2020 Escondido Legends Scholarship Program
Generously made possible with funding by Jack Raymond.
The Second Annual Escondido History Center Legends Scholarship Program recently announced eight winners of the awards, each with a connection to a legendary person in Escondido’s history. Each honored senior student attending a high school in Escondido is to receive an honorariums of $1,000 for participating in a variety of school activities and demonstrating leadership qualities while attending high school. Volunteerism in the community is also highly important. Plans are under way to present the honorarium, a framed certificate, and a Student Membership to the Escondido History Center to each of the honored seniors at a ceremony at the Santa Fe Train Depot in Grape Day Park in early April.
Click on an underlined name to read that Escondido Legend’s story.
CLIFFORD “GAVVY” CRAVATH, Professional Baseball Player - awarded to ELSA HAAS, Escondido High School, for exceptional involvement in varsity baseball or softball, and/or an interest in sports management or coaching.
GEORGE CORDRY, News Reporter and Community Leader – awarded to ALEXIS MARION, Classical Academy, for exceptional involvement in media production and/or a demonstrated interest in school sports
JACK PORT, Military Hero and Businessman – awarded to ERYN HOEFFIGER, Escondido High School, for participation in Junior ROTC or an Armed Forces commitment. Additional consideration will be given for participation and interest in business education.
JANE TRUSSELL, Career Educator, Softball and Tennis Player – awarded to OLIVIA ANDERSON, Escondido High School, for strong interest in a career in education. Additional consideration will be given for exceptional participation in varsity softball and /or tennis.
JUAN BATISTA ALVARADO, Pioneer and Rancher – awarded to ALLISON CAVE, Escondido High School, and JASMINE GRANADOS, Escondido High School, for agricultural leadership and for exceptional participation in FFA with a focus on animals.
PETE COSCARART, Professional Baseball Player – awarded to JULIA BLOUNT, Classical Academy, for exceptional participation in varsity baseball or softball. Additional consideration will be given for participation in the performing arts.
ROBERT FREEMAN, Professional Artist – awarded to AUDREY DEUBIG, Escondido High School, and ALYEN NAYIVA AMADOR HUERTA, Escondido High School, for exceptional participation in the fine arts. Additional consideration will be given for participation in groups promoting human dignity.
SID HOLLINS, Educator and Civic Leader – awarded to ANGELEAH MADORE, Escondido High School, for pronounced interest in pursuing a career in elementary education. Additional consideration will be given for participation in varsity basketball and/or school government.
The Escondido Legends committee has begun planning for the 2021 Escondido Legends awards; check the website for information as it becomes available or call 760-743-8207.