Sarah Herring
Graduated from:
Sanger High School
PORAC member:
John Herring, Fresno POA (EOW: July 7, 2014)
Parents: John and Melissa Herring

 

North Valley Chapter
Pat McNelis, President

 

Alyssa Beller
Currently Attending:
UC Davis
PORAC member:
James Beller, Butte County DSA
Parents: James and Jodi Beller

 

Valley Chapter
Steve Walker, President

 

Megan Metzner
Currently Attending:
La Sierra University
PORAC member:
Mike Metzner, Auburn POA
Parents: Mike and Tami Metzner

 

Janah Mitchell
Currently Attending:
Vanguard University
PORAC member:
William Mitchell, San Joaquin County DSA
Parents: William and Lisa Mitchell

 

Riley Richmond
Graduated from:
St. Mary’s High School
PORAC member:
Mark Richmond, San Joaquin County DSA
Parents: Mark and Lisa Richmond

 

REGION III


Los Angeles North Chapter
Max Gonzalez, President

 

Mia Bartolotti
Graduated from:
Bonita High School
PORAC member:
Joseph Bartolotti, Baldwin Park POA
Parents: Joseph and Helen Bartolotti

 

Tri-Counties Chapter
Mary-Linda Arroyo, President

 

Allison Fenske
Currently attending:
University of Texas at Arlington
PORAC member:
Matthew Fenske, Santa Barbara County DSA
Parents: Matthew Fenske and Brenda Corona

 

Natasha Inglis
Currently attending:
University of Southern California
PORAC member:
Todd Inglis, Ventura County DSA
Parents: Todd and Marion Inglis

 

Los Angeles South Chapter
Brandon Browning, President

 

Taylor Chase
Currently attending:
San Diego State University
PORAC member:
Don Chase, Beverly Hills POA
Parents: Don and Suzy Chase

 

REGION IV


Inland Chapter
Rich Randolph, President

 

Alexis Caldera
Graduated from:
Etiwanda High School
PORAC member:
Michael Caldera, Ontario PMA
Parents: Michael Caldera and Sheryl Carrier‐Caldera

 

Sierra Lewis
Currently attending:
Montana State University
PORAC member:
Brian Lewis, San Bernardino POA
Parents: Brian and Teresa Lewis

 

Cameron Schrotberger
Currently attending:
Grand Canyon University
PORAC member:
Jason Schrotberger, SEBA
Parents: Jason and Lisa Schrotberger

 

Orange County Chapter
Edgar Hampton, President

 

Cana Cossin
Graduated from:
Veritas Classical Academy
PORAC member:
James Cossin, Anaheim PA
Parents: James and Ashley Cossin

 

Hannah Olea
Graduated from:
Corona High School
PORAC member:
John Olea, Anaheim PA
Parents: John and Stacie Olea

 

San Diego/Imperial Chapter
Bryan Zmijewski, President

 

Elizabeth Rudisill
Graduated from:
Great Oak High School
PORAC member:
Robert Rudisill, San Diego County DSA
Parents: Robert Rudisill and Colette Berwick‐Rudisill

 

RAM
Bob Valladon, Chairman

 

Sarah Pickens
Currently attending:
Gavilan College
PORAC member:
Brian Pickens, RAM (Ret. Monterey County DSA)
Parents: Brian and Sylvia Pickens

2018 PORAC Scholarship Winners

REGION I


Bay Area Chapter
Jason Wentz, President

 

Sienna Dunakin
Currently attending:
Ohio State University
PORAC member:
Mark Dunakin, Oakland POA (EOW: March 21, 2009)
Parents: Mark and Angela Dunakin

 

Alexis Massey
Graduated from:
Los Gatos High School
PORAC member:
William Massey, San Mateo County OSS
Parents: William Massey and Andrea Westrum

 

Allyson McBroom
Graduated from:
Freedom High School
PORAC member:
Tarra Mendes, Antioch PMA
Parents: Tarra and Aureliano Mendes

 

Nathen Welch
Graduated from:
Dixon High School
PORAC member:
Shawn Welch, Contra Costa County DSA
Parents: Shawn and Deborah Welch

 

Central Coast Chapter
Roger Winslow, President

 

Alexandra Fraser
Currently attending:
Washington State University
PORAC member:
Kevin Fraser, Santa Clara POA
Parents: Kevin and Michelle Fraser

 

Cody Paresa
Graduated from:
Monte Vista Christian High School
PORAC member:
Michael Paresa, Santa Clara County DSA
Parents: Michael and Gail Paresa

 

Northern Chapter
Ron Jacobson, President

 

Valerie Hogg
Graduated from:
Vacaville High School
PORAC member:
Dale Hogg, Vacaville POA
Parents: Dale Hogg and Jackie Powell-Hogg

 

REGION II


Central California Chapter
Anthony Gomez, President

 

 Mikaela Garces
Graduated from:
San Joaquin Memorial High School
PORAC member:
Max Garces, Clovis POA
Parents: Max and Sonia Garces

 

North Valley Chapter
Pat McNelis, President

 

Caitlyn Harney
Graduated from:
Foothill High School
PORAC member:
Eric Harney, Redding POA
Parents: Eric and Angelee Harney

 

South San Joaquin Chapter
Ryan Maxwell, President

 

William Diltz
Graduated from:
Redwood High School
PORAC member:
William Diltz, Visalia PMA
Parents: William and Karen Diltz

 

Valley Chapter
Steve Walker, President

 

Jared Renberg
Graduated from:
Calaveras High School
PORAC member:
Terry Renberg, San Joaquin County DSA
Parents: Terry and Julie Renberg

 

Nevada Chapter
Rich Tiran, President

 

William Ames
Graduated from:
McQueen High School
PORAC member:
William Ames, Washoe County SSDA
Parents: William Amesand Connie Harper

 

REGION III


Los Angeles North Chapter
Max Gonzalez, President

 

Morgan Egan
Graduated from:
San Dimas High School
PORAC member:
Matthew Egan, Glendora PMA
Parents: Matthew and Andrea Egan

 

Victoria Real
Graduated from:
Warren High School
PORAC member:
Francisco Real, Baldwin Park PA
Parents: Francisco and Flor Real

 

Samantha Solis
Graduated from:
James A. Garfield High School
PORAC member:
Art Solis, L.A. School POA
Parents: Art and Sylvia Solis

 

Tri-Counties Chapter
Mary-Linda Arroyo, President

 

Allison Fenske
Graduated from:
Orcutt Academy High School
PORAC member:
Matthew Fenske, Santa Barbara County DSA
Parents: Matthew Fenske and Brenda Coron

 

Lindsey Weitzman
Graduated from:
Dos Pueblos High School
PORAC member:
Gregg Weitzman, Santa Barbara County DSA
Parents: Gregg and Tootie Weitzman

 

Los Angeles South Chapter
Brandon Browning, President

 

Jannell Hurt
Graduated from:
Covina High School
PORAC member:
Cardell Hurt, Inglewood PMA
Parents:Cardell Hurt and Jereatta Dantzler

 

REGION IV


Inland Chapter
Marcelo Blanco, President

 

Cassey Poole
Currently attending:
Abilene Christian University
PORAC member:
John Poole, Upland PMA
Parents: John and Kim Poole

 

Vanessa Mercado
Graduated from:
Martin Luther King High School
PORAC member:
Paul Mercado, Corona POA
Parents: Paul and Diana Mercado

 

Jessica Naranjo
Graduated from:
Yucaipa High School
PORAC member:
Gary Naranjo, Ontario POA
Parents: Gary and Karie Naranjo

 

Orange County Chapter
Christopher Karrer, President

 

Amanda LaRochelle
Graduated from:
Esperanza High School
PORAC member:
Richard LaRochelle, Anaheim PMA
Parents: Richard and Kimberly LaRochelle

 

San Diego/Imperial Chapter
Bryan Zmijewski, President

 

McKenna Rodi
Graduated from:
Mountain Valley Academy
PORAC member:
Joseph Rodi, San Diego County DSA
Parents: Joseph and Cynthia Rodi

 

Alyssa Stoney
Graduated from:
Scripps Ranch High School
PORAC member:
Brian Stoney, La Mesa POA
Parents: Brian and Cindy Stoney

 

RAM
Bob Valladon, Chairman

 

Diana Sawan
Graduated from:
Northgate High School
PORAC member:
Panya Sawan, RAM (Ret. Oakland POA)
Parents: Panya Sawan and Anita Mills

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