A Red Bluff teen was chosen out of 35,000 people as the winner of the Kohl's Cares Scholarship this year. The program honors nearly 200 deserving volunteers with a one thousand dollar scholarship for college. Jessica Macdonald says she's honored to be chosen as the winner of this scholarship. By her motivation and community involvement, she has made a huge name for herself as an inspiring young woman.
With horseback riding as her passion, Jessica was looking to start her own community service project so she created the Norcal Hero Ride For Life event. Every year since 2008, nearly 250 horseback riders gather to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Ride for Life event is held at the Tehema District Fairgrounds on the first Saturday of every April.
So far, Jessica's organization has raised 150,000 dollars to donate to the American Cancer Society. Jessica's passion to help others will follow her to college in the fall where she plans on pursuing a nursing degree at the University of Nevada Reno. The other scholarship winner is Alonzo Borchert from Cottonwood who has donated more than 2,100 pounds of food to the Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance.