Cristina Samples of El Centro is the third candidate for the 2002 produce queen, which will be named at the Produce Ball March 16 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort near Holtville.
Cristina is the daughter of Kenneth and Teresa Samples. She is sponsored by Green's Jewelry in El Centro.
A Central Union High School senior, Cristina works at Brunner's Restaurant in El Centro. Her goal is to become an electrical engineer and earn a master's degree in mathematics.
She enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and family and watching movies.
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.