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Memorial Awards


Brock Jarrett Toledo Memorial scholarship winner


Amanda Moretti, daughter of Michael and Monique Moretti of Petaluma, Calif, is the 2011 recipient of the Brock Jarrett Toledo Memorial Scholarship.


A Tomales High School graduating senior, Moretti will be attending Cornell University in the Fall. She will be majoring in Animal Science with plans of pursuing a career in Ag Finance or Ag Marketing.


Moretti is a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation main- taining a 4.3 GPA. She co-edited her school yearbook, and played both vol- leyball and basketball during her four years of high school. As an active mem- ber of the Tomales FFA she served as Chapter President, North Coast Region President, was chosen as a Regional Proficiency Winner for Dairy Production and traveled as a delegate for both the State and National FFA Conventions.


As a nine year member of Liberty 4-H Club, she has held several offices and was a county winner in both the Dairy Cattle and Arts and Crafts projects.


Outside of School, Moretti has been a very active member of both the Red- wood Empire Junior Holstein Association and the California Junior Holstein Association. In addition to exhibiting many champions throughout her ca- reer, in 2008 she was the Girl Breeder of the Future and was a National Cham- pion Junior Dairy Bowl team member. Other major awards include State Fit- ting and Showing Champion in 2009 and being chosen the National Young Distinguished Junior Member in 2010.


Moretti’s work experience includes working on the family dairy and making and selling cheese for the Two Rock Valley Cheese Company.


Tis scholarship was established by the Toledo Family of Hanford, Calif. in memory of their son Brock who passed away in February of 1996. Brock was an active member of the Cali- fornia Junior Holstein Association. It will be awarded annually to a graduating senior who shares Brock’s enthusi- asm for agriculture and love for the livestock and dairy industry.


Brock Jarrett Toledo


California State Fitting & Showing Award Te 2011 Fitting and Showing Champion is Rocco Cunningham. Te per- petual trophy that was presented to Rocco was established in memory of a young and active California Junior Holstein Association Member, Brock Toledo, who passed away in February of 1996. He had a passion for showing and was an excellent showman. Presenting the award to Rocco is the To- ledo Family – Loretta Toledo, Rondi Toledo Chambers and Macey Pearson. Congratulations Rocco!


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2011 Cortney Borba Memorial Junior Grand Champion Award Carol Borba presents the Cortney Borba Memorial Junior Grand Champion Award to, Michael Davis, with Grand Champion of the Junior Show Gleneil Mr Samuelo Bo Doll. Congratulations Michael!


Cortney Borba Memorial Awards


Cortney was born on June 6, 1987 and passed away on October 2, 1995. From day one she had no choice but to have a passion for the Holstein Cow. She was the last of three children in the Borba family and from early on loved the dairy industry and Holstein Cow as much as her parents Frank and Carol and older siblings Frankie and Natalie. Cortney loved not only being around the cows, but also to be around the people of the industry. She had a way of reeling them in with just a smile or short conversation. Cortney was known for her outgoing personality and beautiful smile.


Not only was Cortney active within the CJHA, but she also played soccer and softball and loved to be out on the family dairy helping feed calves and perform daily chores. Her favorite chore was holding calves tails as they were pictured for registration papers. She could not wait until she turned nine so she could join the 4-H club and show at the local and state fairs. It is a shame that she was taken be- fore her ninth birthday, because we know she would have been quite the competitor in the show ring.


After her death in 1995 the Borba Family sat down to find a way to honor Cortney from year to year.


It was a unanimous decision to


establish and sponsor an award and scholarship in her memory to be presented each year at the California Holstein Convention and Cali- fornia State Holstein Show. Te Borba Family said, “Not only do we take pride in honoring Cortney, but we also enjoy helping the future of the California Holstein Association and dairy industry.”


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