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Vacaville High School Top Students – 2014

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Top Vacaville High graduates, from left to right, Breanna Sewell, Lauren Freese, Sarah Case, Sean Pierce, Abby Sculley, Rachelle Sisco, Christine Solomon, Madison Vaughn and Coleshia Webb. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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Abigail Sculley

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Los Angeles. I will majoring in economics and double minoring in global studies and Portuguese. Career goal: I am hoping to get involved in international commerce and to work globally, hopefully in Brazil. High school highlights: Attended the school’s Homecoming game my senior year, getting to school early during Homecoming week to take pictures in our outrageous costumes, and spending lunch with my friends each day. Awards: Vacaville Rotary Club, Vacaville Sunrise Rotary Club,; Lifetime member award in California Scholarship Federation. In 10 years: I see myself in grad school continuing my education in International Business.

Breanna Sewell – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. I’ll be pursuing a dual degree in environmental analysis and environmental engineering, and I will be running cross-country and track. Career goal: To work in an area where I can apply my education and training towards remedying existing, or preventing future, damage to the environment. High school highlights: Everything associated with being a part of the cross-country and track teams, participating in Camp Royal and being involved with the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club, and all the rallies. Awards: California Interscholastic Federation SJS Scholar Athlete of the Year, Daly Lacky /Clark Coover SJS Scholar – Athlete scholarship, Efrain Anthony Marrero Foundation “Forever 52″ scholarship, Harry & Eleanor D. Nelson scholarship, Oakland A’s Hall of Fame Athlete scholarship, Professional Business Women of California scholarship; Rotary’s Banks Integration Engineering scholarship, Rotary’s Interact scholarship, Travis Credit Union Mary Keith Duff Memorial scholarship, Vacaville High School PTC scholarship. In 10 years: Working in a job that not only provides me with a comfortable income, but also makes me feel good about what I’m contributing to society; performing community service in my spare time; working with my dad to renovate a small home in the country where I can live with my horse; and finally having time to read for pleasure.

Christine Solomon

Plans for next year: Attend Grinnell College to study biochemistry and political science. Career goal: Medical research scientist. High school highlights: Participating in the music program at Vacaville High School. The orchestra rehearsals and concerts. Awards: Grinnell College, Chinese American Association of Solano County. In 10 years: I’m hoping that I’ll be in a dual degree MD/Ph.D program at the University of California, San Francisco so that I can conduct medical research.

Coleshia Webb

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, San Diego, and I’ll be double majoring in human biology and physiology and neuroscience. Career goal: Become a cardiothoracic surgeon. High school highlights: The Vacaville REACH Youth Coalition, being a mentor to freshman through Vaca High’s Link Crew program, and traveling with the Robodogs (Vacaville High School’s Robotics Team) to the World Championships in St. Louis. Awards: Solano County Links Organization, Vaca High’s local scholarship program. In 10 years: A successful doctor, in training to become a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon at an incredible medical institution – preferably Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Katie (Kathryn) Sanchez

Plans for next year: Attend college at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. I will be majoring in business with an emphasis in marketing. Career goal: I am not yet sure which career I would like to do, but I am interested in marketing. I am hoping to work in that field as perhaps a product manager, marketing research analyst, or even a marketing director. High school highlights: I have loved being part of the drill team and being able to perform at home football and basketball games. It was exciting to be named “Athlete of the Week” and have my name in lights on the school’s marquee. I have also enjoyed playing in the band, being part of the Link Crew and being on the yearbook staff. It has been particularly rewarding to work in the tutoring center to help other students with geometry, algebra, trigonometry and calculus. Awards: Pell Grant. In 10 years: After graduating from Cal Poly, I hope to work as a product manager or marketing research analyst to assist with important marketing decisions and guide the direction of a major company. I will continue to be active in community projects to improve the lives of others.

Lauren Freese – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: Attend Tulane University, a private college in New Orleans, Louisiana. I will be studying business and health management, eventually obtaining my master’s in health policy. Career goal: Work as a hospital administrator. High school highlights: Spirit weeks and the Vaca High student council. Awards: Merit scholarship from Tulane University, Vacaville Rotary Club’s President’s scholarship. In 10 years: I hope to be in a stable career, enjoying my work as well as being able to indulge in my other passions like traveling, scuba diving and spending time with family.

Madison Vaughn

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Los Angeles. Career goal: I want to work in the film/TV industry, and strive to eventually become a film/TV director. High school highlights: Playing cello in the school orchestra and participating in the Drama and Media Arts Club are the two biggest highlights. Awards: VHS Music Boosters, California Scholarship Federation, Pursuit and Interest in Technology. In 10 years: A director on a movie or television set for a major production company.

Rachelle Sisco

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Los Angeles, in the fall with a major in business economics. Career goal: Become a financial advisor and own my own business. High school highlights: Playing volleyball, being on the drill team, but most importantly making great friends and hanging out with them. In 10 years: Hopefully with a degree at a successful job on my way to owning my own business and looking into graduate school.

Sarah Case – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: Attending University of California, Los Angeles, and majoring in political science. Career goal: Not entirely sure, looking into possibly attending law school and becoming a lawyer. High school highlights: Beating Vintage in soccer for the first time this year. Awards: Grace Powell (SCF), Robot Appreciation (Schilling Robotics). In 10 years: Settling into a career with a clearer vision of what I want to do with my life; possibly married. I just want to be happy with whatever I am doing.

Sean Pierce – Valedictorian

Plans for next year: Attend University of California, Los Angeles for pre-business economics. Career goal: Become an accountant/financial advisor and eventually a CFO. High school highlights: Winning Monticello Empire League cross-country. Building the best trebuchet in physics. Hanging out with my friends at lunch. Awards:  Scholarship UCLA; AP Scholar award. In 10 years: Hopefully, I will have a steady job that pays well and have a country home of my own with a wife and a husky.

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Wausa, Nebraska. She lives in Vacaville with her husband and dog.
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