State Sen. Jim Battin (R-La Quinta) awarded $4,450 in scholarships and gift certificates at a luncheon Saturday.
The scholarships are part of Battin's seventh annual Outstanding High School Senior of the Year program.
The first-place finisher, who was awarded a $2,000 scholarship, was Marc Manix of Central Union High School in El Centro.
Jessica Rodriguez of Southwest High School in El Centro was awarded second place and a $1,000 scholarship.
Third place and a $500 scholarship went to Christina Ruiz of Holtville High School.
Sonia Caballero of Calexico High School received a special merit award and $500.
Of the 73 eligible high schools to participate in the scholarship program, 36 chose to take part this year, nominating their top male and female students.
Imperial County's nominees included: Adriana Romero and Robert Fernandez of Brawley Union High School; Sonia Caballero and Enrique Cervantes of Calexico High; Carol Kulzer and Clayton Love of Calipatria High School; Tracy De La Vega and Marc Manix of Central; Martha Segura and Miguel Luna of Desert Oasis High School in El Centro; Christina Ruiz and Christopher Stergios of Holtville High; Savannah Armstrong and Jonathan Dale of Imperial High School; Luz Gonzalez and Ezequiel Lares of San Pasqual High School; and Jessica Rodriguez and William Middleton of Southwest.