Athena Pinnacle Scholarship
Lauren Wong, a senior at Santa Fe Christian Schools, was honored as an Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Recipient at the Grand Manchester Hyatt Hotel on April 29, 2009.
Athena is the premier organization for executive women in the San Diego life sciences, technology, healthcare and business communities. Personal and professional growth is fostered through unique educational and motivational programs that address key issues facing the high-tech, life-science and healthcare industries. Athena San Diego also provides professional and social networking opportunities that contribute to the vitality of women’s roles in business and nurtures the next generation of women executives. Each year 5 female high school seniors are selected from hundreds of top applicants for this very prestigious scholarship award. Outstanding applicants are well rounded young women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in organizations, and community involvement. Lauren was interviewed by Rory Devine, a news anchorwoman from KNBC 7/39, on the stage in front of almost 1,000 well respected scientists and top executives in the community. In addition to the college scholarship, Lauren received a brand new Sony laptop computer which is also a blu-ray DVD player.
Lauren Wong, the SFCS Valedictorian, is a Lifer at Santa Fe, having attended K-12 with perfect attendance. Wong applied to Stanford, Princeton, USC, UC Berkeley, UCSD, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and UCLA. She will be attending UCLA in the fall majoring in Neuroscience.