148 NEW ACT SIX SCHOLARS NAMED

March 6, 2020

Families, schools, and communities are celebrating across the country. Act Six announced today that 148 emerging urban and community leaders across Tacoma-Seattle, Portland-Salem, Spokane, Yakima Valley, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, from 103 different High Schools, will receive scholarships to Corban University, George Fox University, Gonzaga University, Heritage University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Warner Pacific University, Whitworth University, Augsburg University, Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, Concordia College, North Central University, Oakland City University, Taylor University, and University of Northwestern-St. Paul.  Colleges will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships over four years.

Corban University (Cadre One) 

  • Tihana Alik, McKay High School 
  • Lj Allise, McKay High School 
  • Gabby Azcorra-Uicab, Jefferson High School 
  • Isabel Cota, McKay High School 
  • Carlos Cruz, McNary High School 
  • Elamny Hernandez, Forest Grove High School 
  • Emely Medina, McNary High School 
  • Valeria Michel-Garcia, Jefferson High School 
  • Esmeralda Perez-Interian, Madison High School 
  • Lidia Valdez R., McNary High School 
  • Rainea Walbridge, North Salem High School 

 George Fox University (Cadre Fourteen) 

  • Roserina Chipen, Benson Polytech High School 
  • Yolanda Diaz- Salgado, Forest Grove High School 
  • Rachelle Espinoza Granados, Wellness Business & Sports School 
  • Ivan Galicia SixtoAcademy of Intl Studies Woodburn 
  • Cheska Magada, David Douglas High School 
  • Peter Tran, Centennial High School 
  • Marake Wondwossen, David Douglas High School 

 Gonzaga University (Cadre Twelve) 

  • Syvana ArwoodUniversity High School 
  • Micah Bell, University High School 
  • Nisha Bk, Foster High School 
  • Aaron DanhLincoln High School 
  • Elizabeth Figueroa, Gonzaga Preparatory School 
  • Analesa LigonBellarmine Preparatory School 
  • Rj McGee Ii, East Valley High School 
  • Carlos Nunez, Bellevue Senior High School 

 Heritage University (Cadre Ten) 

  • Perla Bolanos, Toppenish High School 
  • Izabelle Broncheau-Gomez, Stanton Academy 
  • Gissel Garcia, East Valley High School 
  • Yesenia Garcia, White Swan High School 
  • Arely Osorio, Toppenish High School 
  • Rae Park, A C Davis Senior High School 
  • Vivianna Phillips, A C Davis Senior High School 
  • Angel Ramirez, Toppenish High School 
  • Bryce Strom, Yakama Nation Tribal School 
  • Emanuel Valdez Santacruz, Dwight D Eisenhower High School 
  • Elvia ValdovinosDwight D Eisenhower High School 

 Northwest University (Cadre Twelve) 

  • Julio Benitez, Federal Way Senior High School 
  • Serena ChheuyHenry Foss High School 
  • Hannah DehutGraham-Kapowsin High School 
  • Chris Heredia, TAF@Saghalie
  • Jasmine Ochoa, Auburn High School 
  • Vanessa TerceroCascade Christian School 
  • Esther UdumaWoodrow Wilson High School 

 Pacific Lutheran University (Cadre Thirteen) 

  • Heven AmbachewMount Rainier High School 
  • Evelyn Ayala, Thomas Jefferson High School 
  • Hanzel ChicasHarrison Preparatory School 
  • Paradise Gladstone, Decatur High School 
  • Tamara Hernandez Ramirez, Franklin Pierce High School 
  • Moses Smith, Federal Way Senior High School 
  • Samuel Tafolla, Governor J R Rogers High School 

Saint Martin’s University (Cadre Two) 

  • Marissa Escobedo, Franklin Pierce High School 
  • Yuan Fernandez, Highline High School 
  • Imahni Hawkins, Stadium High School 
  • Kelene MandefroGarfield High School 
  • Bernand Mariano, Washington High School 
  • Jose Rodriguez, Federal Way Senior High School 
  • Abd Scott, Washington High School 

Warner Pacific University (Cadre Eleven) 

  • Angela Amaya, Woodburn Academy Art Science Tech 
  • Kameron Berry, Centennial High School 
  • Chiarra BettegaRoosevelt High School 
  • Ethan BuliscoGladstone High School 
  • Maryhan Ezzat, Reynolds High School 
  • Fidel Garcia Morales, McNary High School 
  • Stephon LemariTualatin High School 

 Whitworth University (Cadre Eighteen) 

  • Christian Aguilar, Lakes High School 
  • Yemie Bekalu, Joel E Ferris High School 
  • Nyima Gonzales, Garfield High School 
  • Emma John, Lewis and Clark High School 
  • Shayla Melendez, Mead Senior High School 
  • Xavier Nila, North Central High School 
  • Adaeze Njoku, Tacoma School of The Arts 
  • LaBrya Sharpe, Lincoln High School 

Augsburg University (Cadre Six) 

  • Alondra Alamilla Benitez, Robbinsdale Cooper High School 
  • Chase Brown, Thomas Jefferson Senior High 
  • Drew Gross, Edison Senior High School 
  • Hamza Hassan, Edina High School 
  • Hibo Hussein, Thomas Jefferson Senior High School 
  • Ubah Shire, Washburn Senior High School 
  • Natty WoldeyesHenry Sibley High School 

Bethany Lutheran College (Cadre Three) 

  • Naomi Adeniyi-Akins, Roseville Area High School 
  • Kevin BunayEl Colegio Charter School 
  • Jordan Ceballos, El Colegio Charter School 
  • Daisy Gomez Rios, Brooklyn Center High School 
  • Noah Hofstede, Coon Rapids High School 
  • Beza LetichoHighland Park Senior High School 
  • Ashi Moua, John A Johnson High School 
  • Clever Nieto LazoDe La Salle High School 
  • Naijia Russell, Park Center IB World High School 
  • Ehel Too, Roseville Area High School 

Bethel University (Cadre Six) 

  • Tania Acevedo Garcia, Washington Technology Magnet 
  • Esther Adeniyi, Roseville Area High School 
  • Ayomide Adesanya, Harding High School 
  • Nissi Babalola, Park Center IB World High School 
  • Christina Castaneda, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 
  • Meshe Ford, Roseville Area High School 
  • Hawah Koroma, Maple Grove Senior High School 
  • Talia McWrightRoseville Area High School 
  • Htoo Paw, Central High School 
  • Brianna Vang, John A Johnson High School 

Concordia College (Cadre Two) 

  • Alisha DebleyeBrooklyn Center High School 
  • Patience KollieChamplin Park High School 
  • Jasmine MawoloRobbinsdale Cooper High School 
  • Jimena McMerty-Brummer, Benilde-St Margaret’s School 
  • Amira Mohamed, Apple Valley High School 
  • Pedro Ochoa, Benilde-St Margaret’s School 
  • Ashley Olson-EnamoradoNorth High School 
  • Oriana Penaloza Ortega, Burnsville Senior High School 
  • Rodrigo Sanchez Sosa, Washburn Senior High School 
  • Ywjpheej Yang, Harding High School 

North Central University (Cadre Five)  

  • Christie Baw, Roseville Area High School 
  • Nick DianchristFarmington High School 
  • Simone Hall, Roseville Area High School 
  • Aimara Martinez, John F Kennedy Sr High School 
  • Sam SomefunBrooklyn Center High School 
  • Rose Vang-Yang, Tartan Senior High School 
  • Makayla Williams, Hope Academy 

Oakland City University (Cadre Two) 

  • Maryanna Adams, Shortridge Magnet High School 
  • Aly Alfaro, Cardinal Ritter High School 
  • Yeymi Cornelio-Diaz, Lawrence Central High School 
  • Cynthia Guzman, Crispus Attucks Med Mgnt Sch 
  • Maria Guzman, Irvington Preparatory Academy
  • Klo Mu, North Central High School 
  • Christian Tobey, Christel House DORS 
  • Maria Valero, North Central High School 

Taylor University (Cadre Five) 

  • Juliette Aguirre, George Westinghouse High School 
  • Vernice Austin, Hansberry College Prep 
  • Thiago Camacho-Camano, Baptist Academy 
  • Cullen Carrera, William H Taft High School 
  • Julissa Castellanos, Heritage Christian School 
  • Ivanna Davila, North Central High School 
  • Victoria Evans, Gary Comer College Prep 
  • Sebastian Galan, John Hancock High School 
  • Roneisha Jackson, Chicago Hope Academy 
  • Kayla Kelly, Butler College Prep 
  • Goodness KorrieArsenal Technical High School 
  • Xochitl Medina, Ben Davis University High School 
  • Genesis Mendez Reynoso, Ben Davis University High School 
  • Talique Taylor, Chicago Hope Academy 
  • Mikaila Taylor, Irvington Preparatory Academy 

University of Northwestern-St. Paul (Cadre Six) 

  • Adeola Adeleke, Champlin Park High School 
  • Abby Carlisle, Hope Academy 
  • Luis Hernandez-CuateOsseo High School 
  • Perris Hilliard, Totino-Grace High School 
  • Henok LetichoHighland Park Senior High School 
  • Diana Rodriguez, Como Park Senior High School 
  • Emily ZhicayWashburn Senior High School