Guam Society of America Scholarship Awards – 2013

The results of the 2013 Guam Society of America Scholarships were presented at the Annual Liberation Picnic held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the US Coast Guard TISCOM Park, Alexandria, Virginia.  The winners announced at the picnic are:

$1,500 Brigida Lizama College Student Scholarship – Joelle Marie Rosete Blas

Attending Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA; majoring in Information Science with minors in Leadership Studies and Business Administration.

GPA:  3.32

Guam Society service hours:  34 hrs

Activities:  Guam Society Softball Team for National Conference of State Societies Softball Tournament; Member of Alpha Phi Fraternity; Theta Phi Chapter; Christopher Newport University (CNU) President’s Leadership Program; 2013 Guam Congressional Office Student Intern

Parents:  Mike & Juvy Blas, Woodbridge, VA

$1,500 Brigida Lizama High School Student Scholarship – James Farfan Duenas

2013 graduate of Forest Park Senior High School, Woodbridge, VA; Attending Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; majoring in Electrical Engineering with minor in Systems Engineering.

GPA:  3.22

Guam Society service hours:  43 hrs

Activities:  Forest Park Senior High School National Art Honor Society; Gold IT Specialty Program Award; Academic Letter and Academic Performance Award; Chess and Anime Clubs; Advanced Band

Parents:  Ray and Stella Duenas,  Dumfries, VA

$1,500 Brigida Lizama High School Student Scholarship – Ricco Antonio Peña

2013 graduate of Edgewood High School, Edgewood, MD; Attending Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD; majoring in Business Administration.

GPA:  3.23

Guam Society service hrs:  24 hrs

Activities:  Edgewood High School Future Business Leaders of America and Academy of Finance; Varsity Football and Track; 2012 Guam Society Softball Team for National Conference of State Societies Softball Tournament

Parents:  Charlotte Rosario Harris and Ray Peña, Edgewood, MD

$1,000 College Student Scholarship – Mariana Rios Cruz

Attending Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; majoring in Biology.

GPA:  2.99

Activities:  2012 Guam Society Cherry Blossom Princess; Saint Mary’s Sand Volleyball League; First Team All-Conference Womens Volleyball Team Captain; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Parents:  Anthony ‘John’ and Janet Cruz, Lexington Park, MD

$1,000 High Student Scholarship – Peter Ray Concepcion

2013 graduate of Jefferson Academy High School, Broomfield, CO; Attending University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; majoring in Athletic Training.

GPA:  3.56

Activities:  National Honor Society; Spanish Honor Society; Varsity Track & Field and Basketball Teams; First All-State Team and Basketball Team Captain; Student Mentor in the Link Leader Program; Drama Club; Ronald McDonald House Volunteer

Parents:  Peter Concepcion and Jessica Jone, Guam

$1,000 Guam College Student Scholarship – Marc Concepcion Catahay

Attending Guam Community College, Mangilao, Guam; majoring in Visual Communications.

GPA:  2.59

Activities: Volunteer, Marine Mania Recycling and International Coastal Clean Up Programs; CCD teacher at San Vicente School, Barrigada, Guam; Theater Programs

Parents:  Marciano Catahay and Maria Rios, Barrigada, Guam