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Cerritos College Scholars' Honors Program Celebrates Its Graduates

There were 50 students honored at the program's graduation ceremony on May 6.

Fifty graduates in the Cerritos College Scholars' Honors Program (SHP) were honored during the program's 16th annual graduation ceremony on May 6.

"Students have received acceptances to four-year schools including CSUs, UCs, USC, Cornell, University of Michigan, University of Texas -- Austin and various other universities." said SHP Director Timothy Juntilla, who served as master of ceremonies. 

Each of the graduates received bronze medallions for completing the full SHP curriculum of five honors courses while maintaining a 3.0 grade point average in transferable courses.

As the ceremony concluded, Juntilla announced scholarship winners. 

Mayra Cortes received the Carole Cole Memorial Honors Scholarship. Sujin No and Zanjbeel Mahmood each received a $500 Juntilla SHP Scholarship.

"The students in the Scholars' Honors Program never cease to amaze me," said Juntilla. "These are some of the brightest students at Cerritos College and, on behalf of the faculty who worked with these students over the years, I would like to extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes for their future."

Those graduating from the program included:


Mohammad M. Abbas
Whitney Akabike
Azfar Alam
Mohammad A. Anaim
Jennifer Arenas
Nallely Badillo-Cholico
Marvin Ceballos
Julius Andrew Chua
Marcos Contreras
Mayra Cortes
Allison Covington
Israel Cruz
Simone Evangelista
Ariel Gomez
Joyti Gore
Walter Guerrero
Jan Pauline Gumasing
Hannah Hinton
Grace Ji
Lacie Johnson
Chesong Lee
Vannaren Long
Zanjbeel Mahmood
Vanessa Maldonado
Lanisha Mason
Nancy Morones
Su Kyung No
Sujin No
Neke Nsor
Miriam Oliveros
Jaymie Padero
Shivani Patel
Brian Pena Rivera
Amanda Perez
John Victor Perez
Lisbeth Perez
Daphne Alexandra Real
Anirudh Sajwan
Saara Salehi
Scott Simpson
Christopher Skorka
Sothy Sok
Janet Song
Cierra Sorin
Billy Taing
Jose Torres
James Trazo
Bhavi Trivedi
Syed Zaidi
Jannatara Zaman

The Scholars' Honors Program (SHP) program is the academic and social home that Cerritos College provides for talented and motivated students who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Through the SHP program, many students have the opportunity to apply and receive prestigious scholarships.

Benefits offered to students by SHP include opportunities for independent research with leading faculty members through the Honors Contract program, small-enrollment honors sections of courses needed for transfer, workshops to help in transferring to four-year schools, and scholarships to selected transfer colleges and universities.

For more information on the SHP, visit the program's web page at www.cerritos.edu/shp or contact the SHP office at (562) 860-2451, ext. 2728.

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