George Fox is top pick for Academic Achievers

The Oregonian

George Fox is top pick for Academic Achievers

More Portland-area valedictorians and straight-A seniors will enroll at George Fox University than at any other private college in Oregon.

George Fox is the most popular private college choice among The Oregonian’s 2009 Academic Achievers and the fourth-most popular college choice overall. Among last year’s Academic Achievers, George Fox was second among private colleges and fifth overall.

Top Choices


Gresham High School


Kelsey Bennett
Gresham, Ore.
National Honor Society, Hearts of Mothers Everywhere

C.S. Lewis Academy


Joey Burda
Newberg, Ore.
National Honor Roll Society, Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students

C.S. Lewis Academy


Jessica Burkholder
Newberg, Ore.
International Thespian Society, Oregon Right to Life Essay Winner

Canby High
School

Elliot Davis
Canby, Ore.
Varsity Soccer

Franklin High School


Jeanette Edel
Portland, Ore.
Christian Students United, Cross Country, Track & Field

Century High School


Kris Garcia
Hillsboro, Ore.
Valedictorian, National Honor Society

Portland
Christian


Andrew Harding
Portland, Ore.
2008 and 2009 State Champion chess team

Newberg High School


Jade Ice
Dundee, Ore.
National Honor Society, Varisty Tennis

Clackamas High School


Courtney Speed
Damascus, Ore.
National Honor Society

Lincoln High School


Stephen Kenyon
Portland, Ore.
2009 Oregon Speech State Champion in Public Debate, 2009 Second Place All League PIL/Metro/TRL Chess

Reynolds High School


Rebecca Kinzig
Wood Village, Ore.
Earth Club Secretary, National Honor Society

McMinnville High School


Aimee Palacios
McMinnville, Ore.
National Honor Society Vice President, Homecoming Queen

Newberg High School


Kara Maurer
Newberg, Ore.
National Honor Society, National Thespian Society

Newberg High School


Kaitlyn Sanders
Newberg, Ore.
Tennis, Band

Newberg High School


Traci Sirotiak
Newberg, Ore.
Oregon High School Equestrian Team, 4-H, Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Junior Citizen of the Year

Sherwood High School


Brittany Steph
Sherwood, Ore.
Valedictorian

North Clackamas Christian School


Jenna Stopper
Oregon City, Ore.
National Scholar/Athlete Award by the United States Army Reserve, Award of Excellence for Exemplary Display of Sportsmanship, Ethics & Integrity by the NFHS