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Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association scholarships awarded for 2011

Special to the Sun

Kirsten Goldsmith

AUBURN, Calif. and#8212; The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (PCDSA) recently announced their 2011 scholarships for outstanding students.

The Deputy Rick Meredith Memorial Scholarship is awarded to high school students who will graduate in 2011. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, letters of recommendations, community involvement, and participation in school activities.

Locally, the Deputy Rick Meredith Memorial Scholarship 2011 was awarded to Kirsten Goldsmith in the amount of $1,000. Goldsmith is the daughter of Deputy Tom Marois, assigned to the Tahoe Station. She graduated from Loyalton High School and plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. While in high school Kirsten participated in student government and served as the Student Council President for three years. She also participated in Future Business Leaders of America, CSF, and was the captain of the Cheer Squad.

The Deputy James B. Machado Memorial Scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled full-time college students. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, school and community involvement. Deputy Machado was killed in the line of duty in 1978.

The scholarship was awarded to local recipient Ryan Hunt in the amount of $1,000. Ryan Hunt is the son of Sgt. Dave Hunt, also assigned to the Tahoe station. Ryan Hunt currently attends Cuesta Community College. He served four years as an artillery Cannoneer in the United States Marines Corp. He is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

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