Adam Bobich, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Adam Bobich, Chapter 94 – Sequoia High School
Adviser Teresa Ignaitis
Principal Sean Priest
Sequoia Union High School District

Adam is a 4-year member of CSF and has been Sergeant of Arms, and President, presiding over the leadership committee. He is an International Baccalaureate Certificate Candidate for English, Math, History, and Physics. Adam coded questions into textbooks on Norton’s online platform and was given a job at the conclusion of his internship with Bittner Development Group. Also, part of the Robotic team, Choir, Track and Field Team with leadership positions across the board.
With the Young Men’s Service League Adam helps local nonprofits on food insecurity issues in the community making and delivering meals to families, served the homeless, organized food drives and collected food for his community during the lockdown. He earned the YMSL Service Award for going above & beyond.
Adam hopes to attend USC or Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Science.  Adam can write a few languages:  Python, Java, and Javascript, to name a few!


Adrienne Ferguson, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Adrienne Ferguson, Chapter 884 – Prospect High School
Adviser Chun-Yao Chang
Principal Markus Autrey
Campbell Union High School District

Adrienne has been involved in CSF and community service activities for 4 years.
Her leadership skills are evident in:  Executive Vice President for ASB, Medicinal & Organic Chemistry Researcher, Founder and Executive Director of “The Neuro”, charity Piano Player, Founder/President and Leader of seven clubs, Editor-in-Chief for the Prospect High magazine and volunteers and as a Homework Tutor. Adrienne has most recently been awarded the Journal of Emerging Investigators Editor’s Choice Winner, National Piano Guild Auditions Gold Medalist, MathCON National Finalist, and won the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. Adrienne co-authored Research Publications regarding Organic Chemistry, wrote several manuscripts and has been involved in research with the Southern California Conference. She was an Intern for Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Research and interned at BrainSightAI.
She currently works at Peet’s Coffee and Tea and loves to create the coconut black chai beverage.
Adrienne hopes to attend UCLA and major in Neuroscience, Interdisciplinary Studies, Biomedical Science or Bioengineering.
She wrote that music was her language and that she lets music lend a helping hand.  Keep playing, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, for you never know who needs that moment.

Angelica Gil-Perez, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Angelica Gil-Perez, Chapter 898 – Aptos High School
Adviser John Mason
Principal Joseph Smith
Pajaro Valley Unified School District

A member of CSF all four years of high school at Aptos High School. Angelica is considered by her adviser as a dedicated and a motivated individual who isn’t afraid to challenge herself. 
She has successfully led the College and Career Club for two years, acted as Migrant Student Association Club Vice President, and plays vital roles in her Senior Class ASB, Red Cross Club and is a Cabin Leader for Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School. 
Angelica says she has found her voice, where she had struggled before.
She has applied to UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, San Diego State and San Jose State.  If you ask her where she would like to spend the next four years, she would choose USC.  She will major in Business of Cinema. 

Autumn Hamlin, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Autumn Hamlin, Chapter 468 – Las Lomas High School
Adviser Elizabeth King
Principal Sara Harris
Acalanes Union High School District

Autumn has been a member of CSF all 4 years at Las Lomas High School.
She has been active in her community and school with the Blood Pressure Project, a mentorship opportunity with current UC Berkeley pre-med students, focusing on the college admissions process and gaining insight into finding one’s niche in pre-health majors.  Autumn is Co-Editor in Chief at her High School, she has taught lessons on writing and photography, volunteered at the Stanford Garden and was a four-year Captain of the Volleyball Team.
Although she has not made a decision yet regarding where to spend her next four years of college, UC Berkeley would be her choice. Her goal is to double major in Public Health and English. 
Autumn likes to run for fun and reads in her spare time. 

Alex Huang, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Alex Huang, Chapter 570 – Castro Valley High School
Adviser Kelley O’Hern
Principal Christopher Fortenberry
Castro Valley Unified School District

For the past six school years, Alex has been a member of CJSF and CSF.  He is the president of Castro Valley High School’s CSF chapter, where he has taken part in many activities.  To name a few: tutoring, helped with the Castro Valley Coastal Clean Up, card making for the young to the elderly. 
He has volunteered for the Food Pantry and the Red Cross Collaboration. Alex has held many leadership positions; he currently serves as President of Teens for Real Estate and Distributive Education Clubs of America.  He is the Varsity Tennis Captain and has been involved with the San Francisco Giant Race, Berkeley Half Marathon, Castro Valley Cross Country Event, Lake Chabot Trail Run.
Alex is also active in the Homework Center as a stellar tutor and volunteered for their Summer Program. Alex also plays the piano.
Looking forward, Alex has applied to many UC’s and Ivy League colleges, including his two top choices, Stanford and UC Berkeley.  He will make final decisions soon. He will major in Finance and Economics.
And lastly, a known fact is that he likes to document the past, a historian if you will.

Kathryn Huffman, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Kathryn Huffman, Chapter 846 – Monte Vista Christian School
Adviser Susan Swing
Principal Susan Swing

A four-year CSF member and co-president for two years for Monte Vista High School in Morgan Hill. In her extremely active chapter, Kathryn has participated in these fine events:  Veterans Day Decoration, Foster Care Easter Baskets, Operation Christmas Child, recognition for school staff and created Ornaments for Ranchos De Los Ninos plus so many others.
Kathryn has served as a 12th grade Vice President for ASB.  This year, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.  In other roles, Kathryn is the founder and current president of Heart Felt Sewing Charity and volunteers for Martha’s Kitchen.
She is a member of the Volleyball Team and the Basketball Team and has received the Mustang Award for both.  She also loves to teach Taekwondo and works as a lifeguard.
Kathryn has applied and been accepted to such prestigious schools as Baylor, Point Loma, Palm Beach, and University of New Mexico.  She would pick Baylor now but has a little time to decide.   Her plans are to major in Biology and someday become a doctor.
When asked what type of car she likes, a very quick answer was, A Red Ferrari!

Gwenyth Lemon, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Gwenyth Lemon, Chapter 167 – Paso Robles High School
Adviser Jennifer Martinez
Principal Anthony Overton
Paso Robles Public Schools

A four-year member of CSF at Paso Robles High School, you will find Gwenyth as this year’s senior class treasurer, Member of the LINK Crew, playing basketball or on the track and field sprinting.  In the past few years, Gwenyth has been a counselor in training and has had an IT Internship at the School District setting up Chromebook carts, computer labs and updating computers.   She placed 3rd in the SkillsUSA for Related Technical Math State Competition and was 2nd place at the Trig Star Regional.  Gwenyth plans to attend UC Irvine but has a few others in mind as well.  She will major in Chemical Engineering.  She loves math and chemistry. 
On a side note, she has learned so much from having Type 1 Diabetes.  She attended camp for many years and became a leader last year to help other children learn how to cope with Type 1 Diabetes as they grow. 
Gwenyth knows that she is self-confident and stands strong.

Zoe Elizabeth Phoenix, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Zoe Elizabeth Phoenix, Chapter 873 – Archbishop Mitty High School
Adviser Janie Falcone
Principal Katherine Caputo
Diocese of San Jose

Zoe attends Archbishop Mitty High School.  She is a three-year CSF member, and a 4-year member of BSU and Archbishop Mitty Community Service Program where she is the Freshman Orientation Leader, Campus Ministry Retreat Leader and Corp Leader of LIFE. 
She currently is in the National Honor Society and is an AP Scholar with Honors.
Zoe is often referred to as an “old soul” by her peers and teachers.  Through struggles she has learned to endure and survive.  She volunteers as a camp counselor at a Camp named “Camp Phoenix” in which she states was her lifeline. 
Although she has been accepted to over 15 colleges, she still has 17 more she has applied to.  Her number one choice is Stanford or Reed College.  Her plans are to major in History. 
Her Art Teacher is amazed by her talents and depth of knowledge and in her spare time you might find Zoe painting a lotus. 

Marta Ruiz, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Marta Ruiz, Chapter 873 – Archbishop Mitty High School
Adviser Janie Falcone
Principal Katherine Caputo
Diocese of San Jose

Marta is a three-year member of CSF in her chapter at Archbishop Mitty High School. Throughout her time in CSF, Marta has assisted with such activities as Teens for Teens Christmas Drive, Open House Tour Guide, is involved with English and Math Peer Tutoring, Freshman Orientation Leader and helps at Graduation.  Just this year alone, she has been a Kindergarten Peer Tutor, Campus Ministry Eucharistic Minister and Cornerstone Leader.  She leads in her Debate and Speech Competitions, has been awarded Honor Role and an AP Scholar with Honor Award.  She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Marta plays on the Lacrosse team, is manager of the varsity Men’s Basketball, and a PIT Leader. 
She has a lot of school spirit and will take that school spirit with her to one of the 16 colleges she has applied to. For now, it is a toss-up between UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley.  Whichever one she chooses they will be very lucky to get Marta.  Her goal is to major in Political Science and Public Policy. 

Ankita Sundar, 2022-2023 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalist

Ankita Sundar, Chapter 809 – Presentation High School
Adviser Sara Domian
Principal Kristina Luscher

As a director first, then two-time president of her CSF chapter at Presentation High School, Ankita has been an active member for the past three years. She has been involved in many activities and started Digital Educate, a nonprofit organization to teach coding workshops on Scratch and Python. Ankita hosts a podcast initiative called Power2LeadHer.  She is the President of Girls Who Can Code Club and also the President of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs.  Ankita is a member of many clubs and organizations such as: Math and Science Academy and Mu Alpha Theta Society.  She has been recognized by the International Literacy Association, Global Food Sustainability Award, George W. Bush Daly Point of Light, SWENext Global Innovation, a recipient of the US President Volunteer Service Gold Medal and UNA-USA National Community Service Award. In 2021, Ankita was hired by University of Washington as an Intern for Data Science Research.
Ankita has applied to many colleges and has been accepted to Purdue and University of Maryland.  As of now, these colleges might be getting a great computer Science Major and Business Minor. 
A little-known fact, Ankita was in the 2020 Junior Olympics as a Fencer!