Bianka Pena 2023 Heritage Hog Scholarship Recipient

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation has selected Watsonville FFA  member, Bianka Pena as this year’s recipient of the $3,000.00 Heritage Hog Scholarship. The foundation congratulates Bianka on her accomplishments raising and exhibiting livestock and wished the greatest success in her future endeavors.

Bianka will raise this year’s Heritage Hog donated by Country Hills Feed and bring it to the Santa Cruz County Fair to be auctioned September 16th at the Jr. Livestock Auction.

Raising livestock has been a journey of discovery for Bianka. The Watsonville High Student knew she always wanted to be involved in Agriculture but it was not until joining FFA that she realized the impact Agriculture would have on her life.

“As I am exploring a career as a livestock breeder and manager, I want to take advantage of as many opportunities as I can to achieve and gain the experience necessary to achieve my goals. I would like to raise the Heritage Hog as I would contribute towards the Fairgrounds importance to our community, and help it to continue to grow and develop.”

The Heritage Hog is a fundraising program that helps local youth further their agricultural education and at the same time raise funds for improvements to the Fairgrounds. Proceeds support future scholarships and are used for improving facilities on the Fairgrounds that in many ways benefit the youth of our community.

We hope that you will contribute generously to the 2023 Heritage Hog Scholarship Program!

Please click the button below to make your donation now. We appreciate your generous support of Bianka for her educational efforts!


Heritage Hog Scholarship Hall of Fame

2022 – Jasmine Hernandez

2018 – Jacob Dixon

2021 Anisa Velasco


2020 Chardonay Coates

2016 – Yuritza Arciga

2019 – Isabel Hanchai

2015 – Janell Moules