The following students are Tokay High Schools top graduates for 2009:
What are your goals for the next 10 years? I would like to pursue a major in the mathematics or sciences (thinking of chemical engineering right now), have fun in college, go to medical school, and see where life takes me afterward.
College or job plans: Chemical engineering at Princeton University.
Clubs and activities during high school: National Honor Society, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon, water polo, swimming, cross country.
Most memorable experience: Winning Science Bowl Regionals and going to D.C., and playing water polo and swimming throughout the past two years.
Parents: Seng Chour and Hue Vuong.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? I want to finish my undergraduate work and attend medical school. In addition, I would like to continue my musical education in the viola and study another language.
College or job plans: This fall I will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. I ultimately plan to be a pediatrician for special needs children.
Clubs and activities during high school: Science Olympiad, Science Bowl, Track and Field, Academic Decathlon, National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation.
Most memorable experience: Winning the 2008 T-CAL 110 meter hurdle final because I had worked hard all year to show everyone that I belonged with the league's great runners.
Parents: Roger Chang and Sandy Chen.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? Graduating from college and getting a job in a pharmacy.
College or job plans: University of the Pacific 2+3 accelerated pharmacy program.
Clubs and activities during high school: Key Club, Brain Club, National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation, Academic Decathlon.
Most memorable experience: Too many to decide between.
Parents: Lyman and Ling Chang.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? I want to study neuroscience at UC Berkeley and then attend med school.
College or job plans: I hope to become a doctor and work in San Francisco.
Clubs and activities during high school: Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon, Science Bowl, Tennis, Japanese Club, Key Club, Science Club, Brain Club, Academic Club, Chess Club, CSF, NHS.
Most Memorable Experience: The first day of Freshman year.
Parents: Peter and Tatsumi Stearns.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? Graduate from UC Berkeley, attend medical school, become a pediatrician, possibly open up my own clinic, travel the world.
College or job plans: UC Berkeley, then medical school-to become a pediatrician.
Clubs and activities during high school: President of Friday Night Live and Science Club, member of California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society, Varsity Cross-Country and Track and Field, Conflict Management, Students in Prevention, Indian Associaiton of San Joaquin County, Lodi Memorial Hospital Volunteer, Deshmesh Darbar Sikh Temple of Lodi, Science Olympiad.
Most memorable experience: Spending time with my best friend, Harkamaljit Hundal.
Parents: Amarjit Bedi and Swaranjit Bedi.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? I plan to go to University of California, Santa Barbara, have an amazing time there, graduate, and then take a few years off to travel. I want to work in Germany and at a ski resort in Switzerland. I also plan to visit and do volunteer work in Argentina, Chile and/or Belize.
College or job plans? UCSB. (Regents Scholarship $6,000 renewable).
Clubs and activities during high school: Varsity soccer, volleyball (two years), varsity cross country, Link Crew Leader, German Club, California Scholarship Federation.
Most memorable experience: Parties on the islands in Belize, Germany, having fun with my soccer girls, snowboarding, dances, learning to surf, pool parties with my family and all my cousins.
Parents: Claudia and Siegfried Mall.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? I plan to build a darkroom in my house and climb to the top of Half Dome again.
College or job plans: Graduate from Santa Clara University with a major in psychology. Get a job in some area of psychology.
Clubs and activities during high school: Varsity softball, National Honor Society, CSF, Camp Ryla.
Most memorable experience: Post-it-noting my friend's entire car.
Parents: Corky and Janet Hull.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? To finish my master's and doctorate in medicine.
College or job plans: I will attend UC Davis and pursue a career in medicine.
Clubs and activities during high school: Key Club, Interact Club, Badminton, Science Olympiad, Academic Decathlon, 4-H, California Scholarship Federation, NHS.
Parents: Michael Bua and Sheila Vickers.
What are your goals for the next 10 years? In the next 10 years, I hope to get a B.S. in Computer Engineering. During this time, I will also be serving a two-year mission for my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After those years, I'm not entirely sure what exactly I want to do. My three options are to continue in post-graduate work in Computer Engineering, attempt for an MBA, or join the workforce. It's a matter of where my life takes me in the next several years. If I do start a career out of college, though, I still hope to return for post-graduate work after a few years.
College or job plans: June 19 is my first day at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Clubs and Activities during high school: Animal Friends of Tokay (member for four years, president for two); Boy Scouts of America (member for four years and earlier, Eagle Scout); Tokay Royal Bengal Regiment Marching Band (bass drum, two years); Tokay High Drama Department (one year, "Romeo and Juliet"; Student Political Alliance (one year, treasurer), Early Morning Seminary (four years), Church Basketball (four years), Salvation Army Canned Food Drive (four years and earlier), Annual Christmas Tree Pick-up (four years and earlier)
Most memorable experience: During my Junior year I qualified as a finalist in the National Vocabulary Championship. This was a U.S.-wide competition for high school students created by Game Show Network in association with the Princeton Review. I was one of 30,000 high school students who competed through testing and game play. I didn't win but I came home with a backpack full of free items and I had a lot of fun (or maybe I should have said I had a lot of "jollity" or "mirth").
Parents: Brian and Catherine Campbell.