Students receive scholarships, sponsored in part by Chain | Cohn | Clark, in 9th Grito de Dolores celebration
Twenty-five students received college scholarships during the 9th annual “Grito de Dolores” celebration hosted by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, sponsored in part by Chain | Cohn | Clark.
This year’s Grito de Dolores commemorated the 210th Mexican Independence Day. The local socially-distanced celebration was pre-recorded in front of the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield, and presented virtually on Sept. 15 on Telemundo.
The event included folkloric dancers, mariachi and banda music groups, and a scholarship recognition ceremony honoring 25 Kern County students and scholarship recipients, awarded by the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation. Learn more about the scholarships program below.
Mexican Independence Day is Sept. 16 each year. The Grito, which occurred in the small Mexican town of Dolores, was the rallying call made by a Roman Catholic priest in front of his church to the battle against Spain.
The Bakersfield law firm Chain | Cohn | Clark each year sponsors student scholarships presented during El Grito celebration. Other sponsors included Adventist Health, Carlos A. Alvarez, M.D., Bank of the Sierra, Beautiful You Medical Aesthetics, Clinica Del Valle, KGET/Telemundo Valle Central, Valley Republic Bank, Valley Strong Credit Union, and XM Garcia Law.
The sponsors, in partnership with the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Business Education Foundation, awarded 25 $250 and $500 scholarships to local students in pursuit of higher education, and who are giving back in various ways to our community. This year, the foundation received nearly 100 applications from students throughout Kern County.
“These students are some of the brightest in Kern County, who care about their futures and their community,” said Jorge Barrientos, KCHCC Business Education Foundation board member and Chain | Cohn | Clark marketing director. “The KCHCC Business Education Foundation, along with the sponsors, is proud to annually award these scholarships to our local students to help them in their trek to make their goals a reality.”
The scholarship winners were:
- Dayana Aguilar
- Guadalupe Alcala
- Isabel Angulo
- Aydee Arredondo
- Mia Faith Arredondo
- Karen Vianney Garcia Barbosa
- Juliana Garcia Cruz
- Sergio Flores
- Arly Galindo
- Estefany Garcia
- Haylee Gonzales
- Dory Garnica Guttierez
- Isaac Larroque
- Cindy Maldonado
- Ariana Naranjo
- Azuzena Ortiz
- Stephanie Pantoja
- Karla Perez
- Priscilla Perez
- Daniela Ortiz Samayoa
- Jacqueline Olivia Sala
- Briana Salas
- Jesus Trujillo
- Ivan Vielma
- Cynthia Villanueva
Scholarships are offered by the KCHCC Business Education Foundation annually in the fall. For more information on future opportunities, please visit kchcc.org.
If you or someone you know is injured in an accident at the fault of someone else, or injured on the job no matter whose fault it is, contact the attorneys at Chain | Cohn | Clark by calling (661) 323-4000, or fill out a free consultation form at chainlaw.com.
- El Grito de Dolores 2020 en el Centro de Bakersfield (Telemundo – Sept. 15, 2020)
- Entrega de becas de la Fundación Educativa de la Cámara de Comercio (Telemundo – Sept. 15, 2020)
- Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce host 9th Annual El Grito Celebration (23ABC News – Sept. 15, 2020)