Students to Vie for Academic Awards

Twenty-three students from Orange County have been chosen to participate Wednesday in the regional competition in Anaheim for Bank of America's 1990 Achievement Award. It is the final event of the four-category competition, which began in February.

An estimated 3,400 students from 993 public and private high schools in the state have participated.

Finalists in the applied arts are Nicole M. Andreus of Fullerton High; Daniel N. Huse of John F. Kennedy High in La Palma; Angela K. Knuckles of Los Amigos High in Fountain Valley; Sandy L. Phan of Los Alamitos High, and Haylie J. Wilson of Sonora High in La Habra.

Fine arts finalists are Vikki K. Carlson of Edison High in Huntington Beach; Samuel M. Jeng of Troy High in Yorba Linda; Robert J. Kovacev of Foothill High in Santa Ana; Darren E. Lee of Marina High in Huntington Beach; Heather H. Meade of Dana Hills High in Dana Point, and Rexon Y. Ryu of Sunny Hills High in Fullerton.

Liberal arts finalists are Elisa M. Altman of Sunny Hills High in Fullerton; Kristin Gunnerson of Edison High in Huntington Beach; Albert Y. Huang of Estancia High in Costa Mesa; Darin M. Hughes of Tustin High; Tracy M. Laulhere of Marina High in Huntington Beach; Huong T. Nguyen of Valley High in Santa Ana, and Letitia M. Williams of La Habra High.

Science and mathematics finalists are Annie S. Chiu of Edison High in Huntington Beach; Jason L. Greenspan of Sunny Hills High in Fullerton; Martin P. Mayhew of Buena Park High; Michelle I. Thomas of Fountain Valley High, and Shahid A. Zaidi of El Dorado High in Placentia.

The winners in each category will receive $2,000 awards, while second- and third-place winners will get $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Fullerton ice skate racer Kelley Cawthra, 12, placed second overall in the Midget Girls Division at the recent National Short Track Speed Skating Championship held at Iceland Ice Arena in Paramount.

Points are earned from speed racing in the 333-, 444-, 500- and 611-meter events.

Laguna Beach resident and Cal State Fullerton marketing professor James W. Taylor will leave next month for Australia as a Fulbright Scholar, the second such award he has received in three years.

Taylor will teach international business and marketing strategies to students and will hold workshops for faculty members on research techniques at the newly opened University of Western Sydney.

He will remain there through mid-August.

In 1987, he won a Fulbright grant and spent the spring and summer in Portugal working for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Lisbon.

Boy Scout Craig W. Hall, 16, of Westminster will be honored April 29 at Westminster Lutheran Church in a Court of Honor when he receives his Eagle rank. For his community service project, Hall conducted a blood drive for the American Red Cross. He attends Westminster Lutheran High School.

Ryan Callaghan, an eighth-grader at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar, was awarded a national honorable mention in the 1990 Scholastic Inc. writing contest for his short story "It's Not Your Fault." Only 350 awards were made to the 10,000 seventh- through ninth-graders that entered.

The $190,000 proceeds of the recent AIDS Walk Orange County were distributed to a number of community organizations, according to walk-a-thon co-chairpersons Robert Schuetz and Patricia Crane.

Recipients were AIDS Services Foundation, $76,000; AIDS Response Program, $57,000; ACTION (AIDS Coalition to Identify Orange County Needs), $1,900; and AIDS Eduction Project, UCI, $7,600.

Others were American Red Cross, $7,600; Laguna Beach Community Clinic, $15,200; Laguna Shanti, $15,200; and Orange County Center for Health, $9,500.

Paula Werner, Carole Anne Williams, Alisha Simjee, Margie Fites, Sara Lundquist and Susan Helm will be honored at the 7th Annual Rancho Santiago College Women of Achievement Awards banquet Friday on the college's Santa Ana campus. The wrong date was printed in last week's Three Cheers.

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