July 13, 2024
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Brennan is the son of Thomas and Tiffany Martinez from Lake City, CA. Brennan has
been involved in the Surprise Valley FFA, Superior Region FFA, Associated Student
Body Officer, and the Modoc County Junior Livestock Show Board to name a few.
Brennan plans to attend Oregon Institute of Technology and study in the field of
Radiologic Technology hoping to put his social skills and passion for helping others as a

Brennan Martinez is the recipient of the Carolyn Richardson Memorial Scholarship.
Carolyn Richardson was an environmental attorney for the California Farm Bureau and
a firm believer that the stewardship of land, water and profitable farming are not
incompatible. She dedicated her time working for solutions of endangered species,
water and grazing in Modoc County, both the Tulelake and Goose Lake Basins.

Shelby Criner, a 2022 Graduating Senior from Modoc High School has been selected to
receive the 2024 Rustici Scholarship administered by the California Farm Bureau. The
Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarship provides financial assistance for students
who are interested in preparing for a career in rangeland management and an emphasis
towards cattle and sheep ranching in conjunction with good rangeland practices.

The Russell Rustici Livestock and Rangeland Scholarships began in 2007 and there
has been over 1.52 million dollars awarded from this scholarship program.

Shelby is the daughter of Brad and Ruth Ann Criner from Canby California. She is
attending Chico State University and studying Animal Science. Shelby’s commitment to
ranching and livestock production honors Mr. Rustici’s legacy.

Congratulations to Shelby! We wish her the very best in her educational and career

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