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Costa Mesa's brightest

Local students honored at 31st Annual Scholarship Recognition Breakfast Friday morning.

May 16, 2010

Community: Project Caring Connections mentor, equestrian training and competitions

Honors: AP scholar

College Plans: Major in business at San Diego State University or University of Hawaii at Manoa

MIRIAM TORRES

GPA: 3.9

School Activities/Clubs: yearbook editor, AVID

Community: UCI Criminology Outreach Program, UCI Global Connect, UCI Camp Med, National Youth Leaders’ Summit, NMUSD Adult Education Child Care volunteer, group leader at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Shalimar Teen Center, produced a Girls Inc. public service announcement for teenage peer pressure, drugs, sex, etc.

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Honors: Homecoming Queen, AVID Student of the Year, nominated for NMUSD Starfish Award

College Plans: Major in interior design at either California State University Long Beach or San Diego State University

MISHA BROWN

GPA: 4.3

School Activities/Clubs: Key Club, freshman mentor, captain varsity tennis, varsity soccer, Film Club, Book Club

Community: Australian Ambassador Exchange Program, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Mission Trip to Tijuana, referee for AYSO

Honors: scholar athlete, Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, AP Scholar with Honor

College Plans: Major in biology, hopefully at UCLA, followed by Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis

NICOLE MARLBOROUGH

GPA: 4.1

School Activities/Clubs: ASB senior class president, varsity softball, junior varsity and varsity tennis

Community: freshman mentoring program

Honors: Scholar Athlete, Honor Roll

College Plans: Major in political science, minor in communications at University of Oregon

ORIZBETH CORTES

GPA: 4.0

School Activities/Clubs: English Language Advisory Committee Secretary, Math Tutor Corps, Field Studies Program, Theater Club, California Scholarship Federation

Community: Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, Feed My Starving Children, Catholic youth club

Honors: English Language Advisory Committee Award, Reclassification to fluent English proficient Award, Outstanding Math Student Award, Honor Roll, Nominee to National Youth forum on medicine, Award for Excellence in English Language Department

College Plans: OCC before transferring to UCI or CSULB, majoring in psychology, hoping for a career in social work

HECTOR PEREZ

GPA: 4.2

School Activities/Clubs: junior year and senior year ASB treasurer, cheerleader, basketball, job shadowing at Balboa Instruments, UCI Criminology Outreach Program, Global Connect

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