Clay Smyth

GPA: 4.4938

School Activities/Clubs: lacrosse, Foreign Exchange Student Club, AP Biology, AP Physics Electricity and Magnetism, AP European History, AP Computer Science, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Literature, AP Government and Politics, AP Chemistry, IB Spanish SL, IB English HL

Community: National League of Young Men, hosted three foreign exchange students, worked for a sea turtle conservation program in Costa Rica

Awards/Honors: Voted "Most Intelligent," Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, AP Scholar with Distinction, Scholar Athlete

Hobbies/Interests: spending time with friends, going to the beach, piano, traveling, scuba diving, hiking

College Plans: biomedical engineering at Columbia, UCLA or Berkeley

Scholarships: N/A

NHHS Experience: My most memorable high school experience was the AP Euro trip to England, France and Italy with a lot of my friends.


Samantha Stalder

GPA: 4.3684

Activities/Clubs: tennis, Junior Statesmen of America, AP European History, AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP Literature, AP Psychology, IB French, AP Language, AP Government and Politics, AP Calculus

Community: tutoring at Shalimar Learning Center

Awards/Honors: California Scholarship Federation, Student of the Semester for Biology, Physics and Geometry

Interests/Hobbies: skiing, camping, rock climbing, reading

College Plans: Bowdoin College to major in government and legal studies

Scholarships: None

NHHS Experience: Definitely being on our high school tennis team freshman year and playing No. 1. I have so many great memories from the matches and bonding with my teammates.


Evan Williams

GPA: 4.4935

School Activities / Clubs: Ambassador's Club co-president, Share our Selves Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, junior varsity lacrosse, AP Computer Science A, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Calculus AB, AP Art History, AP Calculus BC, AP Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP English Language

Community: Share our Selves, Miracles for Kids, painting theater sets for Newport Heights Elementary School

Awards/Honors: Student of the Semester for AP Computer Science and AP Biology, Student of the Year nominee for Math, AP Scholar with Distinction Award

Scholarships: Invitation to the UC Santa Barbara Regents Scholar program with the Regents Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship from the University of Nevada, Reno

College plans: University of Nevada, Reno, with a major in computer science/engineering

Hobbies/Interests: listening to music, writing computer programs, camping and dirt-biking in the desert, going to the beach with friends

NHHS Experience: Meeting students who would become some of my closest friends during my sophomore year.