2011 TORCH AWARDS SCHOLASHIP RECIPIENTS
The recipients for the 2011 Scholastic Achievement Award are some of the brightest students at Crenshaw and Washington Preparatory High Schools, despite some of challenges they face on a daily basis, they continue to rise to the top. They have received acceptance letters from many colleges and universities and their final decisions will be made in April .
Immuni Baldi has been on the honor roll since the 9th grade. She was accepted to the National Society of High School Scholars and the Math and Science EAOP Academy at UCLA. She also finds time to play basketball, dance, swim and box, at the same time achieving a 3.3.GPA. Immuni will attend San Francisco State University.
Cedric Boswell has a 3.6 GPA at Washington Preparatory High School and plans to continue mentoring and doing public speaking. He has served as sophomore and junior student body president and earned the West Point Leadership Award in addition to many other accolades. His career goal is to become a physician as he enters Cal St. Dominguez Hills in the fall.
Euraja Mason – She has been accepted at multiple universities such as Bethune Cookman, Northern Arizona, and CSU Monterey Bay, to name a few. She has a 3.1 GPA and enjoys cheerleading, participating on the student council, and even finds time to volunteer her time for political campaigns. Euraja will be attending Bethune Cookman in September.
Starnnell Pace is a student at Washington Preparatory High School and has a 3.3.GPA. He has a passion for social justice and health career professions. He completed training in human relations leadership and he is a student leader for Students Peace in “No Haters” Coalition. His motto is: “You have to know where you come from to know where you’re going.” His dream is to show other African Americans and Latinos that we can do whatever we put our minds to.
Ahjaleah Price is a scholar athlete who has been on the honor roll throughout high school, with a 3.95 GPA. She can be seen on the volleyball court, or the basketball court, while still finding time to be Student Body President and Homecoming queen in her senior year, in addition to her many civic accomplishments. Ahjaleah has been accepted entrance to UC Santa Barbara and will be majoring in communications in the fall.