The Honors Program at Cerro Coso celebrated its 2019 graduates: Elinelle Lee, Mariela Germann, Nadia Khatib, Andrew Ostrom, Chance English, Felicity Browne, Carol Blair, Christine Joy Coronel, Michael Chung, Michael Skipworth, Rhiannon Ximenez, and Grace Lloyd.
The graduates, their families, faculty, and fellow Honors Program students attended a luncheon held on May 4th to recognize these outstanding students.
The Cerro Coso Honors Program is designed for students with high educational goals, interested in courses designed to appeal to the imagination and challenge the intellect. To be certified as an Honors Program transfer student or graduate, a student must complete a total of 16 or more units of Honors credit. Hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 in transfer-level courses, and meet all the Cerro Coso graduation requirements or transfer requirements for a four year college.
An honors contract starts with an agreement between an Honors Program student and an instructor in a non-honors course, outlining an independent program of study designed by the student and instructor. The contract work is completed concurrently with a non-Honors course. As in all Honors courses, students explore a specific topic in greater depth and/or breadth, including a 2,500-word research paper. Upon completion and approval of the project, the student earns honors credit toward completion of the Honors Program.
The many benefits of being an Honors Program graduate includes priority admissions, extra scholarships, guaranteed housing, priority registration, and other benefits through transfer agreements at UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU Long Beach, San Diego State University, Chapman University, Pitzer College, Cal Poly Pomona College, San Jose State University, University of San Diego, Whitman College, Pacific University, La Sierra University, Occidental College, and Pomona College
Two $500 Faculty Honors Scholarships were awarded to Chance English and Mariela Germann, and $1,000 President's Honor Scholarship went to graduation high school student Emily Aralar, for her academic performance.
Picture Caption: Cerro Coso Honor Graduates l to r: Elinelle Lee, Mariela Germann, Nadia Khatib, Andrew Ostrom, Chance English, Felicity Browne, Carol Blair, Christine Joy Coronel, and Michael Chung. Not pictured: Michael Skipworth, Rhiannon Ximenez, and Grace Lloyd.