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

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


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.

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