Raymond Lee, 2020 CSF Seymour Award South Region Finalist

Raymond is a senior in CSF’s chapter 1293 at Great Oak High School. In addition to leading his school’s CSF Chapter, Raymond is also President of Great Oak’s National Honor Society, Investment Club, and American Red Cross Club. As
Science Olympiad Vice President, Raymond he has won two state medals: 1st in Experimental Design and 2nd in Material Science. A two-time Inland Empire All-Area member, Raymond has also led his team to three undefeated league titles. At the Scripps Research Institute, Raymond programmed an algorithm capable of calculating a patient’s risk of type-II diabetes according to their genetic data. With an insatiable desire to learn and the initiative to help others, Raymond truly embodies the CSF motto “Scholars for Service”.

Raymond was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 1293 Adviser Diana Arban. Aimee Ricken is Principal at Great Oak High School in the Temecula Valley Unified School District.

Meera Kashyap, 2020 CSF Seymour Award Central Region Finalist

Meera Kashyap is a senior attending Harmony Magnet Academy and is co-president of the CSF club in which she has been actively involved since 2016. Over the years, she has created numerous community service opportunities for students, as well as helped with several fundraiser drives that provided support for victims of Hurricane Harvey and the Australian bushfires, among others. She coordinates and corresponds with CSF officers to ensure that members have a memorable and inclusive experience. Outside of CSF, her favorite hobbies are creative writing (specifically in the mystery genre), coding for video games, reading, and playing movie soundtracks on the piano. She is mulling over whether to attend UC Berkeley, UCLA or UC Irvine, but has concrete plans to major in bioengineering with pre-med.

Meera was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 1384 Adviser Vicky Edwards. Jeff Brown is Principal at Harmony Magnet School in the Porterville Unified School District.

Gurneet Kaur, 2020 CSF Seymour Award Central Region Finalist

Gurneet Kaur currently attends Sunnyside High School in Fresno, CA. She is the President for the California Scholarship Federation chapter at her school. She excels academically while being actively involved in many extracurricular and community service activities. In the Fall of 2020, she will be attending California State University, Fresno as a President’s Scholar of the Smittcamp Family Honors College. She plans on majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry in order to work towards her goal of becoming a pharmacist to help decrease the health disparities she sees within her community.

Gurneet was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 1227 Adviser Lydia Gonzalez. Tim Liles is Principal at Sunnyside High School in the Fresno Unified School District.

Shreya Krishna, 2020 CSF Seymour Award South Region Finalist

As a 4-year member of CSF, I have learned valuable skills and characteristics. Community involvement has always been a top priority for me, and becoming the Vice President of Community Service highlighted this. I became a junior volunteer at Kaiser Permanente, where I spent a year giving back to my community. Along with community service, I am also extremely passionate about playing tennis and spending time with family.

Shreya was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 948 Adviser Rosalind Kanter. Gina Aguilar is Principal at Esperanza High School in the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School.

Janelle Lennarz, 2020 CSF Seymour Award South Central Region Finalist

Regular participation for multiple compassionate community organizations related to the inner city homeless problem is something which I always truly look forward to.  Additionally, my interest and fondness for animals has led me to volunteer numerous hours at my local county animal care shelter.  My college plan includes earning academic degrees in biology and nursing since my ultimate aspiration is to pursue a career in the medical field.

Janelle was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 842 Adviser Albert Landa. John Anson is Principal at Paraclete High School in the Los Angeles Archdiocese.

Erica Hsueh, 2020 CSF Seymour Award South Region Finalist

As an aspiring social technology entrepreneur, Erica is involved in activities such as student government and building nanosatellites at her high school. Through her exploration of technology, she found her other passion: to eliminate the gender inequality in the STEM world by founding Bytes of Code to provide STEM workshops such as HTML, CSS, circuitry, and Arduino to her local community. Realizing that there are many communities who are also not able to offer STEM opportunities to girls, Erica created a multilingual online curriculum and established over 20+ global ambassadors across the United States and in Mexico, Liberia, India, and Saudi Arabia to carry out similar workshops, impacting over 75,000 girls.

Through her efforts, Erica has been honored as a Coca-Cola Scholar and Three Dot Dash Global Teen Alternate Leader. In college, she hopes to pursue computer science while also minoring in entrepreneurship and plans to use her education to solve complex social problems through technological innovation.

Erica was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 12330 Adviser Cathleen Zeleski. Leslie Roach is Principal at Northwood High School in the Irvine Unified School District.