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Cal-SOAP College Access Scholarship Recepients 2008

$2,000 Scholarship Winners

ABC Unified (1 winner)
Princess Vindali Espiritu, Artesia High School

Long Beach Unified (7 winners)
Justine Bardales, Lakewood High School
Carmen Castaneda, Poly High School
Stephanie Choengkarn, Millikan High School
Charday Hickmon, Jordan High School
Jennifer Thomas, Renaissance High School
Clarence Williams III, Cabrillo High School
Avonna Woodward, Wilson High School

Compton Unified School District (3 winners)
Alexandra Early, Compton High School
Amaris Leiataua, Dominguez High School
Adriana Peredia, Centennial High School

Whittier Union High School District (5 winners)
Alexis Corona, California High School
Onkar Dhindsa, Santa Fe High School
Alyssa Graciano, Pioneer High School
Teresa Panosian, La Serna High School
Julie Rodriguez, Whittier High School

$1,000 Scholarship Winners

ABC Unified (3 winners)
Benjamin Belong, Artesia High School
Jeffrey Holland, Artesia High School
Olga Rios, Artesia High School

Long Beach Unified (21 winners)
Jazzimine Broussard, Wilson High School
Pablo Calderon, Renaissance High School
Shiela Caridad, Poly High School
Julio Cruz, Millikan High School
Osvaldo Donato, Millikan High School
Stephen Harbor, Cabrillo High School
Stanley James II, Wilson High School
Melina Leyva, Jordan High School
Vanessa Lopez, Lakewood High School
Jaden Lyles, Renaissance High School
Desiree Madera, Renaissance High School
Samay Martinez Aranda, Wilson High School
Tiffany Martinez, Lakewood High School
Travis McKie, Cabrillo High School
Tammy Patterson, Cabrillo High School
Khaliane Sou, Millikan High School
Ashley Tapley, Lakewood High School
Brian Tath, Cabrillo High School
Jose Valencia, Poly High School
Savady Vann, Jordan High School
Soeng Yin, Jordan High School

Compton Unified School District (9 winners)
Denzaileon Conijan, Compton High School
Gabriela De Loza, Dominguez High School
Robert Hill, Dominguez High School
Cecilia Leon, Centennial High School
Clelia Melara, Centennial High School
Max Rosas, Centennial High School
Quannisha Taylor, Dominguez High School
Tayeisha Taylor, Compton High School
Justin Wells, Compton High School

Whittier Union High School (15 winners)
Anna Alvarez, Pioneer High School
Mario Arreguin, Santa Fe High School
Adriana Barba, Santa Fe High School
Aitam Duong, Pioneer High School
Ivan Garcia, Whittier High School
Annette Gomez, Santa Fe High School
Roberto Granados, Pioneer High School
Jacqueline Hinojos, Whittier High School
Belen Lopez, Santa Fe High School
Jesus Lopez, Whittier High School
Crystal Moreno, Pioneer High School
Brando Ramirez, Santa Fe High School
Rosario Ramirez, Whittier High School
Valerie San Miguel, Whittier High School
Anneliese Vega, California High School

$500 Scholarship Winners

Youth Opportunity Center (5 winners)
Seleang Buth
Jamilah Coleman-Moore
Elizabeth Gutierrez
Adriana Lopez
Van Phan

For more information about the College Access Scholarships or the Long Beach Regional Cal-SOAP Program please contact Sara Sanchez at (562) 985-9115 or

Funded by the College Access Foundation of Californa and offered through the Cal-SOAP College Access Scholarship Program, over $82,000 in college scholarships were made available to seniors at 15 participant high schools in Compton, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Whittier, and five scholarships were made available to seniors who frequent the Youth Opportunity Center of Long Beach. The scholarships were granted to students who will enroll at a college or university in the fall of 2008: $1,000 scholarships were awarded for community college enrollment, the $2,000 scholarships were awarded university enrollment, and the $500 scholarships were awarded to students who frequent the Youth Opportunity Center and will enroll at either a community college or university.

With generous support from the College Access Foundation of California, the Greater Long Beach Regional Education Consortium and the Long Beach Regional Cal-SOAP Program are thrilled to share the names of the 2008 Cal-SOAP College Access Scholarship winners: