2016-06-24 / Schools

Reagan foundation awards scholarships

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation presented $50,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors in Ventura County on May 18.

The program rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and strong character throughout their four years of high school.

This is the program’s 17th year. Out of a pool of 165 applicants, 13 students were granted scholarships.

This year’s local recipients, with their high schools, colleges and award amounts:

Hayley Taggart, Newbury Park High School, Utah State University, $10,000.

Brain Jeffers, Adolfo Camarillo High School, UC Berkeley, $7,000.

George McGuigan, Thousand Oaks High School, UC Berkeley, $5,000.

Nicolas Mintzer, Santa Susana High School, UC Santa Barbara, $5,000.

Jessica Han, NPHS, Harvard, $2,500.

Caitlin Takeda, Oak Park High School, Brown University, $2,500.

Rochelle Ellison, TOHS, UCLA, $1,500.

Supreet Shah, TOHS, UC Berkeley, $1,500.

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