Martinez scholarship awarded to MV seniors

MONTE VISTA — Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Moises Juarez and Daniel Chacon, who excelled in academics, athletics and community services, were awarded Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarships of $1,000 each on May 25.

This will assist these seniors to begin their journey to pursue a higher education.

This scholarship began in 2009 when Glen, a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, was killed in action while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Glen Martinez was a Monte Vista High School graduate, the son of Ron and Carol Martinez, who set up the scholarship in his memory.

An annual golf tournament also raises funds to provide the scholarships.

Caption: From left are Carol Martinez, mother of the fallen hero, Moises Juarez, Daniel Chacon and Ron Martinez, father of Glen, whom were introduced to all the participants who entered the 5K Run/Walk which helps to raise funds for this scholarship.