2017-18 Outstanding Sealbearer Awards

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Outstanding Sealbearer Award recipients. Many thanks to their nominating advisers.
Central – Aime Alarcon, Harmony Magnet Academy, CSF Chapter 1384, Adviser Marla Fields
Central Coast – Yabsera Grum, Archbishop Mitty High School, CSF Chapter 873, Adviser Janie Falcone
South – Chloe Thorpe, Paloma Valley High School, CSF Chapter 1167, Adviser Holly Santistevan
North – Kaylon Hall, Downieville High School, CSF Chapter 1054, Adviser Lynn Fillo
South Central – Jessica Velazquez, Ventura High School, CSF Chapter 441, Adviser Schatzi Sovich

Seymour Award 2017-18 | North Region

Saachi Jhandi, received the CSF 2017-18 Seymour Award for the North Region. Saachi is a member of CSF Chapter 168 at Chico High School. CSF Chapter Adviser Kristina Hahn nominated Saachi for this award.

Saachi Jhandi, 2017-18 Seymour Award North recipient attends Chico High School.

Saachi Jhandi, 2017-18 Seymour Award North recipient attends Chico High School.

Congratulations to all the finalists for the CSF North Region Seymour Award 2017-18.

Medha Aiyah, CSF Adviser Melinda Malaspino, Folsom High School, Chapter 335
Natalie Anixter, CSF Adviser Anna Luci, Del Oro, High School, Chapter 656
Tate Blas, CSF Adviser Stephanie McGrath, Woodcreek High School, Chapter 1157
Ashton Davis, CSF Adviser Patrick Gale, Whitney High School, Chapter 1317
Marisol Huerta-Ontiveros, CSF Adviser Stephanie Peterson, Lindhurst High School, Chapter 976
Jonathan Lewis, CSF Adviser Sara Dixon, Fortuna Union High, School Chapter 176
Alejandra Perez, CSF Adviser Julie Cordell, Windsor High School, Chapter 1210
Anna Rios, CSF Adviser Patricia Sims, Williams Junior Senior High School, Chapter 230
Brisa Rodriguez, CSF Adviser Stephanie Peterson, Lindhurst High School, Chapter 976

Seymour Award 2017-18 | Central Region

Congratulations to Mehek Boparai, recipient of the CSF 2017-18 Seymour Award for the Central Region. Mehek is a student at Sierra Pacific High School.

Mehek Boparai, recipient of CSF 2017-18 Seymour Award Central Region

Mehek Boparai, recipient of CSF 2017-18 Seymour Award Central Region

Congratulations to the very accomplished finalists for the CSF Central Region Seymour Award 2017-18.

Cruickshank students are first middle school team to win the Quiz Bowl

These Merced middle schoolers just won a high school dominated competition

Cruikshank Middle Schoolers win Quiz Bowl at CSF/CJSF Central Region Spring Conference

Cruickshank Middle Schoolers win Quiz Bowl at CSF/CJSF Central Region Spring Conference

The annual Quiz Bowl at the California Scholarship Federation/California Junior Scholarship Federation spring conference was originally started in 1995 as a high school competition.

Last year, the competition was opened up to middle school students. And this year, a team from Merced’s Cruickshank Middle School won, beating out high school teams from across central California, according to a Merced City School District news release.

Cruickshank students Samuel Stalnaker, Daniel Chen and Zachary Robinson beat Visalia’s El Diamante High School by one point for the victory during Saturday’s competition in Hanford.

“These boys held their own as random questions from literature, geography, history, math, and science were projected on a screen while the proctor read them aloud,” said Wendy May, the students’ adviser.

Quoted from Merced Sun Star. Read the full article on the website.

In addition to the Quiz Bowl trophy, Daniel and Zachary were two of five applicants who received the Marian Huhn Award that recognizes eighth graders for academic excellence and service to school and community, the release states. The award came with a $250 cash prize.

The winning middle schoolers were also interviewed on Your Central Valley news.

Watch the video here: http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/quiz-bowl-champs/1074361218

Huhn Award 2017-18 | Central Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF Central Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays: Gabrielle Jasso – Our Lady of Mercy, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea – Ridgeview Middle School, Zach Robinson – Cruikshank Middle School, Daniel Chen – Cruikshank Middle School.

Huhn-2017-18-Central-finalists-Gabrielle Jasso, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea, Zach Robinson, Daniel Chen

Gabrielle Jasso, Katelyn Perez, Mia Giannandrea, Zach Robinson, Daniel Chen

These Finalists were also recognized for their essays:

  • Inara Ali – Oak Grove School
  • Sabrina Hirani – Ridgeview Middle School
  • Joseph Igot – Fresno Christian JH
  • Sydney Peter – Fairmont Elementary
  • Trenton Sanders – Wallace Middle School
  • River Sartor – Wallace Middle School
  • Alejandro Torres – Green Acres Middle School
  • Austin Dunn – Pioneer Middle School
  • Sydney Reiss – Pioneer Middle School