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Harmon & Sue Burns Scholarship Fund

Junior Giants Scholars 2009
Congratulations to the 2009 graduating class of scholars!

Celebrating its 13th year, the Giants Community Fund is proud to continue its scholarship program for 13-year-old Junior Giants students. Emphasizing the importance of self-esteem, teamwork and leadership, this scholarship commends a commitment to academics and community service through assisting students to achieve goals of higher education and promoting active community involvement. The goal of this program is to provide students with the incentive and motivation to actualize their full potential.

In 2009, the Junior Giants Scholars program was renamed the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship Fund in honor of the late Giants owners Harmon and Sue Burns. Both Harmon and Sue were generous supporters of the Giants Community Fund. Sue served on the Giants Community Fund Board of Directors and was a valuable member of the Education committee. The Fund is thankful to The Burns Family Foundation and Franklin Templeton Investments for underwriting the scholarship program in honor of Harmon and Sue.

Ten Scholars will be selected the summer before they enter eighth grade and will receive a $5,000 scholarship upon successful completion of high school and acceptance to college or a training program.

Applicants must apply the summer prior to entering eighth grade and meet the following criteria:

  • Currently participate in the Junior Giants baseball program
  • Demonstrate the value of education, a strong work ethic, and community outreach

Applications can be obtained from your local Junior Giants commissioner or coach.

2014 Junior Giants Scholars

NameLeague
Ryan BandaDaly City
Ean BezemerSanger
Bryan ChanSan Bruno
Fernando Flynn-QuintanillaDaly City
Fabian GaribayStockton
Jacob LopezLake County
Hailee MincherLos Molinos
Conall PedersonSan Francisco PAL
Emmett ReillyUkiah
Gitzelle VillaMorgan Hill

Previous Junior Giants Scholars

2013 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Jasmyne AragonMorgan Hill
Nancy AvinaCottonwood
Christian CarrascoRancho Cordova
Quincie CrossMt. Shasta
Leonardo MacedoHayward
Alejandro NaranjoMorgan Hill
Daisy PaulsenSan Bruno
Seth ReyesAtwater
Vivian SalmeronVacaville
Kendall WilliamsLos Molinos


2012 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Javier CardenasAtwater
Jose CruzMorgan Hill
Tyler FinckCottonwood
Naomi HernandezHayward
Ryan HikaModesto
De'Maurier JacksonEast Palo Alto
Kilipo LeueaHayward
Westen MeyerSan Luis Obispo
Anastacia RamirezMorgan Hill
Heather Rodriguez-OrtizLos Molinos


2011 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Courtni BradleyTracy
Austin ChowSan Francisco
Riley ClarkeSanta Cruz
Araceli Garcia TorresMorgan Hill
Donovin GuerreroAntioch
Nathaniel Ireland-RochonCottonwood
Mikaela MizunoTracy
Armane PitaBayview
Elizabeth RamirezMorgan Hill
Alexis SerafinoMorgan Hill


2010 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Kiana CapelliHayward
Daniel Carranza-PeralModesto
Brittany ChinSan Bruno
Mayra GonzalezMorgan Hill
Eileen HarlandSalinas
Hunter JonesSan Luis Obispo
Tiffany Menschel-PhillipsJackson
Megan RamoDaly City
Sarah TaylorAtwater
Alexander XuTracy


2009 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Azaan AliLas Vegas
Lisbeth AraizaLos Molinos
Jesus ChipresHayward
Annie FinckCottonwood
Rodger GalangSan Francisco
Sarah GuntherRedding
Alishua JohnsonRedwood Valley
Hugo NaranjoMorgan Hill
Marcus ScottUkiah
Alex VargasSan Bruno


2008 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Rachel BentzLos Molinos
Justice BrandenburgWest Sacramento
Jordan CooperRed Bluff
Joshua JeterPaso Robles
Betsy JohnsonRedding
Maria NuñezCorning
Noen RodriguesOroville
Jonathan SchneringerShasta Lake
Veronica YbarraAtwater
2007 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Cristina AvinaMorgan Hill
Austi BankstonLas Vegas
Sarah EnglandAtwater
Steven Golden IIOakland
Colin GrotheMonterey County
Julian HoaglenUkiah
Nancy JohnsonEast Palo Alto
David MacdonaldUkiah
Nathan MadonichSan Bruno
Jessica WilliamsLos Molinos


2006 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Richard TaiDaly City
Katelyn GoehnerJackson
Andrew CampbellMt. Shasta
Mike KennedyMt. Shasta
Matthew GuntherRedding
Katryna DillardSan Bruno
Michael NicerDaly City
Waynelle BucknerSan Francisco
Jacob NabhanSan Luis Obispo
Courtney GarroutteUkiah


2005 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Meghan CallahanCottonwood
Melissa LarrarteDaly City
Winston LinDaly City
Chelsea YostHayward
Kayci GoehnerJackson
Emil WilliamsLas Vegas
Lonnie Watson Jr.Paso Robles
Eddie AulstonRed Bluff
Mickenzie WheelerRedding
Christopher ChenSan Francisco


2004 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Janessa SmithDaly City
Guadalupe EscoEast Palo Alto
Denzel JacksonEast Palo Alto
Frances GriffithLos Banos
Corben BrooksMt. Shasta
E. Nikoh HernandezOakland
John StrejanPaso Robles
Brittanie BrownRedding
Adriana TorresUkiah
James WarnerUkiah


2003 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
David AragonDaly City
Lorraine MataDaly City
Nick KennedyMt. Shasta
Jannelle WatsonPaso Robles
Kiley SorensenRed Bluff
Kevin ShueSan Francisco
Elis BaynhamUkiah
Derek Scott IIUkiah
Stephanie WiardUkiah
Anthony FirkinsWillits


2002 Junior Giants Scholars
NameLeague
Juan Ortega Daly City
Ramon MeachamEast Palo Alto
Anthony AyalaLos Banos
Will BedellPaso Robles
Kaitlynne MoorePaso Robles
Crystal OntiverosPaso Robles
Brandon BarnettRedding
Brittany LivingstonSalinas
Stanley QuanSan Mateo
Jason Stewart San Mateo
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