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99 Wildcats Recognized at Senior Awards Night

Issabella Garcia
School Resource Officer Steven Wulff awards senior Darren Espinosa the Brea Police Association Scholarship. 99 seniors were awarded scholarships and recognitions at Senior Awards Night on May 21.

$2.1 million in local, state, and national scholarships were awarded to the class of 2024 during Senior Awards Night on May 21.

The event celebrated 99 seniors who received 53 unique recognitions, from merit scholarships to leadership and department awards.

“It’s great for the community to have an investment in our seniors and to have a partnership with us and the school,” Robert Stelmar, counselor, and organizer of the ceremony, said.

A representative from each organization presented the respective awards to the seniors. 

For the Mr. C. STEM Scholarship, David Crouch, a long-time volunteer at Mariposa Elementary School, presented two checks for $22,500 each to seniors Sydney Huang and Austin Yamamoto. The scholarship awards Mariposa Elementary alumni who hope to pursue careers in the STEM field. 

“I was pleasantly surprised,” Austin Yamamoto, senior, said. “I’m surrounded by some of the most hardworking and intelligent people, so receiving this scholarship really meant a lot to me.”

Each year, two students are recognized for demonstrating the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, care, and citizenship. 10 nominees were selected by peers and teachers as Character Counts finalists.

Joceyln Islas, senior, and one of two winners of the Character Counts Award, was unaware that her nomination was the result of her peers’ votes. “The fact that [they] thought of me was such a great honor,” she said. “I feel really valued for putting in the work and trying to be an all-around good person at this school.”

Senior Awards Night Honors and Recipients

BOHS Resource Officer Explorer Recognition Bella Martinez

Brandon Hampson Instrumental Music Award – Adrian Sanchez

Brea Glenbrook Women’s Club Scholarship – Jared Corona, Raymond Oliva

Brea Ministerial Association Scholarship – Ellen Kim, Kristin Kim

Brea Olinda Teachers Association Scholarship – Aubrey Fessler, Colin Koebler, Eliana Swindle, Jeremiah Pewthers, Lena Rotblum, Tyler Torres

Brea Police Association Scholarship – Darren Espinosa, Jolie Evans, Kristin Kim

California School Employee Association 207 Scholarship – Chase Halon, Chloe Montera

City of Brea Mayor’s Youth Community Service Award – Kaylie Choi, Adrian Ortiz-Ramirez, Adrian Ramirez, Arina Ghiuvea, Armaan Shah, Aubrey Fessler, Beakman Chen, Carlee Tierno, Eleonora Segura, Ellen Kim, Erika Yang, Eva Zhang, Evan Kang, Gabriella Reyno, Jocelyn Islas, Jordan Lee, Joseph Vasquez, Katelyn Higueros, Kimberley Wu, Krish Desai, Kristin Kim, Lauren Ahn, Lily Lemieux, Paige Thompson, Ray Oliva, Riplie-Aiko Mah, Sanjib Shil, Sara Yoo, Sean Cronin, Sophia San Filippo, Srimahita Addagarla, Thomas Shi, Zachary Niu

Darryl & JJ Jones Scholarship – Amanda Simental, Eleonora Segura, Eliana Swindle, Raymond Oliva, Zachary Niu

Dollars for Scholars Scholarship – Carter Lavold, Ella Na

Edison Scholars Award – Roy Kim

Joe Kennedy Memorial Scholarship – Lauren Morales Fernandez

Lions Club of Brea Award – Laci Armenta

Mr. C. STEM Scholarship – Austin Yamamoto, Sydney Huang

Rotary Club of Brea Scholarship – Eleonora Segura, Kimberley Wu

Ruby June (Ferree) Stack Scholarship – Anderson Kim, Kyle Collins

Schweitzer Family Scholarship  – Chloe Montera

Soroptimist International Brea/La Habra Scholarship – Raymond Oliva

Stack/ Waggener Scholarship in Math and Science Scholarship – Sara Yoo

CSF Seal Bearers – Adrian Sanchez, Alex Chao, Amanda Simental, Anderson Kim, Austin Yamamoto, Christian Hudson, Crystal DeWeese, Evan Kang, Nathan Mateos Carpio, Raymond Oliva, Roy Kim, Sara Yoo, Stephanie Franks, Zachary Niu

National Honor Society – Aalia Rodriguez, Adeline Dang, Aidan Lauron, Alexander Chao, Amanda Simental, Arina Ghiuvea, Audrey Kim, Austin Yamamoto, Ayla Mailom, Chloe Coffey, Christian Hudson, Crystal DeWeese, Eleonora Segura, Ella Na, Ellen Kim, Erika Yang, Evan Kang, Gabriella Reyno, Jiewon Lee, Jocelyn Islas, Katelyn Higueros, Kaylie Choi, Kimberley Wu, Kirra Roberts, Krish Desai, Kristin Kim, Lena Rotblum, Lianwei (Beakman) Chen, Lola Santana, Luciana Rodriguez, Natalie Kim, Nathan Nero, Raymond Oliva, Riplie Mah, Roma Patel, Ryan Kang, Ryan Okazaki, Sanjib Shil, Sara Yoo, Sean Cronin, Siera Calderon, Sophia Han, Sophia San Filippo, Sophie Kim, Srimahita Addagarla, Stephanie Franks, Sydney Huang, Sylvia Lim, Yea Eun Kim, Zachary Niu, Zarita Ahmed

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society – Anderson Kim, Eleonora Segura, Ellen Kim, Grace Severson, James Goyer, Jolie Evans, Kalyann Yeng, Lauren Ahn, Lena Rotblum, Lily Bui, Lovely Aguilar, Sara Yoo, Siera Calderon

US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award – Chloe Montera, Roman Giacchetto

US Marine Corps Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence – Eleonora Segura, Matthew Kim

US Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award – Ellen Kim, Timothy Carman

Career Technical Education – Guadalupe Morales Fernandez

English Department Medallion – Sean Cronin

Life Skills Department Medallion – Keona Fong

Math Department Medallion – Alex Chao

Performing Arts Department Medallion – Vanessa Cook

Resource Department Medallion – Holly Rojas

Science Department Medallion – Aubrey Fessler

Social Science Department Medallion – Lena Rotblum

Visual Arts Department Medallion – Minzi Park

World Languages Department Medallion – Krish Desai

Academic Decathlon – Danica Joan Alejo, Anderson Kim, Eleonora Segura

Male Athlete of the Year Award – Brandon Kow

Male Coaches Award – Timothy Carmona

Male Scholar Athlete Award – Austin Yamamoto

Caperton Wildcat Athletic Scholarship – Lena Rotblum

Special Recognition – Aalia Rodriguez

Dr. Laurry H. Bishop Memorial Scholarship – Laci Armenta

Dr. Laurry H. Bishop Memorial Scholarship – Timothy Carman

Female Athlete of the Year Award – Rhyan Thomas

Female Coaches Award – Chloe Coffey

Female Varsity Scholar Athlete Award – Stephanie Franks

Phyliss Wymer Memorial Swim Scholarship – Sarah Tolmasoff

ROP BOUSD Student of the Year Award – Aubrey Fessler

ROP Ray Gerace Family Scholarship Award Ellen Kim

Character Counts Finalists – Alexander Chao, Austin Yamamoto, Ellen Kim, Laci Armenta, Lauren Ahn, Srimahita Addagarla, Stephanie Franks, Timothy Carman

Character Counts Winners – Jocelyn Islas, Sean Cronin

Senior Class Officer Scholarship – Ellen Kim (President), Jocelyn Islas (Treasurer), Roma Patel (Secretary), Yea Eun Kim (Vice President)

Salutatorian – Adrian Sanchez, Christian Hudson, Evan Kang, Nathan Mateos Carpio, Sara Yoo

Valedictorian – Alexander Chao, Amanda Simental, Anderson Kim, Austin Yamamoto, Crystal DeWeese, Roy Kim, Stephanie Franks, Zachary Niu

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Ellie Segura, senior, is excited to begin her first year on staff as Opinion Editor and amplify the student voice of BOHS through journalism. At school, Ellie is involved in Speech and Debate, Academic Decathlon, Robotics, Rotary Interact, Spanish Club, and NHS. Off campus, Ellie represents the K-12 population of BOUSD as the student board representative and is committed to serve the community and improve student life across all BOUSD schools. An avid fan of TV, Ellie’s all-time favorite production is the comedic series, The Good Place. When not writing and editing pieces, Ellie spends her spare time entertaining her cat, Schmidt, reading books, and practicing the clarinet.
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Issabella Garcia, freshman, is involved in softball and cross country. Her goal this year is to get straight A’s and to be involved in school clubs and sports. She wants to major in journalism and go to Stanford University to major in journalism and digital media. During her free time she likes to listen to music, run, and play with her dog, Skye.
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