ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

ASHLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Heather Bailey

Parents: Greg and Anne Bailey.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Who's Who Among American High School Students; National Honor Roll; Outstanding Spanish 1 Student; Outstanding Biology Student; Outstanding Chemistry Student; Outstanding Pre-Calculus and Discrete Mathematics Student.

College plans: Southern Oregon University Honors College.

Career plans: Undecided.

Paulina Belsky

Parents: Josie Wilson and Michael Belsky.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Honor Roll ninth, 10th, 11th, 12th grades; Mu Alpha Theta (National Math Honor Society); varsity letter in track and field; Gymnastics Level 8, Oregon State Championships Third Place 2006, Regional Championships qualifier 2005 and 2006.

College plans: Emory University.

Career plans: Undecided.

Amanda Greenstein

Parents: Bill and Karen Greenstein.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Two-year National Honor Society officer; Algebra, Chemistry and English Student of the Year; eight varsity letters.

College plans: University of San Diego.

Career plans: Marine biologist.

Aria Louise Hemphill

Parents: Ralph Hemphill and Kristen Horton.

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Four years cross country and track; third place at state; part of the State Cross Country team; Pear Blossom Run Scholarship recipient; recognition in algebra, geometry and philosophy; cultural ambassador to sister city Guanajuato this summer.

College plans: Cornell University, focusing on history, Spanish and anthropology.

Career plans: Law, education or psychology.

Raquel Kahn

Parents: Karen and Daniel Kahn.

GPA: 4.0.

College plans: Faculty of Science at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Career Plans: Undecided.

Camden Lopez

Parents: Sue Lopez and Barry Peckham.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Varsity Soccer Second Team All-Conference; First Team All-Conference; College Board Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor; National Merit Scholar.

College plans: Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif.

Career plans: Math, science or engineering.

Simona F. Mieger

Parents: William and Margarete Mieger.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society; representative for Ashland in Guanajuato; Pear Blossom princess; Honor Roll all semesters; Excellent Spanish Student; Outstanding Geometry Student.

College plans: Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash., studying German, Spanish and French.

Career plans: A career in languages or combining interior design with the study of psychology.

Tucker Bacon

Parents: Curt and Susan Bacon.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: English Student of the Year; Chemistry Student of the Year; Best of the Best Art Show Finalist; National Merit Scholar; National AP Scholar; Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All State Top 10; 11 varsity letters (10 in cross country, track, swim team and water polo, one in Symphonic Band); Global Citizen Corps officer.

College plans: Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., majoring in computer science.

Career plans: Software engineer, designing programs perhaps for the aerospace industry.

Juliet Hayden

Parents: Curtis Hayden and Penny Colvin.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Algebra Student of the Year, Anatomy and Physiology Student of the Year, Yearbook Student of the Year, Diversity Achievement Scholarship.

College plans: Oregon State University, majoring in biology.

Career plans: Biology teacher or professor at the high school or college level.

Lila Schreiber

Parents: Michele Warrence-Schreiber and Howard Schreiber.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Rotary Youth of the Month; KOBI Student of the Week; Future First Citizen of Southern Oregon; Student of the Year; Honors Math, Chemistry, Psychology, Philosophy and Literature; co-editor-in-chief, Rogue News; Student Athlete Leadership Team; student ambassador, Global Campaign for Education, Washington, D.C.; vice president, Math Honor Society.

College plans: Harvard University.

Career plans: Undecided.

Isabella Thorndike

Parents: Dan and Joan Thorndike.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Kiwanis Student of the Month; National Honor Society; American Studies Student of the Year; Advanced Conditioning Student of the Year; two-time Oregon State High School Alpine Ski Champion; seventh place women's double at the U.S. National Rowing Championships.

Career plans: Undecided.

Abigail Young

Parents: David and Linda Young.

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: National Honor Society president; Math Honor Society; Outstanding Spanish Student; All-Northwest Honor Orchestra; All-State Honor Orchestra; district solo violin winner; Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon concertmaster and concerto competition winner.

College plans: Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.

Career plans: Music, math/social science.

Other Ashland valedictorians

Cory Hultz and Rosetta Shaw did not return information requested by the Mail Tribune.

BUTTE FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

Ayn-Marie Hailicka

Parents: Ron and Joyce Hailicka.

GPA: 3.9.

Honors/awards: Student body president; Pear Blossom princess; National Forensics League, Outstanding Distinction; Future Business Leaders of America, state finalist; speech, state finalist; National Honor Society; Close-Up in Washington, D.C., participant; homecoming queen; George Mason University Forensics Institute participant; Actress of the Year; Most Valuable Speaker; Student Forensic Service award; NFL Student of the Year; Presidential Community Service award; and Student of the Month.

College plans: Pacific University, studying integrated media with a minor in business administration.

Career plans: Media broadcasting field.

CASCADE CHRISTIANHIGH SCHOOL

Paul Daniel Henderson

Parents: Paul and Mary Ann Henderson.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Merit finalist; Regent's Scholarship, Pepperdine University; McKenna Achievement Award, Claremont-McKenna College; Achievement Scholar Award, Northwest Nazarene University; President's Scholarship, University of Portland; Trustee Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University; Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship; Who's Who Registry of Academic Excellence; U.S. Achievement Academy All-American Scholar; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award; Academic Excellence (AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP English Composition); third place, Rotary Invitational Boys' 1600 meter Relay; second place, 3A State Boys' 1600 meter relay; West Point Summer Leadership Seminar; Cascade Christian Mathematics Student of the Year; student government officer for three years.

College plans: Pepperdine University, with major in history or political science.

Career plans: Director of the FBI or Department of Homeland Security.

CRATER HIGH SCHOOL

Academy of Business Innovation & Science

Luke Peyralans

Parents: Erika and Bernie Peyralans.

GPA: 4.20 (weighted).

Honors/awards: National Merit Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction; Presidential Scholarship at the University of Oregon; Rotary Scholarship; American Psychological Association Excellence in Psychology Award.

College plans: University of Oregon, majoring in both economics and political science; then law school.

Career goals: Criminal law and policy reform.

Academy of Health and Public Service

Kaitlin Ironside

Parents: Bruce and Kathy Ironside.

GPA: 4.02.

Honors/awards: Principal's List, four years; Honor Society, 10th through 12th grades; student body vice president, 10th grade; student body president, 11th grade.

College plans: Nursing School at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career plans: Either an NICU or surgery nurse.

Renaissance Academy

Alex Preston Miller

Parents: Richard and Marcia Miller.

GPA: 4.20

Honors/awards: AP Calculus Student of the Year; Physics Student of the Year; October Rotary Student of the Month; Presidential Scholar at University of Oregon.

College plans: Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, studying chemistry, mathematics or social science.

Career plans: Undecided.

Academy of Natural Sciences

Jared Murphy

Parents: Jon and Maryn Murphy.

GPA: 3.97.

Honors/awards: Rotary Student of the Month; 2008 Class Citizen of the Year; Scholar Athlete; 2nd Team All Conference Basketball; State FFA Degree; FFA Proficiency.

College plans: Mechanical Engineering at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career plans: Designing engines, agricultural machinery and construction equipment.

EAGLE POINT

HIGH SCHOOL

Rachele Briggs

Parent: Denise Bateman-Briggs

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent of class four years in a row; October's Student of the Month; National Honor Society member; on senior prom court; Top 10 junior and gold gown in 2007.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology.

Career plans: Medical image technician.

Ben Charlton

Parents: Frank and Debbie Charlton.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent of class for four years; Principal's Award; varsity baseball letters.

College plans: Oregon State University, majoring in civil engineering with a minor in business or construction engineering.

Career plans: Become a civil engineer and start a business.

David Hanks

Parents: Kevin and Susan Hanks.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent award; Student of the Month; National Honor Society; Eagles Scholar; Robert and Carol Hayes Memorial Scholarship; D9 Community scholarship.

College plans: Brigham Young University, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Robert Mannenbach

Parents: Jim and Kelly Mannenbach.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Principal's Award, four years; Honor Society, three years; Top 5 percent of class; Rotary Student of the Month; Lions Student of the Month; three-time state placer in wrestling; District Champion in wrestling and pole vault, senior year.

College plans: Teaching major at Southern Oregon College, with a minor in math.

Career plans: Teacher in health/physical education.

Jordan Vincent Marlia

Parents: Vince and Jeri Marlia.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society; National Society of High School Scholars; Top 5 percent; National Honor Roll; Who's Who Among American Students; varsity letter for football, basketball and track; Principal's Award all four years in sports; 2008 Outstanding Member of the Year Award in FFA; Proficiency Awards in FFA for Home and Community Development and Sheep Production.

College plans: Oregon State University.

Career plans: Civil engineer.

Alicia Polendey

Parents: David and Alice Polendey.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent; National Honor Society; Gold Gown (top 10 in junior class); Lions Club Student of the Month.

College plans: Portland State University, majoring in music education.

Career plans: Middle school choir teacher.

Stephanie Polendey

Parents: David and Alice Polendey.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent; National Honor Society; Gold Gown (top 10 in junior class); Rotary Student of the Month.

College plans: Portland State University, majoring in music performance.

Career plans: Something in the field of music.

Allen DeArmond-Sattler

Parents: Sarti Powell and Jim DeArmond.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Top 5 percent; Oregon Boys State (2007); Principal's Academic Award; Scholar Athlete Award; Gold Gown; National Honor Society; varsity member in track and football; Eagle Scout; Elks local, district, and national scholarships; Eagle Point Lions scholarship; Wal-Mart scholarship; Oregon National Guard scholarship; Charlie Given Scholarship; D9 Community Scholarship; Robert and Carol Hayes Scholarship.

College plans: Oregon State University Honors College, majoring in pre-medicine, then on to Oregon Health & Science University.

Career plans: Anesthesiologist.

NORTH MEDFORDHIGH SCHOOL

Ashley O. Arnold

Parents: Gary and Debbie Arnold.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Kiwanis Club of Medford February Student of the Month; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmer's Insurance Activity-Scholar Award; OSAA Farmer's Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; letters in volleyball, softball and choir; elite choir for two years.

College plans: Southern Oregon University.

Career plans: Pharmacy/pharmacist or nursing.

Toni D. Blodgett

Parents: Kevin and Celeste Blodgett.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: All-Conference Honorable Mention, soccer; captain of NMHS varsity soccer; homecoming court; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence.

College plans: University of Colorado in Boulder.

Career plans: Business, accounting.

Ashley Chambers

Parents: David and Patricia Chambers.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Athletic Scholarship, soccer, Oregon State University; All Conference First Team, varsity soccer; NMHS varsity soccer 2005-2008; Outstanding Female Athlete, varsity track districts; NMHS varsity track 2005-2008; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Soroptimist International of Medford Student of the Month, November 2007; Wendy's High School Heisman Award; Kiwanis Cluster Student of the Year, Child Care; Buddy Program; Kodak Youth Leadership Award; National Society of High School Scholars.

College plans: Oregon State University, with a double major in early childhood education and business.

Name: Thomas Gilder

Parents: Dr. Earl Gilder and Edith Gilder.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Advanced Placement Scholar; State Champion (Extemporaneous Speaking); Oregon State SkillsUSA; NMSC Commended Student; Chamber of Commerce "Future First Citizen" Scholarship; Wendy's High School Heisman Award; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OASSA Student of Merit (science and foreign language).

College plans: Tulane University, majoring in neuroscience and cognitive science.

Career plans: Neurosurgeon and artificial intelligence.

Whitney Hodnett

Parents: Eric and Laura Hodnett.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: All-conference first team, volleyball (two years); Southwest Conference Player of the Year, volleyball; All-State First Team, volleyball; All-State Tournament Second Team, volleyball; All-Conference Second Team, basketball; Diversity Achievement Award, Oregon State University; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; NMHS Academic Honors Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Student of the Month, February 2007; North Medford Rotary.

College plans: Oregon State University for two years, then on to nursing school.

Career plans: Obstetric or pediatric nurse.

Alex Jenner

Parents: Annette and Marshall Holman.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Activity-Scholar Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Lewis & Clark College Dean's Scholar.

College plans: Lewis & Clark College, majoring in foreign languages.

Career plans: Working with languages, either with an international organization or in education.

Natalie Lorenz

Parents: Steve and Elizabeth Lorenz.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: First Team All-Conference-Volleyball; Second-Team All-State-Volleyball; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OASSA Student of Merit, English; OSAA Farmers Insurance Activity-Scholar Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award; prom queen.

College plans: George Fox University, majoring in English

Career plans: Elementary school teacher.

Halie Peplinski

Parents: Andy and Debbie Peplinski

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Chamber of Commerce-Jackson County/ Umpqua Bank "Future First Citizen" Scholarship; homecoming queen; Medford Rogue Rotary "Service Over Self" Award; NMHS Academic Honors Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Kodak Young Leaders Award; Rotary Student of the Month; NMHS student government co-senior class president.

College plans: Chico State, majoring in public relations, Spanish and business.

Career plans: Establish a bilingual public relations firm and work as a voluntary translator for local hospitals and schools.

Charles Brandon Rentz

Parents: George and Suzanne Rentz.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National DECA competition qualifier; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OASSA Student of Merit, business/marketing; President's Award for Educational Excellence; second place in state DECA competition; Student of the Year in Marketing by the Kiwanis Club.

College plans: Rogue Community College, then bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oregon.

Career plans: Marketing manager for a well-known corporation.

Grant Russell

Parents: Neff and Vicki Russell.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Chamber of Commerce Jackson County/Umpqua Bank "Future First Citizen" Scholarship; Mail Tribune "Student Standout"; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OASSA Student of Merit, Mathematics; OSAA Farmers Insurance Activity-Scholar Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Mr. North Medford 2007; Talent Competition Winner (piano); Honor Roll; vice president of Torch Honor Society; four-year Latter-day Saints Seminary graduate; LDS Seminary President 2007-2008; Duty to God Award; Eagle Scout Award.

College plans: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in business or Spanish.

Lisa Sanderson

Parents: Dave and Suzanne Sanderson.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Kodak Young Leaders Award; National Torch Honor Society; Rotary Youth Leadership Award; Chamber of Commerce-Jackson County/Umpqua Bank "Future First Citizen" Scholarship; Easter Seals Youth Volunteer of the Year Award; Mail Tribune Student Standout; Soroptimist International of Medford "Violet Richardson" Award, second place; Oregon Retired Educators Unit III Scholarship; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Washington State University College of Engineering Scholarship; WSU Cougar Academic Award.

College plans: WSU, majoring in bioengineering with a pre-physical therapy emphasis and a minor in Spanish.

Career plans: Bioengineer or physical therapist.

Michelle Sanderson

Parents: Suzanne and Dave Sanderson.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Washington State University College of Engineering Scholarship; WSU Cougar Academic Award; Soroptimist International of Medford Student of the Year; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Oregon Retired Educators Unit III Scholarship; Soroptimist International of Medford "Violet Richardson" Award, second place; Soroptimist Student of the Month; 2007 Easter Seals Youth Volunteer of the Year Award; Chamber of Commerce-Jackson County/Umpqua Bank "Future First Citizen" Scholarship Rotary Youth Leadership Award; Kodak Youth Leaders Award.

College plans: WSU, majoring in bioengineering with a pre-medicine emphasis while studying abroad for a few semesters.

Career plans: Pediatrician or bioengineer.

Kellie Reanne Satterfield

Parents: Debbie and Allen Satterfield

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Presidential Scholarship from the University of Oregon; President's Award for Educational Excellence; NMHS Academic Honors Award; Rotary Club Student of the Month in April 2007; Prom Court for junior and senior years; OSAA Scholar-Athlete Award; Volleyball All-Conference Second Team; basketball team captain; Top 10 Academic All-State for varsity volleyball for three years; Top 10 Academic All-State for varsity basketball for two years; Top 10 Academic All-State for varsity tennis for two years.

College plans: University of Oregon, majoring in biology, then medical school.

Career plans: ophthalmologist.

Marcus P. Silafau

Parents: Roy and Sally Silafau

GPA: 4.0

Honors/awards: Prom king; Kiwanis Club of Medford Student of the Month in February; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar Activity Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar Athlete Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence.

College plans: University of California at Davis, majoring in pre-medicine.

Career plans: Ophthalmologist and start a clinic.

Name: Kayla Strahm

Parents: Doug and Mary Strahm.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: NMHS Academics Honors Award; OSAA Farmer's Insurance Scholar Athlete; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Whitworth $7,000 Legacy Academic Scholarship.

College plans: Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash.

Career plans: Pre-med, then medical school, then work as a pediatrician.

Mary Struckmeier

Parents: Randy and Alice Struckmeier

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Biola University Academic and Music Scholarships; Certificate of Initial Mastery; Harry and David Scholarship; NMHS Academic Honors Award; NMHS activity letter, music; National Honor Society; OASSA Student of Merit, Fine Arts/Performing; OSAA Activity Scholar; President's Award for Educational Excellence; President's Volunteer Service Award; SOMEA District Solo Music Contest Winner, Flute, 2006 and 2007; SOMEA State Solo Music qualifier; SOU High School Honor Band; Southern Oregon Public Television Student Showcase; Student of the Month, December, 2008; Soroptimist International of Rogue Valley, Sunrise Chapter; Violet Richardson Award, Soroptimist International of Rogue Valley, Sunrise Chapter; Western International Band Clinic Honor Band; Who's Who Among American High School Students.

College plans: Biola University's Torrey Honors Institute and Music Conservatory, majoring in music and English.

Career plans: Music and English teacher, music performance, fictional writing.

Elly Tucker

Parents: Jef and Mary Tucker.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Oregon State University Diversity Scholarship; President's Award for Educational Excellence; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award; Kiwanis Club of Medford, Student of the Month; All Conference First Team-Soccer.

College plans: Oregon State University.

Career plans: Leaning toward a career in physical therapy.

Jason Weisz

Parents: John and Nancy Weisz.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Oregon Institute of Technology Presidential Gold Scholarship; OIT Engineering Scholarship; Rod Rumrey Scholarship; Most Valuable Player, varsity football, junior year; varsity football Coaches Award and Most Inspirational Player, senior year; All Conference Honorable Mention (defense), football; All-Conference Second Team (offense), football; Mail Tribune Student Standout; OSAA Farmer's Insurance Scholar Athlete Award; NMHS Academic Honors Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence.

College plans: Oregon Institute of Technology, majoring in geomatics engineering.

Career plans: Open a land surveying business.

Name: Kristen Wells

Parents: Karl and Kelly Wells.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor; Mail Tribune "Student Standout"; NMHS Academic Honors Award; OSAA Farmers Insurance Activity-Scholar Award; President's Award for Educational Excellence; Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Social Sciences; Provost Scholarship and National Buckeye Scholarship.

College plans: I will be attending the Honors College at Ohio State University in the fall, and plan on majoring in civil engineering.

Career plans: Become a civil engineer

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Daniel Daly

Parents: Pat and Margie Daly.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Outstanding AP U.S. History Student; Outstanding AP Government Student; Outstanding AP Economics Student; Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity Writing Awards; Bausch and Lomb Science Award; Oregon Student of Merit in the Performing Arts; PHS Gold Service Award; Presidential Academic Excellence Award; Ashland Elks Scholarship; Medford Rogue Rotary Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship; Bear Creek Valley Rotary Scholarship; Life Scout; Harlan Mayfield Award; PHS Most Outstanding Graduate.

College plans: Willamette University, majoring in music composition.

Career plans: Composer for films, shows, commercials, musicals, incidental music for plays, concert music.

PROSPECT HIGH SCHOOL

Mike Fernandez did not return requested information to Mail Tribune.

ROGUE RIVER HIGH SCHOOL

Renéa Smith.

Parents: Timothy and Kimberly Smith.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Three-year letterman in drama.

College plans: Southern Oregon University, majoring in English and theater.

Career plans: High school English teacher.

ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST SCHOOL

Ryan Cool

Parents: Steve and Marie Cool.

GPA: 3.69.

Honors/awards: National Honor Society, three years; junior class president; junior Student Association Secretary; senior Student Association vice president; varsity basketball captain, four years; Mountain Valley Basketball League/All American League, Second Team Award 2008.

College plans: Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tenn.

Career plans: Physician's assistant.

SOUTH MEDFORD HIGH SCHOOL

Humberto Lupercio

Parents: Martin Lupercio and Maria Lupercio.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: National Torch Honor Society; Medford Rogue Rotary Club Distinguished Scholar; Advanced French Student of the Month; Who's Who Among American High School Students; academic letter; Resident Dean's Scholarship and Dean's Access Scholar Scholarship, University of Oregon; Presidential Scholarship, Western Oregon University; AP Scholar.

College plans: University of Oregon.

Career plans: Pursue a law degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

Bradley Miller

Parents: Chris and Cathy Miller.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Who's Who Among American High School Students; National Society of High School Scholars; Principal's List; trombone section leader of Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon and South Medford High School wind ensemble, jazz band and marching band; soccer player; Brain Bowl; Fellowship of Christian Athletes group leader; TRF kids' church volunteer.

College plans: Oregon State University.

Career plans: Civil engineering.

Christiana Rains

Parents: Larry and Malinda Rains.

GPA: 4.0.

Honors/awards: Rotary Student of Excellence 2008, National Honors Student 2008, Community Service Excellence 2006.

College plans: Oregon State University Honor College, majoring in animal science with hopes of studying veterinary medicine.

ST. MARY'S SCHOOL

Cody Shaw Nelson

Parents: Robert and Kristi Myers, Charles Nelson

GPA: 4.08

Honors/awards: Honors with Special Distinction, seven recurring semesters; National Merit Scholar; Scholarly Promise History Award; Outstanding Biology Student of the Year; Outstanding Chemistry Student of the Year; Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Award, Runner-Up; Outstanding AP Biology Student of the Year; Outstanding Historical Argumentation AP U.S. History Award; Rensselaer Medal Award; AP Scholar with Distinction; Carl Friedrich Gauss Award for Excellence in Mathematics; National Honor Society Scholarship Nominee; Academic All-State Scholar Athlete.

College plans: University of Southern California, tentatively majoring in biomedical engineering and/or history.

Career plans: Biomedical engineering, medicine, medical research.

Cailen McCandless

Parents: Stephen and Cameron McCandless

GPA: 4.04

Honors/awards: Principal's Leadership Award; Outstanding Student of America Award; AP Scholar; National Merit Commended Scholar; Prudential Spirit of Community Achievement Award; Future First Citizen Finalist; Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award in Humanities and Social Science; Excellence in English Award; Super Nova Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; History Award for Analytical Sophistication; Honor Roll with Special Distinction (four years); National Society of High School Scholars; homecoming princess; State Farm Insurance Overall Excellence Award; Students of Merit OASSA Honor Team, Performing Arts; Kodak Young Leaders Award from Rochester University; Who's Who Among American High School Students; National Honor Society; Excellence in Biology Award; first and second place, Southern Oregon Junior Varsity Math Team; Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador; Maxima Cum Laude in Latin; USAA All Around Academic Award; USAA National Art Award; People to People Leadership Summit for Theater and the Arts.

College plans: Northwestern University, majoring in theater with a possible certificate in musical theater.

Career plans: Biomedical engineering, medicine, medical research.