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18 Scholars

152 University Acceptances

Class of 2011

Mario Avalos, Segerstrom High School


Mario transferred to UCLA from Santa Ana College after his sophomore year. He hopes to attend medical school right after he receives his Bachelor's degree. In high school, Mario was also a part of the Simons Scholar program and helped his church do community service on the weekends. He had a 3.5 GPA.

Zuleima Avalos, Saddleback High School



Zuleima graduated from UC San Diego in 2015 with a degree in Anthropology. During high school, she had a 4.25 GPA. She was involved in AVID, EAOP, and MESA at school.

Kevin Chavez, Segerstrom High School



Kevin currently attends Santa Ana College. He aspires to be a Mechanical Engineer. In high school, he carried a 3.6 GPA. Kevin is a natural puzzle solver and was highly regarded by his high school teachers. He particularly stood out in Honors Chemistry.

Karla De La Torre, Santa Ana High School



Karla graduated from CSU Long Beach in 2015 with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Biological Engineering. During her time at Santa Ana High School, she carried a 4.381 GPA. Karla was one of the top scholars her AISS class, demonstrating a keen intellect and involvement. She also volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club.

Brenda Garcia, Godinez High School



Brenda graduated from CSU Long Beach with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. During high school, she carried a 4.5 GPA. She was involved in Choir, the Book Club and did community service at Sepulveda Elementary School.

Violeta Garcia, Century High School



Violeta graduated in 2015 from California Lutheran University with two degrees, Psychology and Spanish. In high school, she was known for her infectious smile that she shared with everyone. At Century high school she held a 4.3 GPA. She was also involved with the Track and Field team.

Jessica Martinez, Century High School



Jessica attended Mills College. While in high school, she maintained a GPA of 3.97. She was also involved with Model UN. 

Lisette Martinez, Saddleback High School



Lisette graduated from Chapman University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. While at Saddleback High School, she carried a 4.3 GPA. She was involved in Basketball, Red Cross Club, CSF and Academic Talent Search.

Sebastian Mata, Godinez High School



Sebastian graduated in 2015 from Columbia University with a degree in Math. In high school, he had a 4.67 GPA. He was involved in Peer Tutoring for the California Scholarship Federation, President of the Godinez Book Club, and was a member of the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Program.

Ilse Mendoza, Segerstrom High School



Ilse attended UC Davis. In high school, she carried a 4.0 GPA. She was involved in a community soccer league and volunteers at the Delhi Community Center.

Solmayra Mendoza, Century High School



Solmayra attended Chapman University. At Century High School, she carried a 4.1 GPA. She was involved in the high school band.

Maria Pineda, Saddleback High School



Maria currently attends Chapman University. She aspires to be a pediatrician. She is involved in Global Medical Brigades, providing healthcare to people in 3rd world countries. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta (a biological honors society) and American Medical Student Association. In high school she had a She carried a 4.25 GPA. She was also involced in Red Cross, CSF and Marching Band.

Maria Ruiz, Santa Ana High School



Maria graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a degree in Math in Applied Science. She currently plans to attend medical school in order to become a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. At Santa Ana High School, she carried a 4.22 GPA. Maria stood out in her AISS class. She was involved with the Red Cross Club, Dance Production Team, and Saint Joseph Ballet. 

Jesus Salgado, Santa Ana High School



Jesus attended UC Irvine to study Biomedical Engineering. During his time at Santa Ana High School, he was involved in the National Honor Society, CSF, and Academic Talent Search. 

Jasmine Tran, Godinez High School



Jasmine graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a degree in Pharmaceutical Science. While in college, she worked as a research assistant at Energy Biosciences Institute. She is currently working at Equilar as a research analyst. In high school she maintained a 4.67 GPA. She useed to volunteer at Fountain Valley Hospital in the Childrens Ward. Jasmine used to also teach piano in her free time. She was involved in various prorams, such asthe MESA Program, ACE and CSF.  

Karina Vilchis, Segerstrom High School



Karina currently studies at CSU Long Beach where she is majoring in Business Administration. When she attended Segerstrom High School, she carried a 4.0 GPA. Karina was also a volunteer tutor in Algebra 2 and a member of the Bible Club.

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