Kendall Zeile and Jacob Walker were among the 90 top-performing Ventura County high school seniors in the 2016 Star Scholar Award selection. Graduating seniors are nominated by their respective high schools for outstanding academic performance, school activities and community service. Each nominee is presented a $500 college scholarship.
Zeile maintained a 4.7 GPA and was active on the high school leadership team, National Honor Society, varsity cross-country, advanced women’s chorus and was a math and chemistry tutor. She also volunteered at Ballet for All Kids. She will major in cognitive science at Washington University in St. Louis in the fall. Her OCS role model was Bible teacher Dee Dee Mayer because she was courageous and filled with love.
Walker will attend Pepperdine University, majoring in Biblical studies and theology. He was a member of theTEDx student team, National Honor Society, honor board, ministry and leadership team and volunteered as a School on Wheels tutor. He also maintained a 4.69 GPA. He also volunteered at Calvary Community Church as a Sunday School teacher and Bible study leader. CT Studd and Katie Davis are his role models because of their commitment to Christ and their love, power and joy.