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

Huhn Award 2017-18 | South Central Region

Congratulations to the 2017-18 CJSF South Central Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted award winning essays:

Brooke Goldman, Parras Middle School, Rachel Andrews, Adviser CJSF Chapter 254
Shelby Green, Newcomb Academy Alyson Almulla, Adviser CJSF Chapter 269
Malina Au, Parras Middle School, Rachel Andrews, Adviser CJSF Chapter 254
Kaitlyn Mack, Newcomb Academy Alyson Al-Mulla, Adviser CJSF Chapter 269
Jacquelyn Valdivia, Bellflower Middle/High, Veronica Reynolds Adviser CJSF Chapter 1135

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2017-18 CJSF Huhn Award South Central Recipients

2017-18 CJSF Huhn Award South Central Recipients

Seymour Award 2017-18 | South Region

Congratulations to Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos, Mission Vista High School, recipient of the CSF 2017-18 Seymour Award for the South Region.

2017-18 Seymour South Recipient Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos
Presenting the very accomplished finalists for the CSF South Region Seymour Award 2017-18. Congratulations to an amazing group of students from California Scholarship Federation South Region.

CSF Seymour Award 2017-18 South Region Finalists

Seymour Award 2017-18 South Region Finalists: Chloe Sweeney, Andre Yin, Candler Cusato, Brooke Dukellis, Elizabeth Rojas Gallegos – Seymour Award Recipient, Madelyne Quiroz, Kenia Cobian, Dayra Leal Sanchez, Athina Obfenda, Megan Hall

Seymour Award 2017-18 South Region Finalists:

  • Megan Hall, Foothill High School
  • Andre Yin, Westview
  • Madelyne Quiroz, Del Norte High School
  • Chloe Sweeney, Palm Valley School
  • Dayra Leal Sanchez, Heritage High School
  • Candler Cusato, Los Alamitos High School
  • Kenia Cobian, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design
  • Brooke Dukellis, Arnold O. Beckman High School
  • Athina Obfenda, Crawford High School

Communication is Key

Hello CSF/CJSF Advisers!

California Scholarship Federation and California Junior Scholarship Federation are working to ensure that all advisers receive important news and information about awards, dues, and other opportunities and obligations.

Over the past three months a large number of advisers have not opened emails we sent using our MailChimp email . It is probable that you have not seen those emails because they are in your spam/promotions folder or are blocked by your school’s email server spam settings.

Yay! Panda Express Fundraiser

Thank you to Panda Express for supporting CSF/CJSF with the very special California Statewide restaurant fundraiser on February 7th. 

And thank you to the CSF/CJSF chapters that participated in the event. The following chapters won prizes for participation.

Yes, I Am Going

Most ‘Yes- I am Going’ / $200 Panda Catering: Fremont Academy of Engineering & Design

‘Yes- I am Going’ Raffle / Panda Gift Basket:

  • Valley Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Sequoia Middle School
  • Downieville High School
  • Creekside Middle School
  • Granite Hills High School
  • Arnold O Beckman High School
  • Oxnard High School
  • Huntington Beach High School
  • Fremont Intermediate School
  • Ernest Righetti High School

Online Orders Placed

  • 1st Place / $300 Catering: Pleasant Valley High School
  • 2nd Place / $200 Catering: Antelope Crossing Middle School
  • 3rd Place / $100 Catering: Creekside Middle School

Instagram

  • Best Event Picture / Panda for a year (52 free meal certificates): Sophia Castro, Los Banos High School
  • Most School Spirit / 25 free meal certificates (awarded to Chapter): Downieville High School