George Fox among top choices of Oregonian's Academic Achievers

This fall, George Fox will welcome 10 incoming freshmen named to The Oregonian's 2012 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
52 Oregon State University
34 University of Oregon
28 University of Washington
23 University of Portland
23 Stanford University
21 Portland State University
17 Brigham Young University
10 George Fox University
6 University of Southern California
3 Harvard University
2 Reed College
2 U.S. Military Academy, West Point
2 U.S. Air Force Academy
1 Yale University




 

Following are profiles of George Fox's 10 Academic Achievers:

Portland Christian High School

Rebekah Harding - Portland Christian High School

Rebekah Harding

Activities: Cross Country, Volunteering at My Father's House, Basketball
Major of interest: Psychology

Milwaukie High School

Corbin Gronvold - Milwaukie High School

Corbin Gronvold

Activities/Honors: AP classes, Mission trips (Kenya and Mexico), Lifting weights in the gym
Majors of interest: Ministry- become a pastor

Tualatin High School

Tausha Rene - Tualatin High School

Tausha Rene

Activities/Honors: Church Youth Group, Art and Photography, Volunteering at the Portland Children's Museum, Tualatin School House Pantry, and local track and field events
Major of interest: Accounting

West Linn High School

McKinzie Elton - West Linn High School

McKinzie Elton

Activities/Honors: Reading, Playing tennis, Walking my dog
Major of interest: Elementary Education

Cam Jr.-Sr. High School

Elizabeth Hull - Cam Jr.-Sr. High School

Elizabeth Hull

Activities/Honors: Reading novels, Playing piano, Attending Charter Oak Youth Group
Majors of interest: English

Clackamas High School

Sydney Thiessen - Clackamas High School

Sydney Thiessen

Activities/Honors: Technical Theatre, Varsity Band - Alto Saxophone Player, National Honor Society
Major of interest: Technical Theatre

Clackamas Web Academy

Samuel Janisse

Samuel Janisse

Major of interest: Physical Therapy

King's Way Christian Schools

Jay Cornwell - King's Way Christian Schools

Jay Cornwell

Activities/Honors: Student Council, National Honor Society, Soccer Team
Major of interest: Pre-med

North Clackamas Christian

Nathan Yamase - North Clackamas Christian

Nathan Yamase

Activities/Honors: Reading, Community Service, Working
Majors of interest: Engineering

Sandy High School

Tabatha Kogle - Sandy High School

Tabatha Kogle

Activities/Honors: Outdoor School, Key Club, Newspaper
Majors of interest: Elementary Education, followed by Master's of Arts in Teaching, with certification in special education

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