Tori Bahe of Gilbert, Arizona was granted a $1,000 Phil Guza Memorial Scholarship in 2011. She is a graduate of Mountain Pointe in Phoenix and will begin her higher education at Stanford this fall studying Environmental Engineering. From a large family of fifty, Tori strives "to be the person who stands out and influences [her] family to not give up and to pursue a good education." Her passion for environmental studies was exemplified by passing the Advanced Placement Environmental Science exam without a class available to prepare her. Furthermore, Tori is a cross country runner, clarinet player for the Concert & Wind Ensemble Band, Language Honor Society member, and volunteer with the Intel Native American Network which promotes math and science skills to elementary students. We wish Tori the best of luck and we'll keep an eye out for for her on the track - Go Cardinals!
In our inaugural year, Mary Katherine Velcamp of Rumson, New Jersey was the 2010 Phil Guza Memorial Scholarship $1,000 grant recipient. Kate proved to be an exceptional student and she began her freshman year at Loyola University in Maryland in fall 2010, where she's pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a focus in pre-med. Down the road Kate aspires to become an orthopedic surgeon.