J.M. Martens High School Scholars

The Joseph M. Martens Education Award is the newest initiative in our organization.  These educational scholarships will go towards covering a high school student’s books, matriculation and wardrobe costs for the course of one academic years (roughly $200 per student per year). In this way, we are allowed the opportunity to diversify and expand upon whom the Central Honduras Education Fund is able to support, while at the same time establishing early and timely relationships with potential Central Honduras Education Fund Scholars.

It is our hope that several Joseph M. Martens Education Awards may be awarded each year. The number of awards is dependent on the number of sponsors that are willing to support our list of potential students.  Currently, we are looking for sponsors to support our 3 newest Scholars for the  2013 – 2014 academic year. A list of our current scholars and their sponsors are listed below. Thank you to all of our sponsors!

To support a new or current Joe Martens Scholar, email us at…fund@chefund.org

To read more about our friend Joseph M. Martens, for whom the scholarship is named, click here.

2013 – 2014 Joseph M. Martens Scholars

Ana Paola Urquia Escoto

Paola - Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

Paola – Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jose Enrique  Velásquez  Hernández

Jose - Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

Jose – Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mervin Moncada Vargas

Mervin - Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

Mervin – Sponsored by Anonymous Donor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlin Fabricio Raudales Urquia

Sponsored by Anne and David Oldham

 

Age:14 años

Home:Cantoral, F.M.

Grade: Third Year of Ciclo Comun

High School: Instituto Jose Cecilio del Valle (Monte Redondo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Yaneris Espinoza Lopez

Sponsored by Mary Gainer and Family

 

Brenda Yaneris Espinoza Lopez is from Pueblo Nuevo, F.M. She is 15 years old, and is  freshman in high school. She lives with her family and has 3 sisters and 2 brothers younger than she. They work in agriculture, which is how they support themselves. Brenda´s school  is 10 minutes from her home. The name of Brenda`s  school is Jaime Romero Zuniga.” (bio written by Saira Raudales)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Xiomara Almendares

Wendy Almendares – Sponsored by Patrick and Mary Joan Mazza

Wendy is currently attending the brand new IHER (a distance learning high school program) in San Francisco de Soroguara.

Progress: Began first year of 3 year high school program in 2012.

Goals: To complete high school and continue to college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

José Isaac Almendares

José Isaac Almendares – Sponsored by Patrick and Mary Joan Mazza

Issac is currently attending the brand new IHER (a distance learning high school program) in San Francisco de Soroguara.

Progress: Began first year of 3 year high school program in 2012.

Goals: To complete high school and continue to college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Francisco Girón Almendarez

Jaime Francisco Girón Almendarez – Sponsored by Abby and Mike Mazza

Jaime is currently attending the brand new IHER (a distance learning high school program) in San Francisco de Soroguara.

Progress: Began first year of 3 year high school program in 2012.

Goals: To complete high school and continue to college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Enrique Varela Andino

Junior Varela – Sponsored by Mr. Mark Zepp

 

Junior is a second year high school student from the town of El Cantoral. Junior’s town is nestled in a valley at approximately 6,000 feet above sea level in the Corralitos Mountains of central Honduras. Junior is part of a farming family that produces chayote, carrots and other cool climate vegetables.

Junior hikes 2 hours to the neighboring town of El Aguacatal where he stays during the week to attend high school. He walks to a high school in the nearby town of Pueblo Nuevo. On the weekends Junior returns to his home town and assists his family on the farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keilyn Dayana Raudales Salgado

Keilyn Dayana Raudales Salgado – Sponsored by Donna and Larry Banas

Keylin is from the village of El Ocotal. She has two younger brothers and a younger baby sister. Her family raises all different types of vegetables in seed trays which they later sell to local producers in nearby towns and villages.

Keylin recently completed her first year of high school studies at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers), a high school founded to provide education to homeless and financially challenged youth. Everyday Keiylin walks down a dirt path to the main highway where she takes a 10 minute bus ride to her high school.

 

 

 

 

 

Bayron Alejandro Raudales Urquia

Alejandro Raudales – Sponsored by the Lake Lotawana Community UMC

Alejandro is from the town of El Ocotal. He has two brothers and two sisters. His family produces cucumbers, eggplants and tomatoes. Alejandro attends Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers), a high school that supports homeless children and students from families facing extreme poverty.

Alejandro is in his third year of high school. Part of his high school curriculum involves hands on skills training. Alejandro is part of a shoe making workshop. Alejandro has shown great dedication to his studies.

 

 

 

 

 

Jossi Jonas Raudales

Jossi Jonas Raudales – Sponsored by the Lake Lotawana Community UMC

Jonas is from the town of El Ocotal. He has five brothers and three sisters. His family produces a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Jonas attends Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers), a high school that supports homeless children and students from families facing extreme poverty.

Jonas is in his third year of high school. Part of his educational curriculum involves making shoes and learning cobbler skills. Jonas continues to display great effort in his educational aspirations.

 

 

 

 

 

Toni Raudales

Toni Raudales – Sponsored by the Lake Lotawana Community UMC

Toni is currently attending Our Little Brothers High School (Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos)

Progress: 9th Grade/ 2014 high school graduation projection

Goals: Work in a big company, put into practice my shoe making skills, and later work as a publicist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandro Raudales

Sandro Raudales – Sponsored by the Lake Lotawana Community UMC

Sandro is from the town of El Ocotal. He has five brothers and one sister. His family produces cucumbers and tomatoes. When Sandro is not assisting his family in planting and harvesting, he attends Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers), a high school that supports homeless children and students from families facing extreme poverty.

Sandro is in his third year of high school. Sandro has taken part in shoe making workshops as well, which are part of the high school curriculum. Sandro has shown great dedication to his studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 Carlos Daniel Moncada Benites

Sponsored by David and Polly Burke

Carlos Daniel is currently attending the Junior Armando Flores Carias  in Zambrano.

 

Progress: Began first year of 3 year high school program in 2012.

 

Goals: To complete high school and continue to college.

 

 


Bayron Alejandro Raudales Urquia

Alejandro is from the town of El Ocotal. He has two brothers and two sisters. His family produces cucumbers, eggplants and tomatoes. Alejandro attends Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers), a high school that supports homeless children and students from families facing extreme poverty.

Alejandro is in his third year of high school. Part of his high school curriculum involves hands on skills training. Alejandro is part of a shoe making workshop. Alejandro has shown great dedication to his studies.