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Gosch Ford Temecula awards $53,000 in scholarships and a brand-new car to local high school seniors


Last updated 6/7/2019 at 12:43am

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Scholarship recipients pose for a photo after being recognized during Gosch Ford Temecula's inaugural Education First banquet Wednesday, May 29.

TEMECULA – Gosch Ford Temecula hosted their inaugural Education First banquet Wednesday, May 29, honoring local high school seniors in the Murrieta and Temecula school districts.

Approximately 150 community members, including students and their families, gathered to attend the banquet at Gosch Ford Temecula's showroom floor. Students in attendance at the banquet were from Chaparral, Great Oak, Murrieta Mesa, Murrieta Valley, Temecula Valley and Vista Murrieta high schools. Marc Gosch, Gosch Ford Temecula's owner, and Jason Noble, general manager, honored the following 50 high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their continued education: Abigail Mupas, Aidan Stuart, Alek Martinez, Amaya Fogg, Amy Kehoe, Brandon Skaggs, Brittany Licitra, Charles Graff, Chloe Bell, Elizabeth Rudisill, Emily Gerdes, Emily Minich, Emma Huter, Ethan Juarez, Giselle Duke, Grace Green, Hannah Kearns, Haylie Tudor, Isabelle Van Den Bergh, Jacob Hauge, Justin Rhee, Katrina Petchers, Kayla Lesovsky, Kayla Manning, Kayla Voegele, Ling Chiu, London Mainwaring, Mariah Peña, Matthew Dull, Maverick Villon, Megan Buckley, Melanie Reynolds, Morgan Buchnoff, Natalie Adras, Natalie Herrera, Nicolas Peña, Payton Sullivan, Preston Toner, Russell Briggs, Samantha Sanchez, Savannah Paul, Setu Migao, Shannon Keegan, Skylar Price, Sophia Licitra, Summer Ellis, Taylor Walling, Thaleia Fontanez, Thien Vo and Trent Bean. A raffle was held for an additional $3,000 scholarship and was awarded to Giselle Duke of Great Oak High School. 

"We are truly pleased with the success of this program's first year and would really like to encourage those going to junior colleges and trade schools to apply for the scholarship next year," Gosch said. "We set up this scholarship to ensure that everyone had the opportunity to continue their education, regardless of a students plan to attend a four-year college, community college or trade school."

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Marc Gosch, owner of Gosch Ford Temecula, and Jason Noble, general manager, presents Giselle Duke, the raffle winner with an additional $3,000 scholarship during Gosch Ford Temecula's inaugural Education First banquet Wednesday, May 29.

The excitement didn't end there. Students and their families enjoyed food, drinks, and a DJ while five senior finalists from Chaparral High School were given the chance to win a 2019 Ford EcoSport. Each of the five students chose a key at random, one of which would start the brand-new car. Lucero Flores was the lucky winner.

"Our goal with the Education First program is to encourage the next generation of professionals in our community to continue their education," Noble said. Gosch Ford Temecula has developed three educationally based programs that will benefit teachers and students in the community which included free Oil Changes for Educators. For more information, visit

Gosch Ford has been serving the valley for over 50 years, and Gosch Ford Temecula has been serving Temecula and its surrounding areas for over 25 years. They are a new and used Ford dealership located in the Temecula Valley Auto Mall. For more information on Gosch Ford Temecula, visit their website at You can also find Gosch Ford Temecula on Facebook at

Submitted by Gosch Ford.


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