Carl's Jr. Awards $20,000 in Scholarships To Hispanic High School 'Stars'

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from CKE Restaurants, Inc.

    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its La Estrella Latina
 de Carl's Jr. Scholarship, CKE Restaurants, Inc. has awarded 20
 university-bound Latino high school students with $1,000 each to help defray
 college costs.
     "For 60 years Carl's Jr. has been a company committed to being a great
 community partner," said Andrew F. Puzder, president and chief executive
 officer of CKE.  "It is in this spirit that we hope to demonstrate to the
 Latino community that we share their conviction that a good education is the
 key to opening the door to future success."
     In its third year, the scholarship program honors Latino students who are
 selected on the basis of academic merit, potential to succeed, leadership and
 participation in school and community activities, work experience, educational
 and career goals and an essay about why he or she is a star in his or her
 community.  Financial need and unusual personal or family circumstances also
 are considered in the selection process.  Recipients must reside in
 Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Ventura counties.
 
 
      This year's honorees are:
 
      Daisy Alfaro             Lynwood             Lynwood High School
      Lucero Benitez           Oxnard              Rio Mesa High School
      Francisco Carrillo       Los Angeles         Manual Arts High School
      Luis Chavez              South El Monte      South El Monte High School
      Raul Chavez              Santa Ana           Santa Ana High School
      Manuel Cuchilla          Whittier            Whittier High School
      Diana Escobedo           Los Angeles         George Washington Prepatory
      Ana Espino               Anaheim             Loara High School
      Kenia Garcia             Riverside           Rubidoux High School
      Lizzette Gomez           Oxnard              Rio Mesa High School
      Eric Gonzalez            South Gate          David Starr Jordan
                                                    High School
      Melody Gonzalez          Santa Ana           Valley High School
      Rocio Hernandez          Anaheim             Loara High School
      Norma Herrera            Montebello          Montebello High School
      Ivon Martinez            Oxnard              Hueneme High School
      Cindy Melgar             Los Angeles         Manual Arts High School
      Laura Palencia           Oxnard              Channel Islands High School
      Angelica Raygoza         Winnetka            Canoga Park High School
      Yesenia Tarango          Wilmington          Phineas Banning High School
      Cecilia Villarruel       Torrance            North High School
 
 
     The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management
 Services, a department of Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.
 (CSFA).  CSFA is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid
 service organization.
 
     Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
 CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:   CKR), owns and operates a system of 977 company
 and franchised Carl's Jr. quick-service restaurants in 13 Western states and
 Mexico.
 
 

SOURCE CKE Restaurants, Inc.
    ANAHEIM, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its La Estrella Latina
 de Carl's Jr. Scholarship, CKE Restaurants, Inc. has awarded 20
 university-bound Latino high school students with $1,000 each to help defray
 college costs.
     "For 60 years Carl's Jr. has been a company committed to being a great
 community partner," said Andrew F. Puzder, president and chief executive
 officer of CKE.  "It is in this spirit that we hope to demonstrate to the
 Latino community that we share their conviction that a good education is the
 key to opening the door to future success."
     In its third year, the scholarship program honors Latino students who are
 selected on the basis of academic merit, potential to succeed, leadership and
 participation in school and community activities, work experience, educational
 and career goals and an essay about why he or she is a star in his or her
 community.  Financial need and unusual personal or family circumstances also
 are considered in the selection process.  Recipients must reside in
 Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Ventura counties.
 
 
      This year's honorees are:
 
      Daisy Alfaro             Lynwood             Lynwood High School
      Lucero Benitez           Oxnard              Rio Mesa High School
      Francisco Carrillo       Los Angeles         Manual Arts High School
      Luis Chavez              South El Monte      South El Monte High School
      Raul Chavez              Santa Ana           Santa Ana High School
      Manuel Cuchilla          Whittier            Whittier High School
      Diana Escobedo           Los Angeles         George Washington Prepatory
      Ana Espino               Anaheim             Loara High School
      Kenia Garcia             Riverside           Rubidoux High School
      Lizzette Gomez           Oxnard              Rio Mesa High School
      Eric Gonzalez            South Gate          David Starr Jordan
                                                    High School
      Melody Gonzalez          Santa Ana           Valley High School
      Rocio Hernandez          Anaheim             Loara High School
      Norma Herrera            Montebello          Montebello High School
      Ivon Martinez            Oxnard              Hueneme High School
      Cindy Melgar             Los Angeles         Manual Arts High School
      Laura Palencia           Oxnard              Channel Islands High School
      Angelica Raygoza         Winnetka            Canoga Park High School
      Yesenia Tarango          Wilmington          Phineas Banning High School
      Cecilia Villarruel       Torrance            North High School
 
 
     The scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management
 Services, a department of Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.
 (CSFA).  CSFA is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid
 service organization.
 
     Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
 CKE Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:   CKR), owns and operates a system of 977 company
 and franchised Carl's Jr. quick-service restaurants in 13 Western states and
 Mexico.
 
 SOURCE  CKE Restaurants, Inc.