Jocelyn Jauregui

 

The Community of Lindsay is honored to announce the 2014 Orange Blossom Festival Queen Ms. Jocelyn Jauregui, a strong and determined young lady with a vibrant personality. She is thrilled and honored to have her named added to the long list of Queens and be part of Lindsay's rich history!

Jocelyn graduated from Lindsay High School in 2010 and is a 4th year student at the University of California, San Diego where she is a Physiology and Neuroscience major with a minor in Education. Jocelyn is the oldest daughter of Jose and Selia Jauregui. She has a little brother Samuel who is a freshman at Lindsay High School. Jocelyn moved to Lindsay when she was 10 years old leaving the rich farming community of Salinas, California to another rich farming community, Lindsay. She was shocked how hot it was in Lindsay; after all it was August! Despite the rough start, Jocelyn affectionately calls Lindsay her home.

While a student at Lindsay High School, Jocelyn was in AVID where she served as President. She is honored to have been asked to join AVID while she was attending junior high; not many students can say they were a 6 year AVID student. Jocelyn was involved in many clubs at LHS: Book Club, Spanish Club, French Club, Tienken Academy, Key Club and she is a CSF life time member. Jocelyn is CNA certified and earned the Golden Poppy Award from the State of California for superior test scores for 4 years. She and one other student at LHS were able to graduate with a Spanish Literacy Rope, which means she was proficient in the Spanish language in an academic setting upon graduation from high school. Jocelyn challenged herself with numerous AP Class while at Lindsay High School.

Jocelyn left the comfort of Lindsay and headed to UC San Diego eager to jump right in. It wasn't long before she realized how difficult it would be to adjust to the rigors of a large college campus and to be away from home. However, during her second year she accepted the changes an made UCSD her home away from home. Jocelyn is proud to be a Founding Mother; she co-founded with 6 other young women the UCSD chapter of Sigma Alpha Zeta, a multicultural service sorority. It is the first of its kind at UCSD. Jocelyn has easily done more than 100 community service hours with the organization since its inception in 2012. The sorority focuses on domestic violence awareness as well as the necessary beach cleanup in San Diego, helping seal pups and volunteering at her local San Diego YMCA. Jocelyn values her Sigma Alpha Zeta sisters and is proud of all their accomplishments.

Jocelyn will graduate from UCSD in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science degree. After helping teach young children in Mexico on one of her many trips there, Jocelyn decided she wanted to be a teacher rather than a doctor. After graduation, she will pursue a career in teaching and move back to Lindsay to be part of our community. Jocelyn credits her teachers at Lindsay High School to having a lasting impact on her life, great teachers who believed in her and believed that she could make a difference. Her goal is to do exactly the same thing, to serve as a role model and help children of Lindsay.

Jocelyn is looking forward to this Orange Blossom Festival. She can't wait to have a full week with her "princesas" (a Spanish term of endearment for this year's Queen's attendants) and get to know the members of her community and this years Honored Couple Mike & Stephanie Lenihan. She's very proud to call Lindsay her home, a community with a big "heart".

Jocelyn and her family would like to invited you all to come to the parade on April 12th then enjoy a wonderful day with family and friends at the park celebrating Lindsay's 82nd Orange Blossom Festival!