Cohort 2010

Julius Aguilar

Yaateeh, shi ei Julius Aguilar da’shijini. Bit’ahnii nishliigo. Naakai Dine’e ei baashishchiin. Shima ei Jarelyn Snyder wolye doo shizhe’e ei John Aguilar wolye. Todinishzhee dee’ naasha’. Akoot’eeh go Dine nishli. I am of the Folded Arm People and of the Mexican People clan. My mother’s name is Jarelyn Snyder and my father’s name is John Aguilar. I am from Kayenta, which is located in northeastern Arizona on the Navajo Nation. I am a Navajo. I am majoring in business management (entrepreneurship) at ASU as a freshman in the fall of 2010. I’d like to give a shout-out to LSP for accepting me into the program and for the much appreciated financial assistance. I look forward to further developing my leadership skills within this program. Thank you, LSP!

 

 

Angelee Andorfer-Lopez

Hello LSP!! I graduated from Marcos de Niza high school in Tempe, where I have lived my entire life. I played varsity softball and volleyball and was on the cross country team. I love country music, sunflowers and sushi! I’m a very easy person to get along with and I can’t wait for a new chapter in my life to begin at ASU! I will be majoring in business management. I am one of a family of nine, so I am excited to have 25 new family members!! Can’t wait to meet the 2010 cohort!

 

 

 

Blaze Baggs

Hey, what’s up guys! I am coming from Queen Creek High School in the small cow-filled town of Queen Creek, Ariz. I love life and am always happy. My hobbies would have to be playing any sport that has a ball, a little COD and just hanging out with friends. I plan to study political science and maybe some history in there, too. I can’t wait to start my experience at ASU and get to know all of the great people there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe Benson

I’m from Red Mountain High School, born and raised in Arizona. I’m majoring in interior design but I also love drawing, playing the guitar, taking photos, playing badminton, watching movies and learning about other cultures. What I look forward to most about college is being part of LSP and meeting a lot of awesome new people!

 

 

 

Emily Brytowski

Hailing from the frigid Midwest, home for me is Fridley, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. I’m sure it will be an easy adjustment living in summer weather all year round. My high school career consisted mainly of Key Club and other service organizations. I enjoy anything involving art which is why I am very excited to be double majoring in graphic arts and communication to hopefully enter the field of advertising. I am thrilled to be part of LSP and all that it has to offer.

 

 

 

 

Mariela Diaz

I am 18 years old and was born in Artesia, Calif., but was raised in Mesa, Ariz. I attended and graduated from Skyline High School. I love to play soccer more than anything in this world, but I also am very dedicated to my studies. When I attend ASU in the fall I will be majoring in criminology and criminal justice. I feel very blessed and honored to receive the Leadership Scholarship and I cannot wait until the school year begins to be able to give my part to this program. Go Sun Devils!

 

 

 

 

Jared Dole

I am from Roswell, N.M. I am a film major at ASU and have led trainings regarding service and leadership in 14 states and two countries. In my free time I like to run and to read, and I am extremely grateful to get the chance to work with LSP this year!

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Dundas

I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Ariz. I get along with almost everybody. As it turns out, I’m actually pretty easy-going. I was vice president of the Robotics Club at my high school and work part time managing properties for a real estate company. In my free time, I like to ride my bike, play around with currency derivatives (not as intense as it sounds, I promise), hang out with friends and engage in the occasional deep conversation. I plan to major in finance at ASU, and I will probably add statistics as a second major. I am looking forward to embracing the rich resources and experiences unique to LSP that I’ve heard so much about and I can’t wait to meet my fellow 2010 LSPers.

 

 

Alesha Ellis

Hi everyone. I’m from Willcox, Ariz. – that small town no one has heard about. I grew up being told ASU was the only “right” school and if I didn’t go there I’d be disowned by my sister. Several years later, I’m excited to finally be at ASU and even more excited to be part of LSP. At ASU I plan to major in nursing. In high school, I participated in sports, clubs, church and community service (old people are so adorable). I enjoy being active, running and playing intramurals so if anyone needs a workout buddy, I’m game. I love animals especially my pug and hope to get involved in animal rescue. I’m anxious for the fall and to meet all of you.

 

John Ernzen

Hello future LSP family! I just graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa. In high school, my life was more or less Academic Decathlon (major nerd, I know) which culminated in my team getting to go and compete at the national competition this past year, placing second! Other than that, though, I was also involved in NHS, World Scholar’s Cup, choir, Spanish club, and a host of other activities that, looking back, made it hard to find time to sleep. And I plan to be just as involved at ASU in different clubs and programs and possibly double majoring in something in addition to bioengineering. (Though in what, I still have no idea!) Something interesting about me is that I’ve actually known about LSP (and what it stands for) for years – because, as coincidence/fate/divine intervention would have it, I am actually the third Ernzen to be blessed by being part of this program! Two of my older sisters were LSPers previously and so I’m all the more excited to get to know the rest of my cohort because I know from their experience what a family we’ll become. So I can’t wait to meet you all and get started on the journey ahead!

 

Kevin Fallon

I’m more than excited to be an official Sun Devil! I was born in Peoria, Ariz., and graduated from Peoria High School after four amazing years. As unforgettable as those years may have been, I’m very ready to start my next adventure at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Downtown Phoenix campus. Writing truly is my passion in life, and I look forward to every opportunity to build on those skills. I can’t wait to live the life of a college student at the Taylor Place dorms, and to be part of the LSP family in Tempe! ASU, here I come!

 

 

 

 

Megan Gagnon-Cagle

Hello everyone! I’m 17 and have just graduated as valedictorian from Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center and also from South Mountain Community College with my associate of arts degree with high distinction. I am so excited to be involved in LSP! I know that this program offers me the ability to not only further my education, but also help the ASU and local communities. I frequently volunteer with Kitchen on the Street, a local non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to elementary-aged students across the state, in addition to working on community service projects in NHS. I plan to pursue my bachelor’s degree in history and political science. I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you in the next several years!

 

 

 

David Glenn Garrison III

Hey everybody!!! I am majoring in biological sciences. I come from YUMA!!! The last four years I have been an active member in Student Council at Cibola High School where I finished high school as the student body president. I was also crowned Mr. Raiderman for 2009-2010 (male pageant) and The Most Spirited in my senior class. I have participated in drama productions like The Wedding Singer, served in NHS and JSA Cibola chapter, and also wore a gorilla suit my freshman year for no apparent reason. I guess you could say I’m the second most interesting man in the world. Aside from all the school stuff, I work in construction and for Parks and Rec for the city of Yuma. When not working or going to school you can find me hunting, camping, trying to sing or dance, hanging at IHOP with friends, or remixing my favorite raps with my own lyrics. Although I’m proud to be a 2010 senior of Cibola High School, I have to say that I am even more excited to be part of the 2010 Cohort of LSP at ASU!!!!

 

 

 

 

Tyler Gillespie

I am 18 years old and come from the small mining community of Kearny in rural Arizona. I really enjoyed going to high school in a rural area with all its opportunities for recreation outdoors. Going hiking and fishing with my friends is what I love to do. In high school I have been involved with sports, student council and various other extracurricular activities. Besides school activities, I have been fortunate to gain valuable skills working at my family’s hotel/restaurant. During the summers I’ve also worked as a lifeguard at the local municipal pool. When I was 16, I had the unique opportunity to be a Rotary Youth Exchange Student. While on my exchange I lived with a host family, went to school, learned Spanish, traveled and had the time of my life! I am also looking forward to attending college at ASU where I will be majoring in sustainability. I am totally psyched to be part of LSP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Gormley

I’m from Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz. I moved to Arizona from Michigan five years ago. My major is currently business, but I’m also interested in economics, fi m and political science. Throughout high school I was involved in Student Council, Key Club, cross country, track and other activities. I am truly blessed to be a new member of the LSP family and forever thankful. Congratulations to my cohort on all of their accomplishments! I am very excited to get to know you all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria Oriene Kingsby

You can call me Tori. I’m 18 and graduated from South Mountain High School. I have lived in Arizona my whole life, but I have been lucky enough to travel. I went to China for 17 days as a student ambassador with the People to People program which was very enlightening and fun. In high school I was in about eight clubs and played tennis, very busy! We have a little rivalry in my family because my sister is a U of A Wildcat alumnus and my brother and I are ASU Sun Devils. My major is interior design and I want to get a master’s in business. I am really excited to start LSP and join the energetic environment I have witnessed!

 

 

 

Alec Kohli

Hi all. I was born in Scottsdale, Ariz., although I lived in Hong Kong and Singapore when I was younger, and spent my high school years in New Hampshire at a boarding school called Phillips Exeter Academy. As an Eagle Scout, I was involved with many of Exeter’s volunteer opportunities as a head tour guide, a student listener and through The Exonian, our school newspaper. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but I’m definitely excited to move on to the new opportunities through ASU; Barrett, the Honors College; and LSP! When I’m not in class or volunteering, I love playing sports, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and traveling. I’m also unbeatable in NBA 2K10 on Xbox 360, so feel free to take me on in a game or two. I plan to major in economics and eventually go to law school, and I’m really excited to meet everyone from LSP and to make ASU a great experience over the next several years!

 

 

Selena Kuo

Hello! I am a Corona del Sol graduate. I was born and raised in the scorching heat of Arizona, and have lived here ever since. I plan to major in business marketing and might explore some possibilities in psychology or supply chain. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, sewing, baking, spending quality time with friends and having a picnic on a fine not-summer day. I look forward to all the exciting new adventures and the lasting friendships that will be created in the years to come in LSP. Cohort of 2010, let’s make this our year – unforgettable!

 

 

 

 

Athena Myers

I’ve lived in Tucson, Ariz., all my life. In my free time I listen to jazz vinyl on my record player, go on hikes, drink coffee and bake sweet treats. I collect anything having to do with pandas, as well as glass bottles. I love the environment and aspire to be part of the movement to save it. I plan to major in business (sustainability) and am looking forward to sharing some amazing years with the caring and motivated people of LSP!

 

 

 

 

 

Allie Oaks

I’m from Nashotah, Wis. I spent my first 14 years in Indianapolis and moved to Wisconsin in 8th grade. I have loved living by lakes, and have endured countless inches of snow; I am ready to move on! I focused on school, running, community service, soaking up the sun and socializing. I was involved in diving, cross country, track, student senate, NHS, Best Buddies, Teen Leaders and Key Club! The past three years have been devoted to starting and leading the world’s largest Key Club and serving as lieutenant governor in the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district. I found my passion and purpose in life through service and I look forward to continuing that at ASU. Speech and hearing sciences is my major, but that may change! This is undoubtedly the most excited I have been; I cannot wait to live the life of an LSPer and Sun Devil!

 

Patrick Ratliff

Hello, everyone! I am one of the four out-of-state students accepted into LSP. I hail from the small, southern town of Kennett (hometown of musicians David Nail and Sheryl Crow) in southeast Missouri; and although my hometown has absolutely no similarities with Tempe, I am very excited about this new adventure. In high school I was very involved in Key Club International, where I served as the Missouri-Arkansas district governor; I was the Student Council president, captain of the varsity soccer team, historian of the FBLA chapter, voted “Mr. KHS” by the student body and selected as the “Best All-Around Student” at my graduation. As of right now, my major is political science, but I’m sure that will change with time. I love meeting new people and experiencing new things, so I am excited about starting my life at ASU, where I feel like the opportunities to excel will be endless. I am looking forward to getting involved in LSP and all of the possibilities that it brings; and more importantly, I am looking forward to spending the next four years of my life as a SUN DEVIL!

 

Ragen Riggs

I am proud to be a Sun Devil!! Wooohooo!! I graduated from Higley High School where I was involved in NHS and STUCO and was the salutatorian of my senior class. I also love to play sports! I was on the varsity volleyball, soccer and track teams throughout high school. Music is also a huge part of my life and I enjoy playing the piano and violin. I am a friendly, outgoing person who loves life and everything about it. I am so excited to have been selected for LSP, and I can’t wait for the new school year! Go LSP!

 

 

 

 

Cara Roberts

I attended Ironwood Ridge High School in Oro Valley, Ariz. I have taken Spanish for about 11 years and did a month-long study abroad the summer after my sophomore year of high school, which makes me very close to being fluent. I am also attempting to teach myself guitar and have already learned fragments of six songs. My other hobbies include creative writing, drawing and spending time with my friends. My major at ASU is speech and hearing sciences, which caught my interest because it is a hybrid between language and medicine. I cannot wait to begin this brand new chapter in my life.

 

 

 

 

Lena Snyder

Hey everyone! I am a graduate of Buena High School in beautiful Sierra Vista, Ariz.! I’ve lived in Sierra Vista my whole life so I’m really excited to experience the big city up in Phoenix. In high school I was very academically oriented, but also participated in clubs such as NHS, Tri-M, Academic Decathlon, RIF, Gifted and Talented, and Denominators. I absolutely love dance, performing and anything musical. I’ve been in more than 40 performances through the years, and hope to continue in the future. I am a Mary Kay beauty consultant and find it to be a very enjoyable job. If I’m not dancing, learning or at church, I’m probably out on an adventure! I love trying new things because there are so many experiences to be had. Traveling is so much fun; l want to see the world! I will be a student in Barrett, the Honors College, in the fall as a biochemistry/bioengineering major, and I am thrilled to be part of the LSP 2010 cohort. Go Sun Devils!!!

 

 

Kavian Toosi

Salutations! I currently reside in Scottsdale, Ariz. I am a graduate of Horizon High School, and I shall be a student in Barrett, the Honors College, at ASU, majoring in mathematics in statistics with an emphasis in pre-health. While in high school, I was the co-president of Horizon’s Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research chapter, the vice president of fundraising for Key Club, the vice president for the Society of Gentlemen Scholars, the treasurer of Spanish Honorary, and involved with more than ten other student organizations. Some of my hobbies involve playing video games (if you have Xbox LIVE and play Call of Duty, hit me up), hanging out with friends, EATING and volunteering. Some interesting things about me are that I love to dance ... everywhere, I sing along to practically every song, and I can speak Farsi fluently. As far as LSP goes, I feel so blessed to have been selected as one of the recipients of this amazing scholarship program! I am incredibly excited to be part of LSP next year, and I cannot wait to meet everyone in my new family.

 

Katrina VanKlompenberg

Hello all! I’m coming from Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz. I am majoring in journalism and mass communication at the Cronkite School. I am eager to begin the next chapter of my life, and plan to be very involved at ASU. At Perry I served as student body president, editor-in-chief of the yearbook, president of Link Crew, vice-president of Gay-Straight Alliance, captain of JV volleyball, a member of NHS and FACES, an awareness group standing for “For A Cause Educating Students.” I love to serve my community through Anytown Arizona, and truly, all I need to make me happy is my family, friends, and something to be enthusiastic about! I am thrilled to attend ASU and am looking forward to grow stronger as a leader with the 2010 Cohort.