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

Nominations open for CJSF Huhn Award

RECOGNIZE CJSF MEMBERS FOR THEIR ACADEMIC AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE.

Huhn Award nominations will be open through February 25, 2020. https://csf-cjsf.org/cjsf-awards/

Preparation makes it easier to manage.

  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 2 students for the Huhn Award.
  2. Notify your top choices and verify they are able to attend the Spring Conference for your region (view Calendar). Then ask them to provide the necessary documentation for 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, Community letter of recommendation, Publicity Release form.
  4. Complete the nomination form and upload the required documents here.*

*  Please help us process nominations efficiently by properly naming files for upload – checkout PREPARING FILES FOR UPLOAD tab.

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

Thank you for taking the time to nominate!

CJSF Marian Huhn Award – Nominations are Open

Who will you nominate?

Advisers are invited to nominate one or two CJSF members you believe exemplify the ideals of the Marian Huhn Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding 7th & 8th grade student members of California Junior Scholarship Federation for their academic excellence and service to the school and community.

A total of $6,250 is awarded annually, with five students from each region receiving a $250 award.

CONGRATULATIONS CENTRAL COAST REGION HUHN AWARD FINALISTS

Congratulations to the 2018-19 CJSF Central Coast Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays:

  • Angela Lee,  Dartmouth Middle School Chapter 1284, Adviser Christine Campbell
  • Mannat Dhot, Fallon Middle School Chapter 1085, Adviser Rachael Guinther
  • Akansha Sallakonda, Fallon Middle School Chapter 1085, Adviser Rachael Guinther
  • Rianna Fajardo, Sequoia Middle School Chapter 668, Adviser Leilani Montoya
  • Abhiram Mokkapati, Sequoia Middle School Chapter 668, Adviser Leilani Montoya

CONGRATULATIONS SOUTH CENTRAL REGION HUHN AWARD FINALISTS

Congratulations to the 2018-19 CJSF South Central Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays:

Jhana Dizon, Sacred Heart School Chapter 182, Deborah Cuddihy, Adviser
Jhana has served as a peer tutor, helped at the concession stands for sporting events and donated to charitable organizations. Jhana describes herself as a perfectionist that takes a leadership role in every group project.

Namuuna (Noni) Bayarjavhlan, David Starr Jordan Middle School Chapter 434, Crystal Bruza, Adviser
Noni serves as the president of her CJSF chapter, the newspaper club and the fashion club. She plays several instruments and participates in Jazz Band. Her service projects include designing the Jog-a-Thon and volunteering at the Family Fun Night.

Rani Michelle Crosby, Parras Middle School Chapter 254, Lisa MacMillan, Adviser
Serving as her chapter’s CJSF President, Rani has been an excellent role model while building strong bonds with new incoming students. She has been an active member in the WEB (Where Every Student Belongs) and the Tobacco Use Prevention Education programs at her school.

Emma Huynh, Newcomb Academy Chapter 269, Alyson Al-Mulla, Adviser
Emma currently serves as the CJSF President and a member of the Yearbook team. She is enrolled in the GATE program and has earned academic excellence awards in many subjects. Her goal is to make a difference by continuing to help others and the environment.

Isabella De La Rosa, Sacred Heart School Chapter 182, Deborah Cuddihy, Adviser
Isabella currently holds the positions of CJSF President and Student Body president. She is a Mathlete, Science Olympiad and Decathalon member. Isabella is enrolled in advanced placement classes and an active athlete. Her adviser acknowledges the numerous contributions Isabella has made to her school and community.

Kyle Mille, Newcomb Academy Chapter 269, Alyson Al-Mulla, Adviser
Kyle currently serves as the school’s ASB President. He has received numerous awards for academic excellence in the accelerated program. His adviser describes Kyle as quiet, personable, methodical and ready to volunteer at all times.

Congratulations North Region Huhn Award Finalists

Congratulations to the 2018-19 CJSF North Region Huhn Award Recipients who submitted the award winning essays:

  • Avery Weagant,Chapter 280 Sycamore Middle School, Liz Ayon, Adviser
  • Kendal Witt,Chapter 280 Sycamore Middle School, Liz Ayon, Adviser
  • Madison Rogers, Chapter 67 Brittan ELementary School, Heather Azevedo, Adviser
  • Taylor Nelson, Chapter 67 Brittan ELementary School, Heather Azevedo, Adviser
  • Summer Sun, Chapter 923 Marsh School, Sheila Snyder, Adviser

North Region Huhn Award Nominees 2019