Conor Kruse will be attending CSU Chico where he will study civil engineering. He has earned a 3.87 GPA and has been active with both the Ag Academy and Future Farmers of America. He also likes art and his drawings have been exhibited at the Ventura County Fair and SPHS Art Show where his works have won awards. He has taken part in various SPHS athletic programs and works part-time. Conor also received a $2,000 scholarship.
Elizabeth Fernandez has a 4.44 GPA and 1880 SAT score. She was awarded the$2,000 Jeannette Cole Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture.
She will attend UC Berkeley to study economics with the goal of having a career in the ag industry. She continues to be active in the Girl Scouts of America, and participates in Briggs 4-H and has raised numerous animals for the Ventura County Fair. She is also athletic and has participated in wresting, golf and cross-country.
Juliana Navarro received a $2,000 Rotary Scholarship for her studies at Oxnard College in becoming a dental hygienist, a career that has led her to intern for Dr. Dick Yamamoto and study at the Human Services Academy. She has been involved in the National Honor Society, participated in numerous SPHS activities, played soccer for four years and served as a Link Crew mentor. With Rotary Interact she has been a volunteer at the Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Basket Program.
Also receiving $2,000 was Jeffrey Lopez who will attend UCLA to study biology and pre-med; he hopes to become a cardiologist. He ranked second in his class with a 4.63 GPA and 1940 SAT. He has volunteered at St. Sebastian School and the Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch. He has been active with Youth Soccer both as a player and as a coach for the Santa Paula Barcelona Club Team. He received a Ventura County Star Scholar Award and a $10,000 UCLA Scholarship.
Lauren Shield was chosen for a $3,000 Rotary Scholarship and will attend Colorado State University to major in pre-veterinary studies with the hopes of becoming an equine veterinarian. With a 4.45 GPA and 1770 SAT, she has earned a California Women in Agriculture Scholarship and a merit-based $9,200 scholarship as well. Active in the Ag Academy and FFA, she has also volunteered 350 hours at Community Memorial Hospital.
Anais Olivares also received a $3,000 Rotary Scholarship and will be attending UC Merced to study biology with future plans to become a pediatric dentist, a career inspired by her father, a registered nurse. She has a 4.4 GPA, a 1640 SAT and has been a very active volunteer at SPHS. She is President of the California Scholarship Federation Club and has been very active with Key Club.