|Incoming Class Represents Region's Top High School Seniors
August, 21, 2007 :: No. 22
Twenty of the region’s top high school seniors join Cal State Fullerton this fall as President’s Scholars — the most prestigious status the university accords to incoming students.
Established in 1979, the program recognizes the achievements of outstanding freshmen who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and community service. The students receive a full scholarship for up to four years of study, a $750 stipend for textbooks each year and use of a Dell laptop computer. Students are required to remain enrolled full time, maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and participate in university and community activities.
All scholars are granted automatic admission to the university Honors Program, complimentary parking permits, priority registration for classes and priority consideration for on-campus housing. Scholars also are given opportunities to meet periodically with the university president and attend special seminars.
Community members who served on the 20-member screening committee that helped select this year’s group of scholars include alumnae Peggy Hammer of Placentia, Dianne Ramos of Cerritos and Verne Wagner of Fullerton. Lawrence Jasper, professor of theatre and dance, chaired the committee.
The incoming President’s Scholars, by hometown, high school and major, are:
Corinne Sandhoefner of Oxford Academy, communicative disorders
Laura Johnson of Apple Valley High School, theatre arts
Talia Tran of Apple Valley High School, mathematics
Joseph Hill or Brea Olinda High School, theatre arts
Brian Norris of Brea Olinda High School, computer engineering
Cristian Bueno-Correa of Buena Park High School, mathematics
Michael Donohue of Chino Hills High School, music
Bryce Renfeldt of Sanatiago High School, biological science
Russell Argenal of Rialto High School, undeclared
Jason Takahashi of Fountain Valley High School, undeclared
Geovanny Castro of Nogales High School, business administration
Jamie Sanders of El Modena High School, chemistry
Elizabeth Holcomb of Paraclete High School, liberal studies
Jennifer Pham of El Modena High School, business administration
Carlos Hernandez of Ramona High School, liberal studies
Katherine Runyan of Ramona High School, liberal studies
Cassandra Horn of Walnut High School, undeclared
Jonathan Davis of Sonora High School, kinesiology
Alysha Hernandez of Whittier High School, English
Jennifer Tarnowski of Elsinore High School, geology
James Mettler, President’s Scholars, 657-278-7418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or email@example.com
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