who were awarded are as follows:
The recipient of $1,000 scholarship is MAYA ESPIRITU. Maya was born in
1994 from a full Filipino father in the name of Abraham Espiritu. She is class
valedictorian - rated no. 1 among the 755 graduating students of El Camino High
School. She is a consistent honor student - a National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar
with Distinction, Cox Cares Scholar and recipients of James E. Scripps Scholarship
and Women Marines Association Scholarship
She has a weighted average of 4.6
from grades 9-12. She was voted in the Class of 2012 as "Most Likely to Succeed"
and "Most Intelligent".
She is also the President of Asian Pacific
Student Union of El Camino High School and was in the National Honor Society among
other numerous extra-curricular activities that she is involved with.
is very active in the community. Among her services are she was a volunteer for
Caesar Chavez Community Tribute where she bagged and distributed food to over
100 needy families, counselor for Children's House of Oceanside summer camp, coach
of Soccer Club of Oceanside, and many others.
She would like to take pre-medicine
course at Scripps College!
Good luck Maya and may you earn more feathers in
Recipient of $500 cash scholarship is NICHOLAS R. VILLEMEZ - Nicholas
is a senior student from Valley Center High School (VCHS). He is a Roadrunner
Academic Scholar, NROTC scholar and a Pauma scholar. He will pursue BS Economics
in U.S. Naval Academy. He received Letter of Assurance from United States Naval
Academy guaranteeing an offer of appointment if received medical clearance and
also a Congressional nomination from Representative Darrel Issa to United States
Among numerous school and outside club memberships and activities
he had are Boy Scouts of America, school's Nine-Time tutoring program, Breakfast
Club, etc. He is also very active in sports like football, wrestling, track and
field and varsity cheerleading and varsity track and field. He was also involved
in hip-hop dance club, ballroom dancing, club rugby, gymnastics and cheerleading.
luck on your studies at the U.S. Naval Academy!
Recipient of $300 cash scholarship is KARINA D. DEPIANO - Karina
is a resident of Carlsbad and her mom is a Filipina. She goes to Cathedral Catholic
High School. She is an AP Scholar with Honor and consistently in the National
She just won first place in the North San Diego's Music
Teacher's Association of California (MTAC) Senior Scholarship Audition. She had
done numerous musical performances and even went into songwriting workshop.
used her talent to teach piano and tutor in the San Dieguito Boys and Girls Club.
She also loves volleyball where she became the school's Most Valuable Player in
2009 and Team Captain of Solana Beach Volleyball Club.
She wants to go
to University of Southern California (USC) this fall to pursue a B.S. degree in
Way to go Karina! We hope to watch your piano concert
Recipient of $100 cash scholarship is KELSEY C. KELLER -Kelsey
was born in 1994 in San Francisco, California from a Filipino mother. She graduated
from Carlsbad High School. She is also an AP Scholar and a Gold Star Performer.
She is also the President of the school's Spanish Club. She also served as President
of Children's Relief Coalition. She also tutors and dances. She is also involved
with summer reading program.
She wants to take a Bachelor's degree in Accounting
at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Have a safe trip to Wisconsin
and good luck on your studies, Kelsey!
Recipient of $100 cash scholarship is DONALD W. BUCKLEY -Donald
is a senior high school of Mission Hills High School. He is a Cardinal Scholar
and member of the National Honor Society. He is a member and became President
of California Scholarship Federation. He won the Freshman of the Year Award in
He is also involved with Mission Hills High Marching Band Cardinal
Alliance. He is a Drum Major of the Cardinal Alliance Marching Band. He plays
saxophone for the Choir of the St. Mark's Catholic and Apostolic Church.
wants to go to Palomar College to obtain Associates Degree in Biochemistry.
you around Donald!