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Scholar athlete wins $1,500 commissary scholarship

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Looking on as John Tagum of Camarillo accepts the 2011 Scholarship for Military Children are, from left, Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding officer, Naval Base Ventura County; John’s mother, Josefina Tagum; and Bill Benner, director of the commissary at NBVC Port Hueneme. © Estella Craven/Lighthouse
An 18-year-old standout football player from Rio Mesa High School who sports a 4.155 grade point average is the winner of a $1,500 scholarship presented by the commissary at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme.

John Tagum of Camarillo, the son of Salvador and Josefina Tagum, plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of California, Davis.

“I plan to study, not party,” he told Commissary Director Bill Benner as he picked up the award.

Among those attending the July 29 scholarship presentation at the commissary were John’s mother and Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding officer, Naval Base Ventura County…

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