Alonzo Borchert, 7, from Cottonwood and Jessica Macdonald, 18, from Red Bluff who have been selected as regional scholarship winners from the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. They were chosen from more than 35,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact in their community. Their efforts earned them a $1,000 scholarship from Kohl’s.
Each year, instead of receiving presents for his birthday, Alonzo requests food to feed the hungry. Over the past three years, with the help of his classmates and local businesses, Alonzo has donated more than 2,100 pounds of food to the Anderson Cottonwood Christian Assistance (ACCA).
Jessica founded and coordinates the annual Nor Cal HERO Ride for Life event in which participants ride on horseback to raise money for the American Cancer Society. To date, thanks to Jessica’s leadership, Ride for Life has raised more than $120,000 for the organization.