Hannah Feil, 2020 CSF Seymour Award Central Region Finalist

Hannah Feil is a senior at El Diamante High School. She loves learning, baking, painting, traveling, and spending time with her family. When she is not working on her military care package project or compiling a range of stories for her humanities website, Hannah daydreams of the day she will have both a PhD degree and a cupcake bakery. Because of Indiana Jones, Hannah will pursue archaeology at BYU in the Fall.

Hannah was nominated for this award by Chapter 1263 Adviser Jerry Perez. Jeffrey Hohne is Principal of El Diamante High School in Visalia Unified School District.

2019-20 Seymour Award Finalists

Congratulations 2019-20 Seymour Finalists!

The Seymour Memorial Awards were established to honor both Charles F. Seymour and his devoted 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.

Central Region

  • Catherine Entenman, Chapter 96 Porterville High School; Michele Patrick, Adviser;
    Jose Valdez, Principal, Porterville Unified School District
  • Rikki Gonzalez, Chapter 512 Redwood High School; Georgette Cheatwood, Adviser;
    Matt Shin, Principal, Visalia Unified School District
  • Noelle Andrew, Chapter 512 Redwood High School; Georgette Cheatwood, Adviser;
    Matt Shin, Principal, Visalia Unified School District
  • Yaquelin Villasenor, Chapter 1212 Granite Hills High School; Stacy Vehrs, Adviser;
    Apolinar Marroquin, Principal, Porterville Unified School District
  • Gurneet Kaur, Chapter 1227 Sunnyside High School; Lydia Gonzalez, Adviser;
    Tim Liles, Principal, Fresno Unified School District
  • Payten Hobbs, Chapter 1260 Liberty High School; Arpy Imirian, Adviser;
    Felipe Piedra, Principal, Golden Valley Unified School District 
  • Hannah Feil, Chapter 1263 El Diamante High School; Jerry M, Adviser;
    Jeff Hohne, Principal, Visalia Unified
  • Nancy Campos Ledezma, Chapter 1263 El Diamante High School; Jerry Perez, Adviser;
    Jeff Hohne, Principal, Visalia Unified
  • Alondra Camarena, Chapter 1320 Millennium High School; Lauren Moore, Adviser;
    Virginia Stewart, Principal, Tracy Learning Center
  • Madelyn Fernandes, Chapter 1349 Mission Oak; Laurie Jones, Adviser;
    Michele Borges, Principal, Tulare Union High School District
  • Meera Kashyap, Chapter 1384 Harmony Magnet Academy; Vicky Edwards, Adviser;
    Jeff Brown, Principal, Porterville Unified School District

Central Coast Region

  • Marcela Mantilla, Chapter 98 Gilroy High School; Matthew Hungerford, Adviser;
    Martin Enriquez, Principal, Gilroy Unified School District
  • Cade Johnson, Chapter 468 Las Lomas High School; Anne Fuller, Adviser;
    Tiffany Benson, Principal, Acalanes Unified High School District
  • Drake Goodman, Chapter 597 Redwood High School; Jessica Crabtree, Adviser;
    David Sondheim, Principal, Tamalpais Union High School District
  • Michelle Nguyen, Chapter 762 Piedmont Hills High School; Nancy Kennett, Adviser;
    Ginny Davis, Principal, East Side Union High School District
  • Esperanza Matteucci, Chapter 846 Monte Vista Christian High School; Scott Nystrom, Adviser;
    Susan Swing, Principal, Watsonville
  • Sara Sandri, Chapter 873 Archbishop Mitty High School; Janie Falcone, Adviser;
    Kate Caputo, Principal, San Jose Diocesan Catholic High School
  • Ekansh Agrawal, Chapter 901 Dublin High School; Kim Halket, Adviser;
    Maureen Byrne, Principal, Maureen Byrne
  • Jesse Goodman, Chapter 951 Foothill High School; Lavina Lobo, Adviser;
    Sebastian Bull, Principal, Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Bryce Hilton, Chapter 1056 Mission College Preparatory High School; Wm Brock Thoene, Adviser;
    Mike Susank, Principal, Diocese of Monterey
  • Veda Yaguda, Chapter 1056 Mission College Preparatory High School; Wm Brock Thoene, Adviser;
    Mike Susank, Principal, Diocese of Monterey

North Region

  • Lindsay Sandy, Chapter 335 Folsom High School; Geraldine Villero, Adviser;
    Howard Cadenhead, Principal, Folsom Cordova Unified
  • Julia DiCicco, Chapter 595 Montgomery High School; Susan Farkas, Adviser;
    Randolph Burbank, Principal, Santa Rosa City Schools
  • Rima Markaryan, Chapter 595 Montgomery High School; Susan Farkas, Adviser;
    Randolph Burbank, Principal, Santa Rosa City Schools
  • Jenna Barba, Chapter 656 DEL ORO High School; Anna Luci, Adviser;
    Chelsy Nauman, Principal, PUHSD
  • Ethan Vosburg, Chapter 656 DEL ORO High School; Anna Luci, Adviser;
    Chelsy Nauman, Principal, PUHSD
  • Lea Thomas, Chapter 716 Ponderosa High School; Rachelle Hodson, Adviser;
    Lisa Garrett, Principal, El Dorado Union High School District
  • Julia Sawyer, Chapter 1210 Windsor High School; Julie Cordell, Adviser;
    Lamar Collins, Principal, Windsor Unified School District
  • Juliana Luna, Chapter 1226 Horizon Charter School; Melora Klusnick, Adviser;
    Cynthia Wood, Principal, Western Placer Unified School District
  • Amandip Chauhan, Chapter 1366 River Valley High School; Eric Ricketts, Adviser;
    Lee McPeak, Principal, Yuba City Unified School District
  • Morgan Young, Chapter 1504 Visions In Education; Stephen Huck, Adviser;
    Jody Graf, Principal, San Juan Unified School District

South Region

  • Chiara Curnow, Chapter 60 Fallbrook High School; Heidi Fouret, Adviser;
    Narciso Iglesias, Principal, Fallbrook Union High School District
  • Cecilia Lee, Chapter 667 Sunny Hills High School; Hera Kwon, Adviser;
    Allen Whitten, Principal, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
  • Sanaa Abdulkarim, Chapter 690 Magnolia High School; Gail Smith, Adviser;
    Daphne Hammer, Principal, Anaheim Union High School DIstrict
  • Shreya Krishna, Chapter 948 Esperanza High School; Rosalind Kanter, Adviser;
    Gina Aguilar, Principal, Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School
  • Libbe Phan, Chapter 1019 Woodbridge High School; Julie Giron, Adviser;
    Chris Krebs, Principal, Irvine Unified School District
  • Erica Hsueh, Chapter 1230 Northwood High School; Cathleen Zeleski, Adviser;
    Leslie Roach, Principal, Irvine Unified School District
  • Sydney Armor, Chapter 1234 Palm Valley School; Susie Zachik, Adviser;
    Kurt McLachlan, Principal, independent
  • Raymond Lee, Chapter 1293 Great Oak High School; Diana Arban, Adviser;
    Aimee Ricken, Principal, Temecula Valley Unified School District
  • Edem Sedor, Chapter 1402 Heritage High School; Courtney Ziani, Adviser;
    Erika Tejeda, Principal, Perris Union High School District
  • Fatima Caballero, Chapter 1436 Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design; Hollie Lohff, Adviser;
    Roger Fasting, Principal, Pomona Unified School District

South Central Region

  • Fernando Ruiz, Chapter 417 Bellflower High School; Babak Aminitehrani, Adviser;
    Michael Lundgren, Principal, Bellflower Unified School District
  • Regine Santiago, Chapter 757 John Glenn High School; Cynthia Johnson, Adviser;
    Francisco Ramirez, Principal, Norwalk La Mirada Unified
  • Britney Solomon, Chapter 796 Channel Islands High School; Terrie Romines, Adviser;
    Roger Adams, Principal, Oxnard Union High School District
  • Tania Salceda, Chapter 796 Channel Islands High School; Terrie Romines, Adviser;
    Roger Adams, Principal, Oxnard Union High School District
  • Janelle Lennarz, Chapter 842 Paraclete High School; Albert Landa, Adviser;
    john Anson, Principal, LA Archdiocese
  • Andrew Vu, Chapter 891 El Camino Real Charter High School; Stefanie Bero, Adviser;
    David Hussey, Principal, El Camino
  • Francesca Portiz, Chapter 1299 West Ranch High School; Laura Solarez, Adviser;
    Mark Crawford, Principal, Wm. S Hart Union High School District
  • Pauline Vartany, Chapter 1299 West Ranch High School; Laura Solarez, Adviser;
    Mark Crawford, Principal, Wm. S. Hart Union High School District
  • Riley O’Brien, Chapter 1395 St. Monica Academy; Jacqueline Halpin, Adviser;
    Marguerite Grimm, Principal, Los Angeles Archdiocese
  • John Paul Gutierrez, Chapter 1395 St. Monica Academy; Jacqueline Halpin, Adviser;
    Marguerite Grimm, Principal, Los Angeles Archdiocese

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 https://csf-cjsf.org/csf-awards/ 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 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:
      • 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 patricia@csf-cjsf.org if you need passwords.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate!

SEYMOUR AWARD 2019 | SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Congratulations South Central Region Seymour Award Recipient Isabella Blanco and Fellow Finalists

Seymour South Central Region 2019 Recipient Isabella Blanco, Santa Maria High School Chapter 6, Adviser Shelly Springer is pictured with Finalists.

  • Ramzey Issa, North High School Chapter 545, Adviser Lynnette Wallters
  • Faith Chong Ernest Righetti High School Chapter 729, Adviser Jennifer Dolan
  • Sonia Cervantes Ernest Righetti High School Chapter 729, Adviser Jennifer Dolan
  • Desirae Barragan Channel Islands High School Chapter 796, Adviser Terrie Romines
  • Haley Gunther Santa Clarita Christian School Chapter 1213, Adviser Debbie Brenner
  • Crystal Lee West Ranch High School Chapter 1299, Adviser Laura Solarez
  • Anna Urrea St. Monica Academy Chapter 1395, Adviser Jacqueline Halpin
  • Natasha Johnson St. Monica Academy Chapter 1395, Adviser Jacqueline Halpin
  • Nicholas Agtual New West Charter Chapter 1475, Adviser Mark Estanislao

The Seymour Memorial Awards were established to honor both Charles F. Seymour and his devoted wife, Marian H. Seymour, who together supplied the inspiration and leadership which fostered the California Scholarship Federation. The very first award of $25 was presented to Seymour Award recipient Elizabeth Murphy (O’Neil) of Fresno High School in 1936. Each year, 50 finalists receive awards of $2,000 each, and five of these (one per region) each receive an additional $3,000 as the regional award recipient. The Seymour Award is regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to high school students in the state of California.

 

SEYMOUR AWARD 2019 | CENTRAL COAST REGION

Congratulations Central Coast Region Seymour Award Recipient Amisha Wadwha and Fellow Finalists

Seymour Central Coast 2019 Recipient (front row 2nd from left) Amisha Wadhwa, with Finalists Alexander Beck, Benjamin Bloomberg, Austin Hoang, Ava Silva, Lauren McBride, (front row) Sanjana Kantipudi, Jane Tran, Julie Son, Nina Patel

The Seymour Memorial Awards were established to honor both Charles F. Seymour and his devoted wife, Marian H. Seymour, who together supplied the inspiration and leadership which fostered the California Scholarship Federation. The very first award of $25 was presented to Seymour Award recipient Elizabeth Murphy (O’Neil) of Fresno High School in 1936. Each year, 50 finalists receive awards of $2,000 each, and five of these (one per region) each receive an additional $3,000 as the regional award recipient. The Seymour Award is regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to high school students in the state of California.

 

SEYMOUR AWARD 2019 | NORTH REGION

Congratulations North Region Seymour Award Recipient Joanna Jarvis and Fellow Finalists

Seymour North 2019 Recipient Joanna Jarvis (2nd from left) and Finalists Simrit Dhillon, Paige Smith, Sorea Asmai, Maxwell Callan, Taylor Froomin, Marianne Homer, (in front) Nicabec Casido, Kade Breckenridge

The Seymour Memorial Awards were established to honor both Charles F. Seymour and his devoted wife, Marian H. Seymour, who together supplied the inspiration and leadership which fostered the California Scholarship Federation. The very first award of $25 was presented to Seymour Award recipient Elizabeth Murphy (O’Neil) of Fresno High School in 1936.Each year, 50 finalists receive awards of $2,000 each, and five of these (one per region) each receive an additional $3,000 as the regional award recipient. The Seymour Award is regarded as one of the highest scholastic honors given to high school students in the state of California.