Kevin Rakestraw

GPA: 4.3733

School Activities/Clubs: basketball, volleyball, Ambassadors Club, AP European History, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP English Language, AP Calculus BC, AP Art History, AP Government and Politics

Community: coaching basketball and roller hockey at the Boys & Girls' Club

Awards / Honors: Newport Heights Science Fair Honorable Mention, California Scholastic Federation, Principal's Honor Roll, Academic Excellence Award – 4.0 or higher, Student of the Year nominee in Math, Student of the Year nominee in Science, Academic Letter, Academic Pin, "600" Club Perfect Score Award

Hobbies/Interests: listening to music, talking to girls, going to the beach

College Plans: Stanford

Scholarships: athletic scholarship

NHHS Experience: The 2012-13 basketball season

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Richard Patrick Ridley

GPA: 4.5067

School Activities/Clubs: cross-country freshman year; boy's swimming freshman through sophomore year; Ambassador's Club treasurer junior and senior year, Share our Selves Club vice president senior year; Ultimate Frisbee Club; AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Computer Science, AP Biology, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Art History, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

Community: sales and marketing intern and museum docent at the Environmental Nature Center, summer volunteer at the Share Our Selves in Costa Mesa

Awards/Honors: Math Student of the Year nominee, Science Student of the Year nominee, AP Scholar with Distinction, California Scholarship Federation Seal Bearer, National Merit Scholar Commended Student

Hobbies/Interests: restoring an old Alfa Romeo, making Java programs, creating/painting plastic models, enjoying McDonald's ice cream cones

College Plans: I will most likely be attending Stanford University in the fall

Scholarships: Regents Scholarship at UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and UCLA.

NHHS Experience: My most memorable high school experience was when all of my friends and I dressed up like the notorious "Bert" for Halloween.

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