Starting January 1st Nominations for CSF Awards Open

CSF Advisers: You have 2 ways to recognize CSF Senior Sealbearers for their academic and service excellence.

Nominations open January 1st.
Seymour nominations will be open through February 18, 2020.
Outstanding Sealbearer nominations will be open through March 1, 2020.

Preparation makes it easier to manage.

    1. Make a list of the students you believe most closely meet the requirements (see for details). You may nominate 2 Sealbearers for the Seymour Award, 1 Sealbearer for Outstanding Sealbearer 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 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:
      • Seymour: High school transcript, List of activities, Personal statement, Community letter of recommendation, Publicity Release form.
      • Outstanding Sealbearer: Letter of endorsement from a member of the community, 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 forms require passwords which were provided to advisers in the Fall Newsletter. Email if you need passwords.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate!


Congratulations to the Outstanding Sealbearer Award Recipients of 2018-19

The Outstanding Sealbearer Award was established in 2015 to recognize graduating Life Members who demonstrate great effort and motivation, have great potential but are overlooked in other awards, and need financial assistance to achieve. Five students are recognized, one in each CSF region. Many thanks to their nominating Advisers.


Central Region

Ingrid Cross, Chapter 1384 – Central; Adviser – Vicky Edwards, Principal Jeff Brown, Harmony Magnet Academy

Central Coast Region

Chaylene Tran, Chapter 211 – Central Coast; Adviser – Carol Quattrin, Principal Patrick Ruff ,St. Ignatius College Preparatory

North Region

Lisa Liff , Chapter 595 – North; Adviser – Susan Farkas, Principal Randy Burbank ,Montgomery High School

South Region

Borena Lonh, Chapter 1436 – South; Adviser – Hollie Lohff, Principal Roger Fasting, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design

South Central Region

Emily Milian, Chapter 1472 – South Central; Adviser – Crystal Lu, Principal Roberto Lee, Sun Valley Magnet School

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

CSF Outstanding Sealbearer Award 2016-17

CSF Outstanding Sealbearer Award: $1,000 each (one per region; 5 total in state)

Sealbearers were nominated by their advisers, and a committee of board members selected one recipient from each region. Each recipient received a check for $1,000 and a certificate to be presented to the student at the advisers’ discretion. Congratulations to the students, to the advisers of students awardees, and thank you to all advisers for your nominations.

  • North Region Recipient: Alma Morales, Napa HS, Adviser Ana Andrilla
  • South Central Region Recipient: Glendy Gonzalez, Sun Valley Magnet School, Adviser Crystal Vythu Lu
  • Central Region Recipient: Daisy Gonzalez, Redwood HS, Adviser Georgette Cheatwood
  • Central Coast Region Recipient : Leslie Carrillo Lorenzo, Mountain View HS, Adviser David Campbell
  • South Region Recipient: Violeta Vega, Samueli Academy, Adviser Crystal Ho