George Fox welcomes 10 Oregonian Academic Achievers in 2015

George Fox welcomes 12 Oregonian Academic Achievers in 2014

This fall, George Fox will welcome 10 incoming freshmen named to The Oregonian's 2015 Academic Achiever list. Academic Achievers are Portland-area students who were designated as valedictorians or top academic achievers by their respective high schools (see a list of all the 2015 Academic Achievers here).

Below is a listing of where some of the 357 achievers – consisting of 243 girls and 114 boys – are heading. The list represents 62 schools. Students averaged a 4.09 GPA.

  • 62 Oregon State University
  • 34 University of Oregon
  • 14 Portland State University
  • 12 Brigham Young University
  • 11 University of Portland
  • 11 Stanford University
  • 10 University of Washington
  • 10 George Fox University
  • 6 Cornell University
  • 5 Brown University
  • 4 University of Southern California
  • 3 Mt. Hood Community College
  • 2 Harvard University 
  • 2 Portland Community College
  • 2 West Point
  • 2 Yale University
  • 1 U.S. Air Force Academy 
Anna Crosswhite

Anna Crosswhite  - Tigard High School (Tigard, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, Key Club, Top Tiger math student

Majors of Interest: Elementary education

Caitlyn Connor

Caitlyn Connor - Sunset High School (Portland, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
Varsity soccer, All-Academic Metro League award, President and co-founder of the Art Club, church youth group leadership

Major of Interest: Graphic and interior design

Jake Thiessen

Jake Thiessen  - Clackamas High School (Clackamas, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, drumline, Thespian Council

Major of Interest: Cinema and media communication

Christian Meneses-Zurita

Jessica Sheets  - Reynolds High School (Troutdale, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, Osteology Wiz award from Oregon State University, volunteer at Troutdale Animal Shelter

Majors of Interest: Biology and chemistry

Kelsey Bennett

Khadija Bruce  - De La Salle N. Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, dean's list (four years), varsity track and field (four years)

Major of Interest: Education

Shelby Ellis

Kimberly Fuentes  - Metro East Web Academy

Activities/Honors/Interests:
Youth leader, AP Scholar Award, Presidential Honor Roll at Mt. Hood Community College

Major of Interest: Elementary education

Helen Tkach

Madison Shaw  - Wilsonville High School (Wilsonville, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, honor roll (four years), International Science and Engineering Fair (junior year)

Major of Interest: Elementary education

David Guild

Nikolai Davey  - Oregon City High School (Oregon City, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp, Pandemonium Dance Club

Majors of Interest: Biochemistry

Marina Sakhashchik

Rebekah Stewart  - Centennial High School (Gresham, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, dance team (captain), concert choir

Major of Interest: Elementary education

Laurel Thorsell

Whitney Davis  - Canby High School (Canby, Ore.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, varsity and club soccer, first-team all-league

Major of Interest: Nursing