Sgt. Glen Martinez Memorial Scholarship Recipients announced

Courtesy photoF rom left is Carol Martinez, Mother of the Fallen Hero, Kaitlynn Chavez, Nicholas Torrez, and Ron Martinez, Father of the Fallen Hero, who were introduced to all the participants of the 5K Run/Walk held on May 29th, 2021.

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 was a Monte Vista High School graduate, the son of Ron and Carol Martinez who set up the scholarship in Glen’s memory.  An annual 5K Run/Walk and Veterans Golf Tournament helps to provide funds for the scholarships.

Two outstanding Monte Vista High School seniors, Kaitlynn Chavez and Nicholas Torrez who excelled in academics, athletics, and community service, were awarded this scholarship of $1000 each on May 11th, 2021 which will benefit these seniors to begin their journey to pursue a higher education.

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