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Scholarship Awards Breakfast — Corona del Mar

April 26, 2012

School Activities/Clubs: AP World History; AP Chemistry; AP U.S. History; AP Language; AP Spanish; AP Physics; AP Literature; AP Calculus BC; AP Art History; AP Government/Economics; water polo, four years; swimming, three years; rugby club

Community: Orange County Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter

Awards/Honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; National Merit finalist; ACS First Year Chemistry Award, first in school, ninth in county; ACS Olympiad National Test Participant, top 11 in county; Academic Letter with Honors

College Plans: Northwestern or Rice, leaning toward Northwestern

Scholarships: N/A


Nica Sabouni


School Activities/Clubs: AP U.S. History; AP Biology; AP Spanish Language; AP Language; AP World History; AP Chemistry; AP Psychology; AP Calculus BC; AP Literature; varsity cross-country and track; Cinderella Club, founder and president; Academic Decathlon, three years; piano; weekend Farsi school

Community: Cinderella Club/Working Wardrobes; Special Camp for Special Kids, counselor; mentor for children reading and writing Farsi at the A+ Academy; soup kitchen volunteer; Illumination Foundation, reading to homeless children

Awards/Honors: AP Scholar with Distinction; Bausch & Lomb Award given by Ms. Walters, AP Biology; Academic Letter, 4.0 and above; California Scholarship Federation

College Plans: UCLA or UC Berkeley

Scholarships: UC Berkeley Regents and Chancellors interview (results not yet received)


A. J. Santa Maria

School Activities/Clubs: AP Chemistry; AP Calculus BC; AP Literature; AP Spanish; AP English Composition; AP Biology; AP U.S. History; AP World History; National Honor Society; Ecoxist; peer tutoring; water polo, varsity co-captain; captain (four years); CIF Division II 2011, finalist; CIF Division II 2010, champion; Pacific Coast League Champion; swimming, junior varsity freshman to junior year

Community: Hope for Haiti, raised $2,000 for Haitian earthquake victims sophomore year; UCI lab assistant

Awards/Honors: National Hispanic Scholar; AP Scholar with Honors; California Scholarship Federation member; Sea King Pride Award, freshman and sophomore year; Academic Letter of Distinction; Principal's Honor Roll, six semesters; Reflections for Musical Composition, third place

College Plans: Undecided; Stanford, Yale, Brown, USC, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, University of Chicago

Scholarships: confirmed: UCSB Regents Scholarship; possible: USC Presidential Scholarship, UCLA Bunche Scholarship, National Honor Society


Ben Zepfel

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