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Guild scholarship recipient sets sights high

Jordan B. Castro, our Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund winner for 2017, is the son of a Chronicle unit member. He will study civil engineering at San Francisco State University. Photo courtesy Jordan Castro 2017.

Note from the Editor:  We asked Jordan to let us know how the Guild scholarship will be of help this fall.  Here’s his note…

I will be a freshman attending San Francisco State University as a Civil Engineering major. As a child, I loved exploring the city of San Francisco. I always wondered how mankind can create such a beautiful civilization, from its towering skyscrapers like the Transamerica Pyramid to the sturdy piers of Embarcadero. The city still lives in harmony. Creating beauty that is accessed everyday is why I am striving to be a civil engineer.

The idea of being the mastermind behind a creation of awe has always been a dream of mine. Being the youngest sibling, I looked up to my older sisters as they continue to follow their dreams of going to graduate school. With a retired father on a fixed income, the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund can also help my parents with school expenses.

I highly appreciate the Pacific Media Workers Guild for not only allowing me to pursue my goals, but for supporting me in my journey as well. Thank you for the scholarship!

Editor’s note: We are so proud of the Castro family.  Here is a flyer for posting at your work site, Guild members.

Camille, Jade, Jordan, Lisa and Gerry Castro celebrate Jordan’s graduation from El Camino High School in May 2017. Photo courtesy the Castro family 2017.

Kat Anderson

Kat Anderson

Pacific Media Workers Guild Administrative Officer/Business Agent, founder of Bay News Rising mentorship program for college journalism students and editor of mediaworkers.org.

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