George Fox welcomes seven Oregonian Academic Achievers

This fall, George Fox will welcome seven incoming freshmen named to The Oregonian's 2013 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 2013 Academic Achievers here).

At right is a listing of where some of the 502 achievers – consisting of 331 girls and 171 boys – are heading. The list represents 95 schools. Students averaged a 4.05 GPA.

  • 58 University of Oregon
  • 53 Oregon State University
  • 25 University of Washington
  • 17 Brigham Young University
  • 14 Portland State University
  • 12 University of Portland
  • 12 Stanford University
  • 7 George Fox University
  • 6 Yale University
  • 5 University of Southern California
  • 3 Reed College
  • 2 Harvard University
  • 1 U.S. Air Force Academy
Ariana Hall

Ariana Hall  - King's Way Christian Schools (Vancouver, Wash.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, varsity tennis athlete, Choir/Advanced Vocal Ensemble (Girls of Grace), American Association of University Women Scholar, coeditor of high school yearbook, dance

Major of Interest: Undeclared

Devon Donahue

Devon Donahue  - Sherwood High School

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, cross county and track athlete (team captain), Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader, playing guitar

Major of Interest: Engineering

Megan Roluffs

Megan Roluffs  - Tigard High School

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Key Club, Link Krew, varsity cross country and track, volunteer at Providence Newberg Medical Center, full-time eight-week internship conducting research at Oregon Health and Science University, National Merit Commended Student, Silver Key from Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Major of Interest: Nursing

Malia Hansen

Malia Hansen  - Canby High School

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honors Society, National Thespian’s Society, Honors Choir

Major of Interest: Music performance

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson  - Rex Putnam High School

Activities/Honors/Interests:
Varsity soccer, track and tennis athlete, Wind Ensemble, National Honor Society, volunteer work (feeding the homeless, babysitting, teaching Sunday school)

Majors of Interest: Elementary education and Spanish

Lael Papenfuse

Lael Papenfuse  - CAM Academy (Battle Ground, Wash.)

Activities/Honors/Interests:
National Honors Society, CAM Interact (treasurer), Battle Ground High School varsity soccer athlete (team captain), backpacking and the outdoors

Major of Interest: Allied health

Ryan Elder

Ryan Elder  - Tualatin High School

Activities/Honors/Interests:
Honors Choir, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, running

Major of Interest: Engineering

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