May 19, 2017
WALNUT, CA--Walnut High senior Evan Sentoso has been selected as a 2017 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The scholarship award identifies student-athletes who excel in the classroom, athletics, and are strong contributors to their schools and communities.
Sentoso is a two-sport athlete participating in cross country and track and field. His commitment to his studies earned him class valedictorian status, AP Scholar with honors as well as Junior Honor Guard accolades.
The teen is also involved at Walnut High as a member of the Class of 2017 Cabinet, Future Business Leaders of America, and Hip Hop Club. He will be attending UCLA next year.
“Evan is invested in making his high school and community a better place for those who are less fortunate,” said GLC Sonia Nunez.
Athletic Director Jerry Person adds, “Evan is the true definition of scholar-athlete. He could not have raised himself to this level without strong character, hard work, sacrifice, commitment, integrity, fun and persistence.”
This year’s two winners, Sentoso - Southern Section and Erica Barrett - San Diego Section, were selected from a pool of 263 candidates representing 1,582 CIF member schools statewide.
The State Capitol and Senate and Assembly Floors will honor the CIF Scholar Athletes on Thursday, May 25 in Sacramento. In addition, they will receive a $5,000 scholarship award.
Adversities in and out of school have continually tested the depth of my character,” states Sentoso.
“However, by developing a resilient mindset to bounce back from these hardships, I have accomplished more than I could ever imagine.”
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” he added.
Walnut High senior Evan Sentoso has been named a 2017 CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year.