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2020 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate
Introducing Faith DeBrum – VTC Enterprises
My name is Faith DeBrum, and I am pleased to announce I am the 2020 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate representing VTC Enterprises. I am honored to stand for this organization that shares my values of doing all I can to bring strength, health and empowerment to ALL members of our community.
I am a 16-year-old sophomore at Orcutt Academy High School where I am currently involved with the volleyball team and California Scholarship Foundation Club (CSF). I enjoy the physical activity and teamwork of playing volleyball, and I appreciate the academic and community focused work of CSF for which I maintain a minimum 3.75 GPA. After graduating from high school, I plan to attend a four-year university such as Texas Tech, Georgia State University or University of San Diego to earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. From there I will pursue a career as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse. I have a huge passion for community service and helping others who are vulnerable such as people with disabilities, those struggling to get or pay for medical care, and children with cancer.
I was diagnosed with cancer almost 6 years ago and have been cancer free for 5 years. And though that experience is not all that defines me, the journey has helped shape me into the young lady standing here today. I understand compassion, encouragement, generosity, persistence and hard work. My family and I have raised over $200,000 to fight childhood cancer and support other families going through the same battle we did. Knowing how the money we raised helped them warms my heart and fuels my desire to do more. I want to give back to the community and organizations that gave everything to me and my family.
One of my other passions is riding horses and tending to their welfare. I started riding a couple years ago and have found it makes me the happiest version of myself when I am around horses, whether working with them or in the saddle. My family always went to the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo, and I grew up dreaming of becoming the Rodeo Queen. I would see the Queen Candidates walking around in their outfits, friendly and welcoming, presenting themselves with so much grace, and as a little girl that always caught my attention. Now here I am, beyond excited to be given this opportunity of a lifetime and honored to be representing VTC! I am blessed to have amazing support from my parents, Ronnie and Laura DeBrum, my older brother Landon and my incredible “friend group” who will cheer me on until the end.
I am extremely excited and hopeful for new fundraising opportunities this year with VTC Enterprises. I look forward to helping them in their work assisting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their life goals. I will work my hardest to help them succeed, to grow as an individual myself and to be a light to the community. Thank you to everyone for supporting me and thank you again to VTC for choosing me and believing in me.
Our 2019 Elks Rodeo Queen, Nerissa Arellano!
Nerissa raised $379,345 for VTC!
In just 8 weeks, Nerissa Arellano, senior at Righetti High School raised over $379,000 to help individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities receiving services at VTC.
My name is Nerissa Arellano and it is my privilege to be the Candidate representing VTC Enterprises in the 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Competition. I am truly excited for this opportunity to get involved with the community, get the community involved with VTC, and to raise funds for such a great organization!
I am 18 years old and a senior at Ernest Righetti High School. Aside from my academic studies, I am an active member in both the Future Farmers of America organization and 4-H. Showing animals competitively is something I am passionate about and have been participating in for 7 years, showing pigs specifically for the past six. After high school I plan to attend Allan Hancock College for my Business Administration Transfer Degree, then move on to a 4-year college in Northern California (preferably Sacramento State University, UC Santa Cruz, or Chico State) where I will study English and Liberal Studies to reach my goal of becoming an English teacher.
VTC Enterprises, whose mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their life goals, has a solid home in my heart. My mother has worked there for 20 years, and during that time I have gotten to know and interact with most of the individuals at the organization. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of volunteering for all of VTC’s Rodeo Queen Campaigns. These past 5 years as I watched each candidate work, grow and stretch herself beyond what she thought possible, I dreamed of running for Rodeo Queen one day too.
Now my dream is becoming real, and I am eager to pour myself into this endeavor with a passion to support the work of VTC, strengthen our Central Coast community, and further my own development as a young woman who will make a positive difference today and in the future. I am very thankful for the amazing support of my parents, Jose and Brenda Arellano, and from my younger brother Noah. My family is a continual inspiration to me of community involvement, generosity, persistence and dedication.
I am forever grateful to have this opportunity to run for Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen and honored to be serving our community and the people of VTC Enterprises. Thank you!
You Can Help VTC Enterprises Achieve Its Mission
’To assist youth and adults with disabilities or other limitations in choosing and achieving their life goals’