Each year, Elite USA awards scholarships to a few of our students who most notably demonstrate the qualities that we hold dear: a sincere passion for learning, an exceptional work ethic, and a great attitude. Our 2013 Elite Branch Scholars have worked hard, overcome obstacles, participated in countless extracurricular activities, and excelled academically.
On June 1, Elite students and staff assembled at the Elite Teacher Convocation 2013 to celebrate the successes of the past year and recognize the efforts and achievements of this year's outstanding Students of the Year. Congratulations to all our 2013 Southern California Branch Scholars!
2013 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRANCH SCHOLARS
Sophie attended Canyon High School and is this year's Branch Scholar from Elite of Valencia. Some of the items on her bucket list included bungee jumping, writing a book, and visiting the Mellisani Caves in Greece – and she's accomplished them all! Sophie looks forward to attending Amherst College in the fall.
Isabel is a graduate of Los Angeles Leadership Academy, where she attended Elite's Satellite Program. Isabel's fun facts: "I am of Chinese heritage but was born in Colon, Panama. Spanish is my first language, Chinese my second, and English my third." Isabel plans to attend CSU Channel Islands in the fall.
Ada Jing-Yin Ng
Ada is this year’s Elite of San Diego-Rancho Bernardo Branch Scholar. "In whatever free time I can find, I enjoy swimming laps, reading fan fiction, stalking open houses, and demonstrating sentence parallelism," says Ada. She graduated from Westview High and will be attending UC Berkeley.
Saatchi attended Elite of Fullerton and is a Whitney High graduate. She love to sing (especially Disney songs and the Beatles songs her family plays on road trips), and during her travels, has been skydiving and bungie jumping. Saatchi is one of only ten students accepted to the UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program this year.
Isaac is a graduate of LACES School and is Elite of Los Angeles’s 2013 Branch Scholar. Isaac's fun fact: "According to the Myers-Briggs personality test, I have the rarest personality among sixteen different types. I am classified as an INTJ – Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging." Isaac is looking forward to attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities starting this fall.
Lily is this year’s Elite of Northridge Branch Scholar and this year's Southern California Elite Student of the Year. "Despite the fact I can't cook (yet), I love the movie Ratatouille and wish I had a little friend to help me around the kitchen," says Lily. She's a graduate of North Hollywood High School and was accepted to Caltech, USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and MIT. She'll be attending MIT starting this fall.