George Fox among top choices of Oregonian's Academic Achievers

This fall, George Fox will welcome 11 incoming freshmen named to The Oregonian's 2011 Academic Achiever list. Academic Achievers are Portland-area students who were designated as valedictorians or top academic achievers by their respective high schools.

On the list of achievers' top college choices, George Fox ranked as the top evangelical Christian college and eighth overall (see chart).

Top College Choices
62 Oregon State University
46 University of Oregon
34 University of Washington
20 University of Portland
14 University of Southern California
13 Portland State University
12 Stanford University
11 George Fox University
10 Brigham Young University
3 Reed College
3 U.S. Military Academy, West Point
2 Yale University
1 Harvard University
1 U.S. Naval Academy
1 U.S. Air Force Academy


Following are profiles of George Fox's 11 Academic Achievers:

Clackamas High School


Christopher Kampmann

Activities: Church youth group, dirt bike riding
Major of interest: Information technology. Plans to attend Clackamas Community College, then transfer to GFU.

Clackamas High School


Annelise Koeth

Activities/Honors: School musicals, scholastic art awards
Majors of interest: Art and music

Clackamas High School


Edwina Leung

Activities/Honors: AP Scholar, Key Club
Major of interest: Psychology

Country Christian School


Sara Nutter

Activities/Honors: Competitive gymnastics (Level 7), Four academic letter awards
Major of interest: Physical therapy

Columbia Christian School


Rachel Tolon

Activities/Honors: Senior class president; AP History Most Excellent Student Award
Majors of interest: Psychology and sociology

Forest Grove High School


Megan Clark

Activities/Honors: ASB (school leadership team); valedictorian
Major of interest: Film production

Forest Grove High School


Sandra Lopez

Activities/Honors: Act Six Scholarship; Rotary Citizenship Award
Major of interest: Business administration

Gladstone High School


Drew Walters

Activities/Honors: ASB president; captain of football, basketball and baseball teams
Major of interest: Undecided

North Clackamas Christian School


Jacob Flaherty

Activities/Honors: Oregon Youth Choral; Chapel music director
Majors of interest: Vocal performance and music education

Sherwood High School


Sierra Donahue

Activities/Honors: National Honor Society; Editor in chief of high school paper
Majors of interest: Biochemistry and journalism

Tualatin High School


Bailey Fuller

Activities/Honors: Valedictorian; equestrian team
Majors of interest: Art, teaching