Annette Ramirez of El Centro is the second candidate for the 2002 produce queen, which will be named at the Produce Ball March 16 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort near Holtville.
Ramirez is employed by Imperial Vegetable Seeds Inc. and is enrolled at Imperial Valley College. She hopes to become a high school English teacher and plans eventually to become a college professor.
Ramirez is participating in a marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money for cancer studies and to aid cancer patients. She enjoys spending time with friends, going to school, working out and dancing.
Money raised by candidates for produce queen will be used for scholarships for Imperial County students. The Produce Ball has provided more than $350,000 in scholarships for local youths.