Tehama County Youth is New California State Ambassador, Receives $10,000 Scholarship

San Jose, CA. – July 18, 2017 – On Friday evening, July 14, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Mitchell Sauve won the title of California State Ambassador at the California State Scholarship Competition sponsored by Youth Focus Inc. He is also the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship.

Mitchell entered the competition as Tehama County’s Young Man of Achievement. He is currently a second year marketing student at Arizona State University where he is also pursuing a minor in music vocal performance. He plans to pursue a career in music production.

Mitchell graduated from high school a year early with an above a 4.0 grade average and achieved numerous academic and music awards in the process. Since leaving high school, he has furthered his music career by attending open mic nights and joining the Barrett Honors Choir.

Mitchell has always been involved in his community, participating in projects including the Salvation Army Toy Drive and supporting their local blood drives. Recently, Mitchell worked on a community service project designed to get all youth more involved with music programs. He developed a talent showcase for kids that included a raffle and other activities. Proceeds were donated to Tehama County’s local music programs.

He also works tirelessly for The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. “When most people think of a superhero, they think of Spiderman or Batman. But I think of the people who are currently fighting a battle with cancer,” Mitchell said. “I hope that by working with Relay for Life, nobody will have to hear those dreaded three words ‘You Have Cancer.’”

The California State Scholarship Competition is a prestigious youth program sponsored by Youth Focus Inc. This statewide scholarship program is conducted to recognize and select outstanding youth who will serve as youth ambassadors representing Youth Focus Inc. As youth ambassadors, they have the opportunity to meet and interact with civic leaders, volunteers and other young people, spreading the word about the importance of giving back to their communities. The program awards some $30,000.00 in educational scholarships to the young men and women of accomplishment who participate.