Congratulations 2021-2022 Seymour Award Recipients!

Central Region Recipient
Madison Allan
Chapter 512
Redwood High School
Georgette Cheatwood, Adviser
Matt Shin, Principal

2022 CSF Seymour Award Central Region Recipient Madison Allan

Central Coast Region Recipient
Aarushi Wadhwa
Chapter 743
Westmont High School
Joy Brawn, Adviser
Jason Miller, Principal

2022 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Recipient Aarushi Wadhwa

North Region Recipient
Emma Alvarez
Chapter 168
Chico High School
Kris Hahn, Adviser
Douglas Williams, Principal

2022 CSF Seymour Award North Region Recipient Emma Alvarez

South Region Recipient
Ruby Mejia
Chapter 496
Mater Dei High School
Gloria Guzman, Adviser
Frances Clare, Principal

2022 CSF Seymour Award South Region Recipient Ruby Mejia

South Central Region Recipient
Natalie Leon
Chapter 796
Channel Islands High School
Magen Anthony, Adviser
Marianne Ramos, Principal

2022 CSF Seymour Award South Central Region Recipient Natalie Leon

2021-2022 Huhn Awards Nominees

Hello 2021-2022 Huhn Awards Nominees!

Central Region

2021-2022 CJSF Huhn Awards Central Region Nominees

  • Miliani Barraza, Chapter 976 | Wallace Middle School (top-right)
  • Camden Gudgel, Chapter 846 | Herbert Cruickshank Middle School (middle right)
  • Abigail Samuel, Chapter 640 | Waterloo School (bottom right)
  • Osiris Ruiz, Chapter 571 | Burton Middle School (bottom middle)
  • Ella Mauer, Chapter 976 | Wallace Middle School (bottom left)

Central Coast Region

2021-2022 Huhn Awards Central Coast Nominees

  • Suhyun (Royce) Ahn, Chapter 668 | Sequoia Middle School (bottom right)
  • Samantha Campbell, Chapter 668 | Sequoia Middle School (middle right)
  • Anthony Rocha, Chapter 1085 | Fallon Middle School (top right)
  • Sonia Sharma, Chapter 971 | Diablo Vista Middle School (bottom left)

North Region

2021-2022 Huhn Awards North Nominees

  • Lily Antrim, Chapter 692 | Downieville Jr./Sr High (4th row #2)
  • Garry Bicknell, Chapter 676 | Brittan Elementary School (3rd row #1)
  • Gemma Donati, Chapter 280 | Sycamore Middle School (3rd row #2)
  • Mason Kaelin, Chapter 676 | Brittan Elementary School (4th row #4)
  • Logan Kinneer, Chapter 692 | Downieville Jr./Sr. High (4th row #3)
  • Carina Marciales, Chapter 158 | Bidwell Junior High School (1st row)
  • Joshua Milton, Chapter 923 | Marsh Junior High School (4th row #1)
  • Caroline Moore, Chapter 923 | Marsh Junior High School (2nd row)
  • Joseph Schohr, Chapter 280 | Sycamore Middle School (3rd row #3)

South Region

2021-2022 Huhn Awards South Nominees

  • Meagan Barry, Chapter 868 | Van Avery Prep (3rd row #3)
  • Jake Dresbach, Chapter 868 | Van Avery Prep (3rd row #1)
  • Finger Elizabeth, Chapter 29 | Corona Fundamental Intermediate School (1st row)
  • Jacob Eshenko, Chapter 881 | St. Junipero Serra Catholic School (2nd row)
  • Yujun Ge, Chapter 155 | Carmenita Middle School (4th row #4)
  • Siddhant Khapra, Chapter 155 | Carmenita Middle School (4th row #3)
  • Jillian Mooney, Chapter 881 | St. Junipero Serra Catholic School (3rd row #2)
  • Nadine Panther, Chapter 1171 | Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design (4th row #1)
  • Saijal Patel, Chapter 29 | Corona Fundamental Intermediate School (4th row #2)
  • Juan Rodriguez, Chapter 1171 | Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design (4th row #1)

South Central Region

2021-2022 Huhn Awards South Central Nominees

  • Monica Goggins, Chapter 269 | Newcomb Academy (2nd row)
  • Emily Guzman, Chapter 269 | Newcomb Academy (3rd row right)
  • Ismael Hernandez, Chapter 487 | Piute Middle School (3rd row left)
  • David Tonikyan, Chapter 1340 | Richard E. Byrd Middle School (1st row)

Kylee Schwartz | 2021 Michelson Award Recipient

Kylee Schwartz is the 2021 Glenn Michelson Memorial Award recipient. Kylee is a Senior at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, and a member of CSF Chapter 1138, South Central region.

Kylee’s essay earned her this honor and $1,000 award. Writing about joining the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) neighborhood project, planting trees throughout the community, Kylee gave personalities to the various trees that were planted as part of an experiment to see which would best survive the harsh coastal conditions.

Kylee wrote “While planting trees is a small act compared to others, it has taught me three things. The first was to slow down. All too often, I get caught up in my daily routine and the speed of life. The ease I felt from planting taught me to take time for myself, to slow down by doing an activity to help others or one to help myself. Secondly, from imagining personalities for the trees, and focusing on their unique characteristics, I learned to notice details. This goes hand in hand with slowing down, if I rush, I miss many things. This discovery has helped me with school projects, caretaking responsibilities, and with my job. Finally, I’ve discovered appreciation. I can walk down the street and feel grateful from the smallest creature to the largest tree. I now appreciate the time and effort it took people to plant trees throughout my community.”

Kylee’s “small” act of planting trees will benefit her community for many years. She continues to keep watch over her trees as they adapt and grow.

Many thanks to Betsy Okamoto, CSF Adviser at PV Peninsula for more than fifteen years, for the support and time she provides to CSF and to her chapter members; and to Brent Kuykendall, Principal, for supporting CSF at Peninsula High.

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 deeply involved past CSF Board member. He was a strong advocate of our CSF motto promoting community service. This annual essay contest in Glenn’s honor is open to high school CSF senior Sealbearers who have a passion for service.

2021-2022 CJSF DiGiovanna Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 DiGIovanna Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays.

Central Region
Bailey Peters
, 1219 Emilie J Ross Middle School
Adviser Gary Grant, Principal Mary LaRosa

Central Coast Region
Michelle Hopkins
, 1206 Creekside Middle School
Adviser Sumin Cha, Principal Susan Shih

North Region
Garry Bicknell
, 676 Brittan Elementary
Adviser Heather Azevedo, Principal Staci Kaelin

South Region
Cielle Peloquin
, 881 St. Junipero Serra Catholic School
Adviser Elaina Stokes, Principal Tim Tolzda

South Central Region
Mayte Esparza
, 1135 Bellflower Middle School
Adviser Veronica Reynolds, Principal Michael Lundgren

2021-2022 Seymour Award Finalists

Congratulations 2021-2022 Seymour Finalists!

Established to honor both Charles F. Seymour and his wife, Marian H. Seymour, who together supplied the inspiration and leadership which fostered the California Scholarship Federation. The Seymour Award is regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to high school students in the state of California. This award recognizes excellence in academics and service to school and community.

Region recipients will be chosen at region group interviews and announced after the Awards Ceremony on April 9, 2022.

2021-2022 CSF Seymour Award Central Region Finalists

Central Region

  • Madison Allan, Chapter 512, Redwood High School,
    Adviser Georgette Cheatwood, Principal Matt Shin
  • Triptaan Dhami, Chapter 157, Ripon High School,
    Adviser Marybel Reyes-Nungaray, Principal Keith Rangel
  • Tingyu Gong, Chapter 1379, Sierra Pacific High School,
    Adviser Brian Dull, Principal Darin Parson
  • Krista Gonzalez, Chapter 1227, Sunnyside High School,
    Adviser Lydia Gonzalez, Principal Michele Anderson
  • Tanvir Grewal, Chapter 895, Monache High School,
    Adviser Brandy Culver, Principal Eric Barba
  • Brenda Manyvanh, Chapter 1263, El Diamante HS,
    Adviser Jerry Perez, Principal Kim Nelson
  • Anahi Ramos Silva, Chapter 96, Porterville High School,
    Adviser Michele Patrick, Principal Jose Valdez
  • Brynlee Rasmussen, Chapter 512, Redwood High School,
    Adviser Georgette Cheatwood, Principal Matt Shin
  • Brooke Watson, Chapter 888, Kern Valley High School,
    Adviser Erin Woodward, Principal John Meyers
  • Molly Watson, Chapter 888, Kern Valley High School,
    Adviser Erin Woodward, Principal John Meyers
2021-2022 CSF Seymour Award Central Coast Region Finalists

Central Coast Region

  • Hollis Belger, Chapter 1016, Redwood High School,
    Adviser Tristan Bodle, Principal David Sondheim
  • Saurav Gandhi, Chapter 312, Santa Clara High School,
    Adviser Sara Carvalho, Principal Greg Shelby
  • Kent Goodman, Chapter 597, Redwood High School,
    Adviser Tristan Bodle, Principal David Sondheim
  • Priscilla Kim, Chapter 873, Archbishop Mitty HS,
    Adviser Janie Falcone, Principal Katherine Caputo
  • Harshita Krupadanam, Chapter 1421, Quarry Lane School,
    Adviser Shannon Harrison, Principal Candice McGraw
  • Lauren Lee, Chapter 570, Castro Valley High School,
    Adviser Kelley OHern, Principal Blaine Torpey
  • Kristine Pashin, Chapter 494, Notre Dame High School,
    Adviser Amy Huang, Principal Mary Beth Riley
  • Mackenzie Van Laar, Chapter 98, Gilroy High School,
    Adviser Matt Hungerford, Principal Greg Kapaku
  • Andrew Vuong, Chapter 762, Piedmont Hills,
    Adviser Nancy Kennett, Principal Ginny Davis
  • Aarushi Wadhwa, Chapter 743, Westmont High School,
    Adviser Joy Brawn, Principal Jason Miller
2021-2022 CSF Seymour Award North Region Finalists

North Region

  • Emma Alvarez, Chapter 168, Chico High School,
    Adviser Kris Hahn, Principal Douglas Williams
  • Alondra Garcia Sifuentes, Chapter 119, Napa High,
    Adviser Ana Andrilla, Principal Ean Ainsworth
  • Ava Hamelburg, Chapter 1210, Windsor High School,
    Adviser Julie Cordell, Principal Brian Williams
  • Eric Liu, Chapter 335, Folsom High School,
    Adviser Rachel Doller, Principal Howard Cadenhead
  • Dylan Martinelli, Chapter 1054, Downieville Jr./Sr. High,
    Adviser Niecea Freeman, Principal James Berardi
  • Gurnoor Saini, Chapter 1366, River Valley High School,
    Adviser Eric Ricketts, Principal Lee McPeak
  • Leighton Tarke, Chapter 239, Sutter Union High School,
    Adviser Janet Finitzer, Principal Ryan Robison
  • Benjamin Van Lienden, Chapter 1403, Woodland Christian School,
    Adviser Zak McGaugh, Principal LaRon Gordon
  • Natalie Vogt, Chapter 1403, Woodland Christian School,
    Adviser Zak McGaugh, Principal LaRon Gordon
  • Kendra Whitmore, Chapter 239, Sutter Union High School,
    Adviser Janet Finitzer, Principal Ryan Robison
2021-2022 CSF Seymour Award South Region Finalists

South Region

  • Lauren Angelus, Chapter 667, Sunny Hills High School,
    Adviser Hera Kwon, Principal Cathy Gach
  • Camille Dang, Chapter 1006, Gretchen Whitney High School,
    Adviser LaMonica Bryson, Principal John Briquelet
  • Sarah Dong, Chapter 1276, Westview High School,
    Adviser Diana Loo, Principal Tina Ziegler
  • TImothy Dull, Chapter 1293, Great Oak High School,
    Adviser Diana Arban, Principal Aimee Ricken
  • Emily Govea, Chapter 1313, Segerstrom High School,
    Adviser Kim Nguyen, Principal David Casper
  • Sara Habibipour, Chapter 1234, Palm Valley School,
    Adviser Susie Zachik, Principal Steve Sherman
  • Sean Lai, Chapter 799, Glen A. Wilson High School,
    Adviser Ember Arteaga, Principal Danielle Kenfield
  • Ruby Mejia, Chapter 496, Mater Dei High School,
    Adviser Gloria Guzman, Principal Frances Clare
  • Senara Subasinghe, Chapter 74, Elsinore High School,
    Adviser Felicia Asbury, Principal Robbin Hamilton
  • Cat Toung Tran, Chapter 801, Pacifica High School,
    Adviser Zsolt Girba, Principal Steve Osborne
2021-2022 CSF Seymour Award South Central Region Finalists

South Central Region

  • Earl Bumagat, Chapter 1048, Downtown Magnets High School,
    Adviser Lisha Gonzalez, Principal Sarah Usmani

  • Joshua Chandran, Chapter 106, Simi Valley High School,
    Adviser Shauna Poutre, Principal JC Baxter

  • James Christian, Chapter 1395, St. Monica Academy,
    Adviser Jacqueline Halpin, Principal Marguerite Grimm

  • Dylan Davis, Chapter 254, Nordhoff High School,
    Adviser Briana Beebe, Principal David Monson

  • Simaranjeet Kaur, Chapter 417, Bellflower High School,
    Adviser Babak Aminitehrani, Principal Michael Lundgren

  • Natalie Leon, Chapter 796, Channel Islands High School,
    Adviser Magen Anthony, Principal Marianne Ramos

  • Gelina Liobing, Chapter 796, Channel Islands High School,
    Adviser Magen Anthony, Principal Marianne Ramos

  • Alessandra Lucchesi, Chapter 254, Nordhoff High School,
    Adviser Briana Beebe, Principal David Monson

  • Edmund Shryock, Chapter 757, John Glenn High School,
    Adviser Cynthia Johnson, Principal Jennifer Padilla

  • Neev Vinchhi, Chapter 729, Ernest Righetti High School,
    Adviser Jennifer Dolan, Principal Ted Lyon

Steps to Nominate for the CJSF Marian Huhn Award

REWARD CJSF MEMBERS FOR THEIR ACADEMIC AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE.

Huhn Award nominations open every year on November 15th, and close on January 25th. https://csf-cjsf.org/cjsf-awards/

Get ready to nominate.

  1. Make a list of the students you believe most closely meet the requirements (see https://csf-cjsf.org/cjsf-awards/ for details). You may nominate 1 or 2 students for the Huhn Award.
  2. Notify your top choices and verify they are able to attend the Virtual Huhn Nominees Workshop for your region (view Calendar). For this academic year the conferences will be online.
    1. Then ask them to provide the necessary documents you need to upload on the nomination form. Give them a deadline at least several weeks before the award nomination period closes so that you are not rushed.
  3. Prepare nomination materials.
    You will need to write a letter for your nominee(s). Think about what you will say about each candidate. (See https://csf-cjsf.org/csf-awards/ ELIGIBILITY tab for details)
    In addition to your letter your nominees must provide you with the following information and materials:

     

    • Student contact information: Mailing address, phone, non-school email address.
    • Additional nomination materials:
      List of Service & Awards
      Personal statement
      Publicity Release form
  4. Complete the nomination form and upload the required documents here.* Make sure you have your chapter number and region correct! Look up your chapter number and region here.

*  Please help us process nominations efficiently by properly naming files for upload. The file names should begin with the last name of your nominee. Checkout PREPARING FILES FOR UPLOAD tab.

The nomination form requires a password which was provided to advisers in a recent email. Email patricia@csf-cjsf.org if you need the password.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate!