Category Archives: Community

Mojave Youth Recognized by Congressman Kevin McCarthy

April 17, 2017. Mojave’s own Christion Seymour has been awarded the Award of Merit from Congressman Kevin McCarthy, our U.S. Representative from California’s 23rd District. The Merit Award was created to recognize outstanding high school students who have demonstrated exemplary school citizenship, volunteerism, community service, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership skills and have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Earlier this year, high school principals were invited to select one outstanding graduating senior per school to receive the award, and Mr. Seymour was selected among a graduating class of 32. Mr. Seymour, 17, is an extremely talented individual, participating in an eclectic range of activities, from band, to the science club, to being a leader on his Champion football team – all while maintaining a 3.8 GPA. Mr. Seymour has lived in Mojave with his proud Mother Katherine since 2010. He has been an active member of his student body and our community, and will be attending William Jessup University in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento. Mr. Seymour plans to major is behavioral science and aspires to be a forensic psychologist for the FBI.

As the Majority Leader, Congressman McCarthy is the second-most senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and has represented the 23rd district since 2006, which includes parts of Kern and Inyo Counties. About the award, Rep. McCarthy previously said “This award is intended to honor the achievements of our communities’ best and brightest, recognizing their positive achievements and inspiring all of our students to work toward their goals,” said Congressman McCarthy.  “By coming together and recognizing these students, I believe we help to create a positive community environment that supports the hard work of the next generation’s leaders.”

Mojave Foundation’s Joyce Nash is honored as Supervisor’s Constituent of the Month

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Congratulations to Joyce Nash for being selected as Kern County District 2 Supervisor Zach Scrivner’s Constituent of the Month in September!

Joyce, along with boyfriend, Ryan, moved from Atlanta, Georgia to California when Ryan was offered a job with Scaled Composites in Mojave. Joyce began working with The Mojave Foundation in June 2014, after researching non-profit organizations in the local area. Joyce has been busy writing grants for the Mojave Foundation, both for general funds, and for her biggest project – the Mojave community gardens. Joyce has been a great asset to The Mojave Foundation as she has assisted with daily tasks that are required to run a non-profit organization.

Joyce enjoys reading, cooking, and sewing. Her favorite foods are hot dogs and pizza.
Her dedication and enthusiasm about Mojave is apparent to anyone that interacts with Joyce. Feel free to stop by The Mojave Foundation office to introduce yourself.

One fun fact about Joyce: she can parallel park like a pro!

Read Supervisor Zach Scrivner’s newsletter HERE

 

Mojave’s First Community Garden Meeting

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The Mojave Foundation hosted it’s first community garden meeting at the site of the first ever community garden on an active Space Port.  Organizer Joyce Nash, of the Mojave Foundation, welcomed the future gardeners at the 1300 square foot space that will be divided into 10-12 gardening plots for gardeners to grow items of their choosing.

“Where else on the planet can gardeners grow their fruits and vegetables in the shadow of a Rotary Rocket? Or with SpaceShipTwo flying overhead?” commented Marlena Rowley.

“Mojave is a community that strives to be a safe, beautiful and desirable place to LIVE and WORK,” says Nash, “with the realization that The Mojave Foundation will provide direction and attract support for the garden project from long term Mojave residents and airport employees.”

To become involved with the planning of Mojave’s community garden project feel free to leave a comment or call The Mojave Foundation ofIMG_20140820_170342_246fice at 661-749-0940.