Name removal | Young inventor hopes to represent region at nationals – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Main Street Elementary School student David Cantrell is looking for some help from the community to get to the National Invention Convention in Dearborn, Michigan.

The 11-year-old fifth grader’s invention – the “Ear Patch” – received high marks,
which qualified him to move on to national competition in Michigan. He designed it to help his grandfather recover from an operation. David won the California Invention Convention and an award for “Most Marketable Product” with a free patent application process and legal assistance to advance his invention.

That’s where the help comes in. A GoFundMe has been started in his name to help get David and his family to Michigan for the finals. To contribute, go to On Saturday, David was about $3,700 away from his goal.

The national competition is scheduled for June 1 and 2.

Rather the winners named

The Community Health Trust announced the 2022 winners of the Phil Rather Leadership in Healthcare Award and the return of the Building a Culture of Health: Annual Benefit and Award dinner on Monday.

This year’s winners include:

• Gina Castaneda.

• Catherine Rockwood.

• Proyecto Salud, a Community Action Board project.

The awards will be formatted in an official dinner setting, which will take place on June 18 at
Seascape Golf Club.

Maxwell Sinclair joins the bank

Santa Cruz County Bank announced earlier this month that Maxwell Sinclair had joined the bank as executive vice president and chief risk officer.

Maxwell Sinclair

Sinclair has 28 years of experience in the banking industry with extensive executive level experience in risk management, compliance and human resource management. Most recently, Mr. Sinclair served as Senior Vice President of Risk, Compliance and Human Resources at Pacific Mercantile Bancorp/Pacific Mercantile Bank.

Sinclair received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Redlands.


• Ruby Wong, from Santa Cruz, earned a master’s degree in education from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska.

• Zachary Parrish, of Soquel, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.

• Koshy Skaria, of Aptos, earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership from Cumberlands University in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Rotary honors scholarship recipients

The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz will present $63,000 in scholarships at a May 20 luncheon to honor the recipients. The 19 Rotary Scholars for 2022 will attend the following schools in the fall.

• Cabrillo College: Ibeth Avalos Coss, Santa Cruz High School; Vivian Ruiz, Delta Charter High School.

• Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo: Bailey Manoff, Santa Cruz High School.

• Long Beach State: Julia Moore, Santa Cruz High School; Julian Kamos, Santa Cruz High School.

• UC Berkeley: Itzel Bastidas, Harbor High School; Ava Carney, Harbor Secondary School; Neva Lune, port high school.

• UCLA: Jackeline Barrientos-Navarro, Harbor High School; Daniel Espinoza, Harbor High School; Morgyn Michelson, Harbor Secondary School; Zulma Ramirez-Ortega, Harbor High School.

• UC Santa Cruz: Caroline Bahn, UCSC; Javier Mojica-Hernndez, Harbor High School; Keyri Ortega-Cruz, Harbor High School.

• University of Pennsylvania: Michael North, Santa Cruz High School.

• University of San Francisco: Maria Vasquez-Vargas, Santa Cruz High School.

• Stanford: Marissa Meagheang, Harbor Secondary School.

• Willamette: Amaya Supanich-McCord, Harbor High School.

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