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Senior Scholarship Winner for 2017

DAVID CHAVEZ
David has a 4.25 GPA and ranks 1st in his class.  He plans to study Biological Sciences, with an emphasis on Genetics at Azusa Pacific University. He was recognized as a Scholar Athlete for 6 seasons, and is this year’s Class Valedictorian.
    
His extra-curricular activities include Football, Track & Field, Soccer, Interact Club, Reach Club, Best Buddies and Special Olympics.
    
David has planted very deep roots in the Sanger community and states, “I have realized the progression of my character has been immensely influenced by the extensive community service I have invested in this home I call Sanger.” His natural ability to connect and positively impact the lives of others is demonstrated through REACH, the club he founded during his sophomore year, whose sole purpose is to serve others


ALYSSA FLORES
Alyssa has a 4.029 GPA and is ranked 32nd in her class.  She plans to major in Environmental Engineering first at Fresno City College, then on to either a UC or CSU to earn her degree.

Among her extra-curricular activities are both High School and Competitive Soccer, High School Track & Field, Lacrosse, Link Crew, Interact Club, Feminism Club, Hi-Y Club, Floral Club, CSF and FFA. She has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete for four sport seasons, Block S for all four years, and also the National Society of High School Scholars.

Regarding her community service, Alyssa says, “While volunteering around my community I learned great life skills that will only benefit me in the future. Being able to volunteer all around Sanger and give back to a community that is so important to me was and still is a very rewarding experience that I will never forget.”


JENNA HEINRICHS
Jenna has a 4.33 GPA, ranks 6th in her class, and is graduating Summa Cum Laude. She plans to major in Mathematics with a Computational Science minor and will be attending Point Loma Nazarene University.  Her co-curricular activities include Chamber Choir, Concert Choir (where she also served as a Director’s Assistant), Student Government with 2 years as Management Commissioner, Best Buddies, Interact, and founder of REACH Christian Club.

Jenna’s deep passion for her faith and her music, along with her desire to share it with others, has led her to become a piano teacher/intern at Sanger’s SAM Academy, where she works to provide music education to local children who are disadvantaged and disabled.

She says of this experience, “For any amount I may have impacted these kids, they have impacted me all the more. Teaching them has been the single most inspiring experience of my high school years.”


MOLLY IRVIN

Molly earned a 3.98 GPA and ranks 2nd in her class.  She plans to major in Plant Science with a minor in Environmental Horticulture and attend UC Davis.  She has been very active in FFA and has received many awards, including Top Ten High Individual FFA for all 4 years, Outstanding FFA Freshman/Sophomore, Outstanding Small Animal Showman FFA Junior/Senior, and FFA State Degree-Junior Year. Molly has also been a leader in her chapter, serving as a Chapter Officer for 2 years, Junior Advisor for rabbit projects, and the Advertisement Committee Chair.

In addition to her love of Plant Science and Agriculture, Molly has a passion for helping others and is involved with Gleanings for the Hungry where she participated in feeding hungry children.  
That experience allowed her to share her knowledge with those around her, and she comments, “I am excited to talk about my major to others, because one of my main goals as a Plant Science major is to secure a job where I can help others and teach them about sustainable agriculture and how to successfully grow their own food.”


MACI LAYNE
Maci has a 4.3 GPA and ranks 3rd in her class.  She plans to major in Biology at California State University, Fresno.  She is recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction and is a Lifetime Member of the California Scholarship Federation.
    
Her extra-curricular activities include Varsity Swim and Water Polo, Best Buddies Club, Interact Club, Student Government, Aquatics Club, Senior Food Drive and 4-H.  She has received many athletic awards, including Academic All-American, Scholar Athlete, Block S, All-League CMAC Water Polo MVP, and All-Valley Honorable Mention.
    
Although she is the recipient of numerous academic and athletic awards, Laci states that the most significant and profound experience she has had throughout her four years at Sanger High School has been through giving back to the community, through her community service with the Interact Club and 4-H Group.


KIMBERLY LOR
Kimberly has a 4.31 GPA, ranks 5th in her class, is a California Scholarship Federation lifetime member, and class valedictorian. She plans to major in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Science and enter the dental field.  She will be attending Brigham Young University.  
     
She has participated in many extra-curricular activities, including SHS Asian Club, Journalism Club, Sanger Hi-Lights Newspaper, has served as Girl Talk Club Leader and Mentor, and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Among her honors are Block S, and San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Merit Scholar.

Kimberly is very active in her church and devotes numerous hours to various causes, including worldwide humanitarian aid and community service projects. She shares that these acts of charity have given her a great sense of humility and love for those in need.