Press Release for June 22, 2017
OCT’s Bob Bowditch Memorial Scholarship
The Bob Bowditch Scholarship was established by Ida Bowditch to honor the memory of her husband, Bob Bowditch, the founder of KOCT-North County’s Channel. It is specifically directed toward students seeking careers in telecommunications and media.
Cemelli Espitia was awarded this year’s $500 Bob Bowditch Scholarship. She is a graduate of El Camino High School and will be majoring in Cinema at San Francisco State University in the Fall. As a young girl, she loved to draw and became involved in art competitions at the church she attended. She joined Drama Club her Freshman year at El Camino High School, which later landed her in Mrs. Strong’s Video Production class. There, she discovered her broadcasting voice. Working both in front, and behind the camera, Cemelli wants to use the power of media to advocate for positive change. KOCT wishes her the best in her college and media careers!
Cemelli appeared as a Host on El Camino High School Spectrum and will be interviewed by Elaine Swann on the July 2017 edition of Oceanside Spectrum.