Cabrillo student receives Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship

© 2018-Aptos Life

Rachel Hodder was awarded Agri-Culture’s 2017 Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship. 

The award is for a student (past or present) who has participated in the California High School Rodeo Association, District 4, or a California 4-H Horse program within the greater Bay Area.

Hodder graduated from Aptos High School in 2014, and has been attending Cabrillo College for the past two years. When she earns her associate's degree from Cabrillo she plans on transferring to California State University Monterey Bay, where she will major in Agricultural Business/Accounting. Eventually, Hodder hopes to have a career in accountant for a local agricultural organization.

Hodder participated as an active member in the Corralitos 4-H horse program from 2006-2013. During that time, she held the office of Supplies in 2011, Vice President in 2012 and President in 2013. She was also the Junior Leader for the Sheep and Horse Projects for multiple years. 

While in 4-H, Hodder received the honors of Master Sheep/Horse Showman and Grand Champion Market Lamb. She has also received multiple sportsmanship awards for other horse clubs, and was given the title of “Miss CSHA, Region 6.” 

“Rachel is an outstanding individual," Agri-Culture President Steve Bontadelli said. "She is a well-rounded person who has participated in several organizations including 4-H. She will be a great addition to our agriculture community when she returns from college.”

For information about the Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship or other scholarship opportunities, contact Agri-Culture at (831) 722-6622 or visit

More In Homepage