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75 Student Leaders Earn Act Six Leadership Scholarships to Five Northwest and Five Midwest Colleges

75 Student Leaders Earn Act Six Leadership Scholarships to Five Northwest and Five Midwest Colleges

Families, schools, and communities are celebrating across the country. Act Six announced today that 75 emerging urban and community leaders across Tacoma-Seattle, Portland-Salem, Yakima Valley, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, will receive scholarships to George Fox University, Heritage University, Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Augsburg University, Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, Concordia College Moorhead, and North Central University. The colleges will provide full-tuition, full-need scholarships over four years. 

Prior to starting at their respective universities, Act Six scholars will participate with their peers in six months of concentrated trainings provided by program staff at the cadre’s respective partner organization equipping scholars to support each other, succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation. After training, Act six scholars will begin college ready to engage the campus and community with a built-in support system and sense of purpose with continued supports and inspiration throughout their college experience.

Selected through a rigorous three-month competition among more than 700 applicants, these diverse student leaders were selected for their commitment to serving on campus and at home, passion for learning, eagerness to foster intercultural relationships, and willingness to step out of their comfort zones. 

Following is a list of this year’s Act Six recipients:

George Fox University (Cadre 17) 

Gerardo Aguirre Remigio, Academy of International Studies 
Kylah Cobarrubias, Willamette High School 
Elikana Gaoteote, Sandy High School 
Jenrose Ifenuk, Chesterton Academy of the Williamette Valley 
Ellie Ortiz Mendoza, Woodburn High School  
Essey Shimbahri, Parkrose High School 
Eden Wakjira, Saint Mary’s Academy 

Heritage University (Cadre 13) 

Niko Evangelista, Eisenhower High School 
Victor Garcia-Pinon, Eisenhower High School 
Lynette Navarrete, Granger High School 
Yoselin Quintero, Sunnyside High School 
Elaine Ramos, Grandview High School 

Northwest University (Cadre 15) 

Jasmine Esquivel-Villanueva, Fife High School 
Luz Galeana-Chavez, Thomas Jefferson High School 
Mariana Godinez, Eisenhower High School 
Caylee Monzon, Steilacoom High School 
Nick Nouri, Life Christian Academy 
Seri Nugent, A. C. Davis High School 
Tito Salas Gasca, Franklin Pierce High School 
Hezekiah Weekly, Franklin Pierce High School 

 Pacific Lutheran University (Cadre 16) 

Shaela Allen-Greggs, A. C. Davis High School 
Amanual Ayalneh, Franklin High School 
Ashlley Barrera, Toppenish High School 
Cindy Cruz-Ortega, Toppenish High School 
Elijah Hendrix, Eastside Academy 
Jazmin Herrera Bautista, Franklin Pierce High School 
Ariana Carmona, A. C. Davis Senior High School 
Amy Mbugua, Bellarmine Preparatory School 
Davine Mungai, Washington High School 
Nattalie Robatty-Llerena, Stadium High School 
Kloe Salazar, Clover Park High School 
Auslyn Schab, Prosser Senior High School 

 Saint Martin’s University (Cadre 5) 

Yoel Alejandres-Aleman, Clover Park High School 
Marcela Alfaro – Rios, Hazen High School 
Henok Mandefro, Garfield High School 
Jose Martinez-Perez, Silas High School 
Daniela Ortega Vega, Auburn Mountainview High School 
Carmelina Pablo Martinez, Shelton High School 
Nala Sellers, Auburn Mountainview High School 

 Augsburg University (Cadre 9) 

Everlyn Balvoa Granda, Highland Park High School 
Marsen Bekele, South High School 
Naw Blu, Harding High School 
Laura Chavez, Leap Academy  
Narika Hampton, Patrick Henry High School 
Kai Johnson, Brooklyn Center High School 
Stephen Nushann, Roseville Area High School 
Jacob Yang, Brooklyn Center High School 

 Bethany Lutheran College (Cadre 6) 

Luli Baires, Eden Prairie High School 
Allison Etheridge, Link12 Lakeville 
Kuyu Mohammed, Humboldt Senior High School 
Josue Ortiz, Blaine High School 
Cynthia Vasquez, Roseville Area High School 
Abdi Yusuf, Eden Prairie High School 

 Bethel University (Cadre 9) 

Ileene Amayarapalo, Saint Francis High School 
Dai’Veone Ellis, Fridley Senior High School 
Frida Hinojosa, Blaine High School 
Hope Iverson, Mounds View High School 
Danasia Jones, Patrick Henry High School 
Tiara Lamb, Home School Clearinghouse 
Paw Moo, Como Park Senior High School 

 Concordia College Moorhead (Cadre 5) 

Temiloluwa Afolabi, Park Center Senior High School 
Evan Duran, Simley High School 
Yelitza Hernandez-Guitron, Robbinsdale Cooper High School 
Sean Laurel, Tartan High School 
Jovelyn Lopez Chavez, Harding High School 
Andy Mera Morocho, Richfield High School 
Valentina Penaloza Ortega, Burnsville High School 
Doryan Acosta Palmeros, North High School 

 North Central University (Cadre 8)  

Eliana Geselle, Home School Clearinghouse 
Santiago Grams, Spring Lake Park High School 
Lola Hurckman, Roosevelt High School 
Neiji Lee, Community of Peace Academy 
Jayden Livingston, Totino-Grace High School 
Eunice Vogne, Apple Valley High School 
Demetrius Woolridge, Edison High School 
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