2019-20 DIGIOVANNA AWARD RECIPIENTS

CONGRATULATIONS 2019-20 CJSF DIGIOVANNA ESSAY AWARD RECIPIENTS!

The CJSF essay contest is in memory of Joanna DiGiovanna, long-time CJSF adviser and CSF/CJSF Board Member. Joanna was a very dedicated teacher and CJSF adviser at Piute Middle School in Lancaster. She was passionate about CJSF.

Central
Stefania Sesock,
Chapter 1307 Ridgeview Middle School; Adviser Jessica Malmsten; Principal Mike Yates

Central Coast
Rachel Baek,
Chapter 1284 Dartmouth Middle School; Adviser Crissy Campbell; Principal Randy Martino

North
Dylan Churilo,
Chapter 1255 (Wilma) Cavitt Junior High School; Adviser Shannon Laurin; Principal Jennifer Platt

South
Andrew Chung,
Chapter 1178 Day Creek Intermediate School; Adviser Yvette Schemenauer; Principal David Apodaca

South Central
Couleene Echiverri,
Chapter 485 Calle Mayor Middle School; Adviser Kim. Lee; Principal David Mosley

2019-20 OUTSTANDING SEALBEARER AWARD RECIPIENTS

CONGRATULATIONS 2019-20 OUTSTANDING SEALBEARER AWARD RECIPIENTS!

The Outstanding Sealbearer Award was established in 2015 to recognize graduating Life Members who have shown special “heart”, performed to the best of their abilities in high school, and who have maintained a high level of academic achievement and service under challenging conditions related to family, employment, and other situations.

  • Central Coast Region
    Alauki Patel,
    Chapter 762 Piedmont Hills High School; Adviser Nancy Kennett; Principal Ginny Davis; East Side Union High School District
  • North Region
    Madison Fahning,
    Chapter 656 Del Oro High School; Adviser Anna Luci; Principal Chelsy Nauman; Placer Union High School District
  • South Region
    Antony Lin,
    Chapter 1482 Sage Creek High School; Adviser Andrea Fett; Principal Jesse Schuveiller; Carlsbad Unified School District
  • Central Region
    Elizabeth Gomez,
    Chapter 96 Porterville High School; Adviser Michele Patrick; Principal Jose Valdez; Porterville Unified School District
  • South Central Region
    Crispin Sandoval,
    Chapter 796 Channel Islands High School; Adviser Terrie Romines; Principal Roger Adams; Oxnard Union High School District

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2019-20 MICHELSON AWARD

Congratulations Jasmine Kinney!

The Glenn Michelson Memorial Award was established in 2012 in memory of the late Glenn Michelson, past 20-year CSF adviser of Sequoia High School in Redwood City and past Board of Directors member who served as State President, CSF Registrar, Regional Vice-President, Historian, and Legislative Chair. He was a strong advocate of our CSF motto promoting community service. Glenn bequeathed funds to CSF for this annual essay contest open to high school CSF seniors who have a passion for service. 

Jasmine Kinney is a member of CSF Chapter 381, Hoopa Valley HIgh School; Vicki Kurtz, Adviser; Jennifer Lane, Principal; Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District.

2019-20 Huhn Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019-20 CJSF Marian Huhn Award!

The Marian Huhn Memorial Award recognizes outstanding 7th & 8th grade student members of California Junior Scholarship Federation for their academic excellence and service to the school and community.

Central Region

  • Adriana La, Chapter 1251 Oak Grove, Adviser Melana Mazman Moore
  • Kayley Sietsma, Chapter 976 Wallace Middle School, Adviser Meg Hairell
  • Nicole Nguyen, Chapter 846 Cruickshank Middle School, Adviser Wendy May
  • Madison Jackson, Chapter 852 Ranchos Middle School, Adviser Stephanie Alarcon
  • Alejandro Rodriguez, Chapter 1219 Emilie J. Ross Middle School, Adviser Jameelah Cordano

Kayley Sietsma, top left
Nicole Nguyen, top right
Madison Jackson, bottom left
Adriana La, bottom right
Not pictured: Alejandro Rodriguez

Central Coast Region

  • Andrew Ruck, Chapter 668 Sequoia Middle School, Adviser Leilani Montoya
  • Rachel Baek, Chapter 1284 Dartmouth Middle School, Adviser Christine Campbell
  • Alena Dinh, Chapter 1085 Fallon Middle School, Adviser Rachael Guinther
  • Diya Madhavan, Chapter 1085 Fallon Middle School, Adviser Rachael Guinther
  • Shambhavi Singh, Chapter 1352 Hart Middle School, Adviser Rebecca Schnell

Rachel Baek, above
Shambhavi Singh, top left
Andrew Ruck, bottom left
Not pictured: Alena Dinh, Diya Madhavan

North Region

  • Jazmin Ibarra, Chapter 1226 Biggs Elementary, Adviser Sandy Moore
  • Quinn Stafford, Chapter 676 Brittan Elementary School, Adviser Heather Azevedo
  • Andrew Ma, Chapter 923 Marsh Junior High School, Adviser Sheila Snyder
  • Gabriela Avelar, Chapter 280 Sycamore Middle School, Adviser Michelle Solis
  • Kendall Stafford, Chapter 158 Bidwell Junior High School, Adviser Sandra Villasenor

Left – top to bottom: Jazmin Ibarra, Andrew Ma, Quinn Stafford
Gabriela Avelar, right top
Kendall Stafford, right bottom

South Region

  • Ana Tovar, Chapter 868 Van Avery Prep, Adviser Theresa Bolton
  • Sophia Hernandez, Chapter 868 Van Avery Prep, Adviser Theresa Bolton
  • Sofia Ahmed, Chapter 1186 Orchard Hills School, Adviser Lee-Ann Lippert
  • Evelyn Yao, Chapter 155 Carmenita Middle School, Adviser Ruthel Kim
  • Michal Mengistu, Chapter 155 Carmenita Middle School, Adviser Ruthel Kim

Left – top to bottom: Ana Tovar, Sophia Hernandez
Right – top to bottom: Sofia Ahmed, Michal Mengistu
Not pictured: Evelyn Yao. Evelyn is the treasurer of her chapter and serves as a peer tutor. She has volunteered for various programs, such as Point Vicente Interpretive Center’s native garden and beach cleanups at Huntington Dog Beach. She has earned academic excellence awards in multiple subjects and actively participates in science and math activities.

South Central Region

  • Lani Young, Chapter 330 CJSF Adams Middle School, Adviser Erika Ingerson
  • Brandon Cruz, Chapter 269 Newcomb Academy, Adviser Alyson Al-Mulla
  • Teryn Faulcon, Chapter 269 Newcomb Academy, Adviser Alyson Al-Mulla

Lani Young, left
Brandon Cruz, right
Not pictured: Teryn Faulcon

Region Conference Cancellations due to Corona Virus

THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA TODAY HAS CANCELLED ALL PUBLIC GATHERINGS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

In view of our students safety, CSF is officially cancelling our student conferences scheduled for March 14, 21, and 28, 2020.
We will keep you updated regarding the conferences on April 4th and April 18th.

SEYMOUR FINALISTS AND HUHN NOMINEES WILL BE CONTACTED WHEN WE HAVE PLANS IN PLACE FOR THESE AWARDS.

CSF CJSF 2020 Conferences and Coronavirus

The CSF Board of Directors is aware that any imminent reported health issue could stop CSF/CJSF from holding our 5 annual student spring conferences.

CSF will make all decisions based on information received directly from the school hosting the conference and health officials in the geographic area related to the CSF/CJSF meeting.

The health of our students, teachers, and board members is our primary consideration for any decision.

Should a decision be made to cancel a conference, CSF will post the cancellation on its website, as well as email all advisers for all chapters, and alternate plans will be made for student awards.

Sincerely,
Renee Tyler and Richard Roe
CSF Presidents