Local student Susana Orozco has been selected to win a $1,000 scholarship in an annual competition hosted by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) and its affiliates. Orozco was submitted for regional consideration by Sweetwater Authority, which earlier selected her to win its $1,000 local scholarship.
Each student in the competition was required to research the purpose of special districts and prepare an essay about their value as a form of local government. In her essay, Orozco stated, “Special districts are an important method of representing and fulfilling the needs of individuals in specified areas.”
Orozco will graduate with a 4.7 GPA and plans to double major in Cellular and Developmental Biology and English, with the hopes of working in the biotech field after graduating from college. She has earned Golden State Honors in Biology, US History, Chemistry and Written Composition, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and has earned a Wel-lesley Book Award. She has volunteered with Project Wildlife, the local swimming pool, and the Bonita Branch of the San Diego Public Libraries.
Orozco will receive the Sweetwater Authority Scholarship June 17 and will be honored with other regional winners at a CSDA meeting May 15. Her regional scholarship was funded by a CSDA affiliate, the Council of Water Utilities.