April 21, 2000

Local Accounting Firm Awards College Scholarship

Calderon, Jaham & Osborn Certified Public Accountants and Consultants is proud to announce that Susan Garcia of Scripps Ranch High School has been awarded the firm's first annual college scholarship. Thomas J. Saiz, CPA, partner says, "We plan to award $10,000 in scholarship over the next five years to help reverse the trend of declining enrollments in the study of accounting at the college level."

Susan Garcia

Saiz says the competition, which was open to students in San Diego County, was tremendous, but Ms. Garcia stood apart as an outstanding candidate because of her academic excellence and community service. She plans to study business in college and later earn her Masters of Business Administration.

Garcia was also chosen by the Mexican Consulate to represent Mexican teens in the United States. She is also a member of the Latino Club and Mexican Ballet Folkloric group which dances at convalescent homes. "Susan was among five very impressive finalists who met with the selection committee at Calderon, Jaham & Osborn," says Saiz. "We feel honored to play a part in her education and look forward to watching her develop into a leader in business."

Lynn McConville, Garcia's accounting teacher characterizes Garcia as the "quintessence of scholarship and citizenship and is truly the definition of a well-rounded person." She adds, "Susan has been challenged by much adversity in her brief life, but has endured with much grace and has grown from her experiences." Scripps Ranch High School guidance counselor, Jane A. Morrill says she considers Garcia "one of the most intelligent, hardworking. dedicated and caring students."

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