El Cajon Girl Qualifies For 79th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships

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Eleven year old El Cajon resident Melanie Arellano, has qualified as a Super Stock Rally Champion for the 79th Annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships to be held in Akron Ohio.

Melanie has been working all season to earn enough points to qualify. She has traveled to places like Tuolumne CA, Livermore CA, Henderson Nevada, and Salem Oregon, to name a few. Melanie also raced local races such as Oceanside CA, San Diego CA, and her home track Alpine CA.

Eleven year old El Cajon resident Melanie Arellano, has qualified as a Super Stock Rally Champion for the 79th Annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships to be held in Akron Ohio.

Melanie has been working all season to earn enough points to qualify. She has traveled to places like Tuolumne CA, Livermore CA, Henderson Nevada, and Salem Oregon, to name a few. Melanie also raced local races such as Oceanside CA, San Diego CA, and her home track Alpine CA.

Melanie has stayed focused in her goal of making it to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships Week in Akron Ohio. She will be heading to Ohio July 10th for a week of activities and racing. Her determination has earned her many trophies and metals along the way. Melanie learned sacrifices must be made to succeed. She missed friend’s birthday parties, and family gatherings. And most importantly kept her grades up by studding on her road trips whenever necessary. Please join us in wishing Melanie good luck. Melanie is proud to represent Region 2 and her home track of Alpine, for the great race.

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