Semifinalists Announced for Prestigious Scholarship Supporting Community College Transfer Students

2018 Cooke Transfer Scholars

Lansdowne, VA (January 22, 2019) – The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced today the semifinalists for its prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Through this community college transfer scholarship, the Foundation supports high-achieving community college students as they transfer to some of the top four-year institutions in the country to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

This year’s semifinalists were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,500 applicants attending 369 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

“Countless highly-talented and motivated students begin their college experience at community college, and our recent ‘Persistence’ report shows that they excel after they transfer,” said Seppy Basili, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “We’re pleased to recognize this incredible cohort of semifinalists for their academic drive and achievement.”

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Each selected scholar will be provided generous financial support for up to three years, college planning services, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with a thriving community of fellow Cooke Scholars.

Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership. Students must be currently enrolled community college students residing in the United States.

Learn more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship here.

A list of this year’s Cooke Transfer Scholar Semifinalists, their community colleges, and their hometowns is below:

 

Alabama

Allison Cole
Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, AL

Juliana Denes
Northeast Alabama Community College
Henagar, AL

 

Arizona

Jessica Arriaga-Aguilar
Wallace State Community College at Hanceville
Cullman, AL

Ivan Quintana
Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ

Shawna Yellowhair
University of New Mexico-Gallup
Window Rock, AZ

Trevonte McClain
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Tempe, AZ

Brooke Sherman
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Gilbert, AZ

Paulette Iniguez
Cochise College
Douglas, AZ

Yassine Fouchal
Cochise College
Sierra Vista, AZ

Samantha Barr
Glendale Community College
Surprise, AZ

Justin Bennett
Glendale Community College
Youngtown, AZ

Racheal Mangini
Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ

Zachary Zapata
Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ

Gabriella Palma
Phoenix College
Phoenix, AZ

Andres Mendoza
Pima Community College
Tucson, AZ

Maosheng Guo
Rio Salado College
Phoenix, AZ

 

California

Tamarik Rabb
Canada College
San Leandro, CA

Philippe Schicker
Citrus College
Claremont, CA

Ashleigh Friend
Diablo Valley College
Oakland, CA

Athziri Zaragoza
East Los Angeles College
Paramount, CA

Lara Meintjes
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA

Dana Herrera
Los Angeles Valley College
Panorama City, CA

Vanessa Newman
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Farhad Alemi
Sacramento City College
Sacramento, CA

Christina George
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA

Jamshid Aziz
Southwestern College
National City, CA

Angelica Fregoso
Cerritos College
Downey, CA

Madison Morris
Cypress College
Placentia, CA

Pratistha Maharjan
Diablo Valley College
Pittsburg, CA

Hila Parandak
Diablo Valley College
Walnut Creek, CA

Kanha Song
East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA

Rene Martinez Reyes
Folsom Lake College
Folsom, CA

Corey Lamb
Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA

Mariluz Tejeda-Leon
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

Nazmul Biswas
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA

Shanice Blake
Los Medanos College
Antioch, CA

Julie Hernandez
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Nhi Tran
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Manuela Correa
Mount San Jacinto College
Murrieta, CA

Viktoriia Vasileva
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA

Breece Phipps
Sacramento City College
Rncho Cordova, CA

Marcelo Cong
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA

Grace Kiarie
Santa Ana College
Orange, CA

Michael Elizarraraz
Santa Monica College
Hawthorne, CA

Elizabeth Montoya
Antelope Valley College
Palmdale, CA

Samira Gholami
Berkeley City College
Albany, CA

Isabel Corser
Cabrillo College
Santa Cruz, CA

Guidance Gunundu
Canada College
Redwood City, CA

Luka Radosavljevic
Canada College
Redwood City, CA

Kimberly Ramos
Cerritos College
Norwalk, CA

Destiny Cambero
Citrus College
Monrovia, CA

Ryland Tom
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Warren Pearson
College of the Redwoods
Eureka, CA

Alexis Chavez Serrano
College of the Sequoias
Tulare, CA

Leslie Diaz
College of the Sequoias
Visalia, CA

Jonathan Ejie
Contra Costa College
Richmond, CA

Vivien Lee
Contra Costa College
Richmond, CA

Raymond Oliver
Cypress College
Cypress, CA

Rikako Hatoya
De Anza College
Cupertino, CA

Muhirwa Eric Kalisa
De Anza College
San Jose, CA

Mohamed Alaoudi
Diablo Valley College
Oakley, CA

Joseph Carter
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA

Tara Parandak
Diablo Valley College
Walnut Creek, CA

Brittany Sartor
Diablo Valley College
Concord, CA

Corine Brown
Diablo Valley College
Oakley, CA

Victor Benedict Tiglao
Diablo Valley College
Concord, CA

Yuchen Chen
East Los Angeles College
El Monte, CA

Adrian Portillo
East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA

Amber Martinez
East Los Angeles College
Commerce, CA

Alejandra Arzate
East Los Angeles College
Commerce, CA

Ana Palacios
East Los Angeles College
San Gabriel, CA

Abraham Caballero
East Los Angeles College
Long Beach, CA

Aleksandra Hovsepyan
El Camino College
El Segundo, CA

Maria Reyes Fabregat
Foothill College
Menlo Park, CA

Aaron Untiveros
Fullerton College
Anaheim, CA

Travis Leach
Glendale Community College
Glendale, CA

Angelo Beccacio
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

Yousef Al-Shinnawi
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA

Carissa Nihart
Irvine Valley College
Tustin, CA

Yasmeen Allie
Irvine Valley College
Irvine, CA

Giovanna Seabra
Las Positas College
Hayward, CA

Jason Meintjes
Long Beach City College
Long Beach, CA

Dandy Reyes
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA

Eugene Ham
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA

Brian Zamora
Los Angeles Mission College
Sylmar, CA

Tabree Greenberg
Los Angeles Pierce College
Calabasas, CA

Ruben Pinuelas
Los Angeles Pierce College
Canoga Park, CA

Robert Amundson
Los Angeles Pierce College
Laguna Woods, CA

Placid Ade
Los Angeles Trade and Technical College
Los Angeles, CA

Alexander Richardson
Los Angeles Valley College
Sherman Oaks, CA

Diana Castro
Los Angeles Valley College
Burbank, CA

Robert Ristine
Los Angeles Valley College
Sherman Oaks, CA

Christian Sevillano
Los Medanos College
Antioch, CA

Anaclara De Matos
Los Medanos College
Antioch, CA

Eric Cruz
Los Medanos College
Antioch, CA

Jennifer Nauert
Mendocino College
Lakeport, CA

Israel Gutierrez
MiraCosta College
Vista, CA

Christopher Martin
MiraCosta College
Oceanside, CA

Thomas Petrillo
Mount San Antonio College
Rowland Hghts, CA

Ana Arellano
Mount San Antonio College
Chino Hills, CA

Katharine Fan
Mount San Antonio College
Walnut, CA

Jevon Suharnoko
Mount San Antonio College
Rowland Hghts, CA

Justin Perkins
Mount San Jacinto College
Hemet, CA

Hamza Kamran Khawaja
Napa Valley College
American Canyon, CA

Duong Le
Orange Coast College
Anaheim, CA

Chelsea Gonzalez
Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CA

Tram Nguyen
Orange Coast College
Garden Grove, CA

Mai Lan Jones
Orange Coast College
Westminster, CA

Colby Labounty
Orange Coast College
Huntingtn Bch, CA

William Welch
Pasadena City College
Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa Wolf
Pasadena City College
Los Angeles, CA

David Wu
Pasadena City College
Arcadia, CA

Johannes Dimopoulos
Pasadena City College
Pasadena, CA

Mandy Cheung
Pasadena City College
El Monte, CA

Ju Eun Lim
Pasadena City College
S Pasadena, CA

Arlene Gee
San Diego City College
San Diego, CA

Yelena Sukhanov
San Diego City College
San Diego, CA

Romelia Turner
San Diego City College
Spring Valley, CA

Jeremy Adams
San Diego City College
San Diego, CA

Jeanine Santacruz Hernandez
San Diego City College
San Diego, CA

Sofia Staedler
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA

Hamzah Sarwari
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA

Hanna Ostapchuk
San Diego Miramar College
El Cajon, CA

Jocabed Torres Bernal
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, CA

Michelle Sandstrom
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Isabel Rodriguez Dieguez
Santa Monica College
Los Angeles, CA

Kristina Ngema
Santa Monica College
Beverly Hills, CA

Alison Parmer
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, CA

Eliyha (Eli) Assraf
Santa Monica College
Los Angeles, CA

Benjamin Ohling
Santa Monica College
Hawthorne, CA

Samuel Rosenfield
Santa Monica College
Culver City, CA

Nassif Zmerli
Santa Monica College
Los Angeles, CA

Rebecca Smith
Santiago Canyon College
Orange, CA

Naomi Corral
Southwestern College
Chula Vista, CA

Bayan Duwaik
Ventura College
Oxnard, CA

Juan Becerra, Jr.
Los Angeles Pierce College
Winnetka, CA

 

Colorado

Robert Mastronardi
Community College of Denver
Broomfield, CO

Andrew Belet
Pikes Peak Community College
Fountain, CO

Jennifer White
Red Rocks Community College
Thornton, CO

 

Connecticut

Timothy Hyde
Gateway Community College
West Haven, CT

Andre Garcia
Housatonic Community College
Bridgeport, CT

Buu Thong Tran
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Torrington, CT

 

Florida

Lucas Araujo Ferreira
Broward College
Hollywood, FL

Katherine Cabrera
Miami Dade College
Hialeah, FL

Victor Garnica
Miami Dade College
Hialeah, FL

Alejandro Garcia
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Joseph Morel
Palm Beach State College
Jupiter, FL

Jane Lozada Foster
Seminole State College of Florida
Lake Mary, FL

Louren McIntosh
Broward College
Sunrise, FL

Albert Hernandez
Miami Dade College
North Miami, FL

Rody Lafrance
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Yeniselis Morales
Miami Dade College
Miami Gardens, FL

Clarisel Lozano
Miami Dade College
Cutler Bay, FL

Pitcherita Anthenor
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Neyton Fernandez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Katherine Herrera Henriquez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Jose Arias
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

John Lizano
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Charlie Alguera
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, FL

Kima Antoine
Broward College
Lauderhill, FL

Andreina Sojo
Broward College
Weston, FL

Britney Morris
Broward College
Parkland, FL

Jimmy Pierre Louis
Broward College
Tamarac, FL

Maria Quinto Aguero
Broward College
Tamarac, FL

Carie Lopez
Daytona State College
Deland, FL

Daniela Tolosa
Eastern Florida State College
Palm Bay, FL

Kylie Zimmerman
Florida Keys Community College
New Prt Rchy, FL

Diana Hernandez
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

Mahnoor Rehman
Hillsborough Community College
Dover, FL

Dakota McCollum
Hillsborough Community College
Lithia, FL

Kaylin MacDonald
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL

Ana Chao
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Jenny Deview
Miami Dade College
Homestead, FL

Simone Koch Costa
Miami Dade College
El Portal, FL

Tcheneeca Plonquet
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Krystal de Villiers
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Maria Samboni
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Beatriz Oliva
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Livia Benitez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Juan Rivera
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Bryan Montes
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Carlos Gonzalez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Hansel Caudales Vazquez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Ana Merello
Miami Dade College
Miami Beach, FL

Adriano Fernandez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Chabeli Alech
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Melissa Gonzalez
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Andres Perez-Doval
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Genesis Saenz
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Caron Pascual
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL

Natasha Telleria
Miami Dade College
Hialeah, FL

Benedicte Vielot
Palm Beach State College
Greenacres, FL

Shanice Guthrie
Palm Beach State College
West Palm Beach, FL

Julicia Vernon
Palm Beach State College
Royal Palm Beach, FL

Jessie Askinazi
Palm Beach State College
Delray Beach, FL

Andrea Gutierrez
Polk State College
Davenport, FL

Felicia Slaney-Greene
Polk State College
Plant City, FL

Amelia Walbridge
Santa Fe College
O Brien, FL

Lacie Lynch
Seminole State College of Florida
Lake Mary, FL

Abdallah Kiswani
Seminole State College of Florida
Lake Mary, FL

Hayley Furman
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, FL

Ronelia Bailey
St. Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL

Ian Carter
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, FL

Katalina Galeano
Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Isabel Silva
Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Isamar Fernandez-Grullon
Valencia College
Kissimmee, FL

Emma Rodriguez Collado
Valencia College
Saint Cloud, FL

Joe Vaught
Valencia College
Ocoee, FL

 

Georgia

Nestor Kaputo
Georgia Perimeter College
Decatur, GA

Isaac King
Georgia Perimeter College
Winder, GA

Hoang Huynh
Georgia Perimeter College
Jonesboro, GA

Diego Escobar Escobar
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Douglas, GA

Amanda Ngarambe
Andrew College
Cuthbert, GA

Mohmedyamin Chhipa
East Georgia State College
Wrightsville, GA

Karishma Patel
Georgia Highlands College
Cartersville, GA

Alex Navarro
Georgia Perimeter College
Stone Mtn, GA

Raniah Al Juboori
Georgia Perimeter College
Decatur, GA

Musa Ya-Sin
Georgia Perimeter College
Decatur, GA

Kevin Lopez Castellanos
Georgia Perimeter College
Lawrenceville, GA

Madina Bah
Georgia Perimeter College
Lithonia, GA

Katherine Day
Georgia Perimeter College
Marietta, GA

Erika Jo Huakay
Gordon College
Barnesville, GA

Allison Rogers
University of North Georgia
Covington, GA

 

Hawaii

Gabriel Allen
University of Hawaii: Kauai Community College
Kapaa, HI

 

Illinois

Xia Williams
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Samantha Berry
City Colleges of Chicago: Harry S. Truman College
Chicago, IL

Syuzanna Darbinyan
Joliet Junior College
Bolingbrook, IL

Deborah Cesarini Banhos
Oakton Community College
Glencoe, IL

Victoria Esparza
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora, IL

Yajayra Juarez
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Courtney Newton
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Ada Marys Lorenzana
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Jenee Fowler
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Oluwanifemi Akande
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Krystal Robledo
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Ifeoluwa Sholeye
City Colleges of Chicago: Harold Washington College
Chicago, IL

Toi Pearson
City Colleges of Chicago: Kennedy-King College
Chicago, IL

Liliana Chavez
City Colleges of Chicago: Richard J. Daley College
Chicago, IL

Jorge Bravo
City Colleges of Chicago: Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL

Izaki Metropoulos
City Colleges of Chicago: Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL

Truc Lam
City Colleges of Chicago: Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL

Bassil Sockar
City Colleges of Chicago: Wilbur Wright College
Chicago, IL

Cory Lhotka
College of DuPage
Naperville, IL

Dean Kapolas
Harper College
Chicago, IL

Serene Labadi
Kishwaukee College
Cortland, IL

Jennifer Gutierrez
Moraine Valley Community College
Bridgeview, IL

Damian Samsonowicz
Moraine Valley Community College
Bridgeview, IL

Allaoua Boughrira
Wilbur Wright College – City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Lillyan Haack
Northeast Texas Community College
Wenona, IL

Vladuslava Kirilenko
Oakton Community College
Glenview, IL

Jacqueline Kaiser
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, IL

Ugboaku Egbujor
Prairie State College
Park Forest, IL

Cahron Cross
Prairie State College
Homewood, IL

Madison Kokotovich
St. Louis Community College at Meramec
Belleville, IL

Raelin Mamaril
Waubonsee Community College
Yorkville, IL

Emmanuel Noufele Yamdje
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora, IL

Richard Barton
Waubonsee Community College
Aurora, IL

 

Iowa

Zana Danner
Carl Sandburg College
Davenport, IA

Brenna Porsch
Marshalltown Community College
Marshalltown, IA

Amanda Erpelding
Hawkeye Community College
Dike, IA

Dawood Ghauri
Scott Community College
Davenport, IA

 

Kansas

Karlo Marcelo Flores
Seward County Community College
Liberal, KS

Aneth Morales Canales
Dodge City Community College
Dodge City, KS

Mollie King
Johnson County Community College
Merriam, KS

 

Kentucky

Rebekah Wolf
Somerset Community College
Manchester, KY

 

Maine

Rachel Driscoll
Northern Maine Community College
Washburn, ME

Isabella Weiland
Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, ME

Megan Wells
Northern Maine Community College
Bridgewater, ME

Banah Alhanfy
Southern Maine Community College
Portland, ME

Julie Kambali
Southern Maine Community College
Portland, ME

 

Maryland

Precious Lawal
Prince George’s Community College
Uppr Marlboro, MD

Daniela Cervantes
Howard Community College
Jessup, MD

Wendy Mejia Aguilar
Montgomery College
Silver Spring, MD

Fawziyah Alebiosu
Prince George’s Community College
Riverdale, MD

Clare Kelly
Chesapeake College
Easton, MD

Thelma Achufusi
College of Southern Maryland
Waldorf, MD

Amarachi Joe-Nweke
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Caroline Buxenstein
Community College of Baltimore County
Nottingham, MD

Jake Mathews
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD

Michelle Ramsahoye
Harford Community College
Edgewood, MD

Maria Uribe Saldarriaga
Montgomery College
Bethesda, MD

Amal Khashimova
Montgomery College
Rockville, MD

Celeste Canete
Montgomery College
Gaithersburg, MD

Beverley-Claire Okogwu
Montgomery College
Germantown, MD

Yenoukoume Gbenou
Montgomery College
Silver Spring, MD

Nhlamulo Baloyi
Montgomery College
Takoma Park, MD

Edward Alain Kuisseu Tatchim
Prince George’s Community College
Laurel, MD

Ukeme Anwana
Prince George’s Community College
Lanham, MD

Stacey Davies
Prince George’s Community College
District Hts, MD

Excel Alale
Prince George’s Community College
Hyattsville, MD

 

Massachusetts

Mamadou Balde
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

Cat XuanKhanh Nguyen
Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, MA

Romina Gjacaj
Bunker Hill Community College
Medford, MA

Cam Do
Bunker Hill Community College
Dorchester, MA

Nicole McGrath Coocen
Greenfield Community College
Florence, MA

Nicholas Gulow
Holyoke Community College
Westfield, MA

Rodrigo Valdiviezo-Salazar
Holyoke Community College
Amherst, MA

Leslie Welker
Holyoke Community College
Springfield, MA

Haley Woods
Holyoke Community College
Longmeadow, MA

Zalaan Ishaq
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Newton, MA

Macaulay Rocha
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Framingham, MA

Ernest Pellegrino
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Waltham, MA

Julia Molnar
Massasoit Community College
Scituate, MA

Cristian Luna-Robinson
Massasoit Community College
Brockton, MA

Ayotunde Alaba
Massasoit Community College
Randolph, MA

Juan Breton
Middlesex Community College
Lowell, MA

William Rollins
Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA

Mark Beckwith
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Worthington, MA

Ivania Lopez
Quincy College
Somerville, MA

 

Michigan

Ahmed Ghalib
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI

Joseph Thornton
Delta College
Saginaw, MI

Jianing Wang
Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI

Stephany Mendez Ortega
Grand Rapids Community College
Wyoming, MI

Phillip Kamp
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI

Alison Kitchkommie
Henry Ford Community College
Livonia, MI

Carolina Lumetta
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kalamazoo, MI

Alexander Tietsort
Lake Michigan College
Fennville, MI

Brandon Brown
Oakland Community College
Farmington, MI

Santiago Perez
Schoolcraft College
Westland, MI

Alexandra Lachine
Schoolcraft College
Westland, MI

Nwamaka Maduike
Wayne County Community College
Taylor, MI

 

Minnesota

Raniya Yimam
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Columbia Hts, MN

Bronte Evans
Century College
Maplewood, MN

Thach Nguyen
Century College
Woodbury, MN

Keeley Zirkler
Lake Superior College
Duluth, MN

Simone Campbell
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Monticello, MN

Ebise Teshale
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Fridley, MN

Danielle Dudley
Normandale Community College
Burnsville, MN

Hanin Ali
Normandale Community College
Shakopee, MN

Gency Ocampo Sorto
Normandale Community College
Minnetrista, MN

Bayan Tawakalna
Normandale Community College
Burnsville, MN

Vy Tran
Normandale Community College
Burnsville, MN

Nasira Kulmiye
Normandale Community College
Minnetonka, MN

Laion Towah
North Hennepin Community College
Brooklyn Park, MN

 

Mississippi

Sarah-Ashlyn Barber
Pearl River Community College
Hattiesburg, MS

Tierra Hood
Itawamba Community College
Fulton, MS

Rebecca Davis
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Moss Point, MS

Meghan Nguyen
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Ocean Springs, MS

Gloria Giddes
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Biloxi, MS

Bladimir Mendez
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Biloxi, MS

Nader Pahlevan
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Biloxi, MS

John O’Brian
Pearl River Community College
Lumberton, MS

Willa Sumrall
Pearl River Community College
Poplarville, MS

 

Missouri

Joshua Gray
Metropolitan Community College
Independence, MO

Anthony Sandoval
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO

Adam Cassidy
Ozarks Technical Community College
Springfield, MO

 

Nebraska

Albert Ouedraogo
Metropolitan Community College
Bellevue, NE

 

New Jersey

Alejandra Linares Martinez
County College of Morris
Livingston, NJ

Edward – Robert Dimbo
Essex County College
Bloomfield, NJ

Riyaben Chaudhary
Bergen Community College
Mahwah, NJ

Doreta Biba
Bergen Community College
Cliffside Pk, NJ

Rabia Hafsa Oksuz
Bergen Community College
Ridgefield, NJ

Lindsey Njanja
Bergen Community College
Lodi, NJ

Anthony Prado Neto
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Johanna Navas
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Sena Dzirasa
Essex County College
East Orange, NJ

Sarra Hayoune
Hudson County Community College
Jersey City, NJ

Robert Meloche
Union County College
Elizabeth, NJ

Jeremy Nifras
Bergen Community College
N Arlington, NJ

Kristen Magnatta
Bergen Community College
Nutley, NJ

Maddalena Carpignano
Bergen Community College
Rutherford, NJ

Patrick Hanna
Bergen Community College
Park Ridge, NJ

Won Joon Kang
Bergen Community College
Mahwah, NJ

Hyeonjung Moon
Bergen Community College
Palisades Pk, NJ

Mikiko Freund
Bergen Community College
Clifton, NJ

Jessica Garcia
Brookdale Community College
Union City, NJ

Lauren Carney
Brookdale Community College
Eatontown, NJ

D’Jana Wyllis
Burlington County College
Mount Holly, NJ

Stela Vaso
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Fort Lee, NJ

Cody Cross
Essex County College
East Orange, NJ

Man Ling Situ Huang
Essex County College
Bloomfield, NJ

Cynthia Caceres Sanchez
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Ahmed Elmonier
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Clervens Clerjuste
Essex County College
Orange, NJ

Gabriela Saboia-Barrios
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Mardoche Torry Auguste
Essex County College
West Orange, NJ

Marshal Oyama
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Falade Aderibigbe
Essex County College
Irvington, NJ

Massaer Mar
Essex County College
Hillside, NJ

Yelitza Perez
Essex County College
Newark, NJ

Mishell Quispe
Essex County College
Orange, NJ

Tyra Gravesande
Middlesex County College
Edison, NJ

Sitwat Syed
Middlesex County College
Iselin, NJ

Christine Iloegbunam
Middlesex County College
Piscataway, NJ

Jennifer Greco
Passaic County Community College
Wayne, NJ

Andy Perales
Passaic County Community College
Paterson, NJ

Wara Laura
Passaic County Community College
Clifton, NJ

Valeri Altouma
Passaic County Community College
Clifton, NJ

 

New York

Natasha Nelson
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Bright Tsagli
City University of New York: Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY

Aliyah Howard
City University of New York: Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Abel Asfaw
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Bronx, NY

Pinchas Kreizel
Rockland Community College
Monsey, NY

Jairo Molina
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Fifa Atef
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Radha Longo
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx, NY

Angelica Naxi
City University of New York: Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY

Matthew Wilson
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Saint Albans, NY

Telijah Patterson
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Jamaica, NY

Sukhrob Abdushukurov
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Shanelle Smith
City University of New York: Queensborough Community College
Jamaica, NY

Laura Bisono Medina
Suffolk County Community College
Brentwood, NY

Monica Victoria
Westchester Community College
Larchmont, NY

Daniela Hirsch
Westchester Community College
Bronx, NY

Mehmet Sahin
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Rohan Rashid
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx, NY

Marcin Wadolowski
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Fadimatou Mossi
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Yonkers, NY

Ousmane Ouedraogo
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Erick Cochea
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Mateja Tokic
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Yonkers, NY

Menard Bryle Amianit
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Abdoul Sinare
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
New York, NY

Timothy Hardial
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
S Richmond Hl, NY

Nanami Inaba
City University of New York: Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Obed Gyedu larbi
City University of New York: Bronx Community College
Bronx, NY

Maria Gonzalez
City University of New York: Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Nicholas James
City University of New York: Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Alvin Wu
City University of New York: Kingsborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Javair Anderson
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Abdul Muhit
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Jamaica, NY

Desire Staley
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Juan Sepulveda
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Bronx, NY

Olesia Hlyzova
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Long Is City, NY

Sheana Stokes
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
New York, NY

Daniel Talero
City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College
Forest Hills, NY

Yiming Wang
City University of New York: Queensborough Community College
Flushing, NY

Ronald Chan
City University of New York: Queensborough Community College
Brooklyn, NY

Keiann Simon
City University of New York: Queensborough Community College
Saint Albans, NY

Muhammad Kashir Usman
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Gloversville, NY

Michelle Ferraino
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
East Berne, NY

Eric Lee
Monroe Community College
Henrietta, NY

Michael Battaglia
Nassau Community College
Glen Cove, NY

Natalia Andriaccio
Niagara County Community College
Niagara Falls, NY

Claudia Sandoval Urrutia
Rockland Community College
Highland Fls, NY

Kristen Quere
Suffolk County Community College
Commack, NY

Chioma Oghenekome
Suffolk County Community College
Lindenhurst, NY

 

North Carolina

Chandler Beiler
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Hendersonvlle, NC

Samantha Garcia Cruz
Alamance Community College
Burlington, NC

Francisco Espinoza Perez
Alamance Community College
Graham, NC

Modupe Fabilola
Alamance Community College
Burlington, NC

Adam Burkins
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Asheville, NC

Margaret Vanderford
Cape Fear Community College
Wilmington, NC

Brenda Lozano
Durham Technical Community College
Hillsborough, NC

Kalyn Livernois
Durham Technical Community College
Carrboro, NC

Brandi Crosson
Durham Technical Community College
Durham, NC

Mideyshka Vazquez
Gaston College
Gastonia, NC

Nicholas Tallent
Gaston College
Bessemer City, NC

Fiorenza Herrera Diaz
Miami Dade College
Wilmington, NC

 

North Dakota

Anitra Hill
Sitting Bull College
Fort Yates, ND

 

Ohio

Ruth Oldja
Lorain County Community College
Wellington, OH

Eleana Cintron
Lorain County Community College
Lorain, OH

 

Oklahoma

Tyler McKenzie
Redlands Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

 

Oregon

Quynh Chi Pham
Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Muhammad Ali Mohamad Yusuf
Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Monica Botwinick
Umpqua Community College
Oakland, OR

Daniel Isenberger
Umpqua Community College
Roseburg, OR

 

Pennsylvania

Kayla Valenti
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, PA

Robert Piemme
Community College of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA

Surbhi Sharma
Community College of Allegheny County
Moon Township, PA

Anyssa El Manfaa
Community College of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Cathryn Seibert
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Emmaus, PA

Lineth Ceciliano
Manor College
Philadelphia, PA

Vera Lewis
Manor College
Philadelphia, PA

Valerie Mackey
Reading Area Community College
Wyomissing, PA

 

Rhode Island

Nga Huynh
Bunker Hill Community College
Providence, RI

 

Texas

Garret Page
Alvin Community College
Rosharon, TX

Krystal Sandoval
Austin Community College
Bastrop, TX

Yazmin Munoz
El Centro College
Dallas, TX

Pascal Bakari
North Lake College
Irving, TX

Sohyun Jun
Brookhaven College
Coppell, TX

Samiha Wafi Sharif
Collin County Community College District
Plano, TX

Chidubem Ishie
Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX

Rachel Johnson
Lone Star College System
Tomball, TX

Christina Ware
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Alberto Gonzalez
Lone Star College System
Kingwood, TX

Diego Degenhart
Lone Star College System
Spring, TX

Abdouh Harouna Kenfack
Odessa College
Odessa, TX

Christopher Cobb
Tarrant County College
Grand Prairie, TX

Wiley Wiggins
Austin Community College
Austin, TX

Osayamen Aimuyo
Brookhaven College
Carrollton, TX

Maria Tovar Hernandez
Brookhaven College
Dallas, TX

Nneka Nnaji
Brookhaven College
Dallas, TX

Zehe Plamin
Brookhaven College
Addison, TX

Arthur Davis
Collin County Community College District
Plano, TX

Edinah Nyagwencha
Collin County Community College District
Frisco, TX

Selvin Zelaya
Collin County Community College District
Plano, TX

Aria Jones
Eastfield College
Dallas, TX

Kiara Campos
Houston Community College System
Houston, TX

Muhammad Shah
Houston Community College System
Houston, TX

Juan Restrepo
Houston Community College System
Houston, TX

Brandi Brown
Kilgore College
Tyler, TX

Sehoon Hwang
Kilgore College
Kilgore, TX

Sara Robinson
Kilgore College
Longview, TX

Ana Aranda Zambrano
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Brianna Greenberg
Lone Star College System
Tomball, TX

Hugo Guerrero
Lone Star College System
Waller, TX

Alver Dela Cruz
Lone Star College System
Cypress, TX

Mueed Ahmad
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Melissa Zapata
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Sandeep Parajuli
Lone Star College System
Thokarpa, TX

Johan Bonilla
Lone Star College System
Humble, TX

Trang Do
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Daniel Starr
Lone Star College System
Magnolia, TX

Franco Lucero
Lone Star College System
Cypress, TX

Monique Dans
Lone Star College System
Spring, TX

Jennifer Benavides
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Yanci Altamirano Mendoza
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Jennifer Pham
Lone Star College System
Houston, TX

Karla Vega
Lone Star College System
Humble, TX

Autumn Shelton
Lone Star College System
Tomball, TX

Liliana Gonzalez
Mountain View College
Dallas, TX

Rhylie Anderson
Northeast Texas Community College
Winnsboro, TX

Ruby Hernandez
Northwest Vista College
San Antonio, TX

Deidra Oaks
Richland College
Dallas, TX

Amjad Bataineh
San Jacinto College
Houston, TX

Sarah Bryan
San Jacinto College
Texas City, TX

Indira Lujano
Southwest Texas Junior College
Eagle Pass, TX

Mayur Bhakta
Tarrant County College
Mansfield, TX

Shaw Hu
Tarrant County College
Grapevine, TX

Ryan Almusawi
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, TX

Taylor Kenda
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, TX

Ithamar Duran
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, TX

Sylvia Esparza
Tyler Junior College
Tyler, TX

 

Utah

Kerven Agajanov
Snow College
Ephraim, UT

 

Virginia

Taima Al-Iriani
Northern Virginia Community College
Fairfax, VA

Kira Vedyanina
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, VA

Solomon Baah
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, VA

Ronald Littman
Rappahannock Community College
Williamsburg, VA

Mahnoor Abid
Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge, VA

Veronica Araujo Mejia
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, VA

Maame-Owusua Boateng
Northern Virginia Community College
Stafford, VA

Arghavan Seyed Vosoughi
Northern Virginia Community College
Ashburn, VA

Amin Fazulurrahman
Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge, VA

Umaar Ehsan
Northern Virginia Community College
Fairfax, VA

Loubna Faroun
Northern Virginia Community College
Reston, VA

Amber Dunn
Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge, VA

Ochir Bayarsaikhan
Northern Virginia Community College
Aldie, VA

Chela Eriez Baisas
Northern Virginia Community College
Woodbridge, VA

Brenda Sejas
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA

Dina Chatila
Northern Virginia Community College
Centreville, VA

Onon Chintuya
Northern Virginia Community College
Arlington, VA

Xiomara Cuno Lavilla
Thomas Nelson Community College
Hampton, VA

 

Washington

Virginia Burton
South Seattle College
Seattle, WA

Brandon Carlson-Clarke
Tacoma Community College
University Pl, WA

Zoe Phillips
Bellevue College
Seattle, WA

Jennifer Franzen
Everett Community College
Everett, WA

An Vo
Peninsula College
Port Angeles, WA

Tiffany-Ashton Gatsby
Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA

Enkhsaruul Davaajav
Seattle Central College
Seattle, WA

Hang Mai
South Seattle College
Wa, WA

 

Wisconsin

Alicia Dougherty
Madison Area Technical College
Pardeeville, WI

 

An additional 20 semifinalists did not opt into publicity.


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