In between competing in national sports championships and academic decathlons, this year’s students have found time to intern at prestigious organizations, research at university cardiology labs, work on political campaigns, perform sketch comedy, teach piano to autistic children and volunteer at soup kitchens.
Oh, and many maintain a part-time job, too.
Read on to learn more about each student, and prepare for your jaw to drop.
Activities: French Club president; National Honor Society president; Youth and Government; soccer and cross country
Community: Candy striper; Assistance League of Newport Beach; church volunteer
Honors: Academic Letter; Chemistry Olympiad; Excellent student in French
Employment: Pacifica Orthopedics, office assistant, baby-sitter
College Plans: Northwestern University
Activities: Philosophy Club
Community: Police Explorers lieutenant; Southern California Jain Temple, teacher at Jain Temple
Honors: Chemistry Student of the Year; Academic Letter
College Plans: UC Berkeley
Activities: editor in chief Trident Online 2006-09; editor-in-chief Trident Magazine 2007-08; section editor Trident Magazine 2006-07; Human Relations Council, 2007-09 press liaison; National Honor Society; Integrity Week Group leader 2008-09; Mock Trial; varsity track
Community: Bowers Museum junior ambassador; Location 3 Magazine
Honors: National Merit finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; Sea King Pride Award; Academic Letter with Highest Honors; Principal’s Honor Roll; Trident Online website named Pacemaker finalist by National Scholastic Press Assn.; Trident Magazine won first place with Special Merit in American Scholastic Press Assn.’s annual contest.
Employment: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals clinical intern; MyOCHigh.com (division of the OC Register, now defunct), freelance correspondent
College Plans: Princeton University