Daniel-MennoEmployee, $5,000, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Architectural Engineering

As one of Del Mar Racetrack’s youngest-ever employees, Daniel Menno learned, “Working hard truly does pay off; an ethic I will take with me to college and apply to my career.” Assistant Banquet/Restaurant Manager Brian Conrad praises Daniel as “a responsible and mature young man; an asset to my staff.” This commendation is shared by others who recommended him, reflecting Daniel’s ability to focus on the task at hand and juggle priorities. After graduating 29th out of a class of 432 from University City High with a 4.41 GPA, he plans to major in Architectural Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he will no doubt work hard, race to the top, obtain a great job and fulfill his stated commitment to “make my mother proud.”