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Pinnacle Scholarship Winners 2001 - 2016

Since 2001, more than 75 San Diego County high-school senior women have won Pinnacle Scholarships to pursue a career in the sciences, technology, engineering or math.

All the well-rounded women listed below demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement.

Click the links below to quickly navigate to a list of winners in the respective years.


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2016 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Anoushka Bose, Francis Parker High School
  • Amy Eppert, Hilltop High School
  • Phoebe Kimm, Carlsbad High School
  • Francisca Vasconcelos, Torrey Pines High School
  • Julie Vaughn, Canyon Crest Academy

2015 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Brianna Diaz, Castle Park High School
  • Marissa Martinez, High Tech High - Chula Vista
  • Kathryn O’Nell, Patrick Henry High School
  • Daniela Perry, Poway High School
  • Lisa Vo, Coronado High School

2014 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Nicolette Brannan, University City High School
  • Carolyn Kravitz, Mountain Empire High School
  • Sara Simpson, Patrick Henry High School
  • Catherine Wu, Canyon Crest Academy
  • Meagan Wu, Canyon Crest Academy

2013 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Melodyanne Cheng, Torrey Pines High School
  • Teodora Dinescu, Santana High School
  • Ellen Douglass, Ramona High School
  • Vaishnavi Rao, Canyon Crest Academy
  • Claudia See, Canyon Crest Academy

2012 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Alyssa Chan, La Costa Canyon High School
  • Christine Li, Westview High School
  • Manita Singh, Canyon Crest High School
  • Hursuong Vongsachang, San Marcos High School
  • Michele Xie, Canyon Crest High School

2011 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Ayesha Bose, Francis Parker School
  • Carrie Cao, Torrey Pines High School
  • Anisha Mudaliar, Pacific Ridge School
  • Julia Pian, The Bishop’s School
  • Elise Wilson, Santa Fe Christian

2010 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Sheta Chatterjee, San Dieguito High School
  • Alessandra McDowell, San Marcos High School
  • Anna Kornfeld Simpson, Patrick Henry High School
  • Jordan Thayer, Francis Parker School
  • Caroline Yu, Torrey Pines High School

2009 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Ronit Abramson, Canyon Crest High School
  • Nadia Farjood, Torrey Pines High School
  • Sydney Thayer, Francis Parker High School
  • Hurnan Vongsachang, San Marcos High School
  • Lauren Wong, Santa Fe Christian

2008 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Monique Barrios, Ramona High School
  • Joyce Cheng, Torrey Pines High School
  • Sarah Cheng, Westview High School
  • Alice Chung, Mira Mesa High School
  • Parima Shah, Canyon Crest Academy

2007 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Rachel Belzer, Torrey Pines High School
  • Linda Ge, Westview High School
  • Karen Tian Lee, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Nancy Ngan-Phan Nguyen, Mira Mesa High School
  • Lissette Wilensky, Mt. Carmel High School

2006 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Bernice Huang, Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Li-Tyng (Debbie) Hung, University City High School
  • Kim-Chi Nguyen, Hoover High School
  • Ayla Opal-Marie Sessions, Escondido High School
  • Emily Wier, Francis Parker High School

2005 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Jessica Green, Helix High School
  • Dana Levine, Bonita Vista High School
  • Daphne Di-Fan Lo, Eastlake High School
  • Sally Liu, Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Michelle Schorn, Torrey Pines High School

2004 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Stephanie Mah, Granite Hills High School
  • Laura McKiernan, San Dieguito Academy
  • Denisse Montano, Crawford High School
  • Kirsten Ronholt, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Jenna Sopfe, Granite Hills High School

2003 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Karen Chavero, Orange Glen High School
  • Kathryn Joyce Metz, Santana High School
  • Cindy Eliana Parra, Bonita Vista High School
  • Laura Wang, Torrey Pines High School
  • Anabel Armenta, Orange Glen High School
  • Roseanne Raphael, Rancho Buena Vista High School
  • Cara-Lynn Lopresti, Torrey Pines High School

2002 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Qian Cece Chen, Torrey Pines High School
  • Vanessa Elena Cobian, Vista High School
  • Lisa Kodadek, San Marcos High School
  • Naoko Kozuki, Bonita Vista High School
  • Allison Lange, Orange Glen High School

2001 Pinnacle Scholarship Winners

  • Jenny Ha Truong, Grossmont High School
  • Lydia Dahoussi, Granite Hills High School
  • Melissa Moreles, Escondido High School
  • Vera Trofimenko, Francis Parker High School
  • Mary R. Presley, University City High School