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Anaheim Mayor's Techscholar Winners Honored Today With Free Laptop Computers
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 19, 2009) - City of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle presented free laptop computers to the 41 winners of the 2009 Mayor's TechScholar Program at a ceremony this afternoon at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center.  The students also received up to two years of free internet service, compliments of Time Warner Cable.

The Mayor's TechScholar Program, established in 2006 by Mayor Pringle, offers sophomore or junior high school students residing in Anaheim the opportunity to compete for a free laptop and internet service.  This year 16 public, private and alternative schools participated in the competition. 

"The Mayor's TechScholar ceremony is an event I look forward to every year," said Mayor Pringle.  "The competition clearly shows Anaheim's future leaders are on the horizon.  Since 2006 we have given 167 laptop computers to our young residents, and we could not do this without our generous sponsors.  I am grateful to them for continuing their support of this program."

The names of this year's winners are listed below.

Anaheim High School:  Neda Arora, Jonathan Carmona, Julio Cortes, Jesse Gutierrez, Bryan Ortiz
Canyon High School:  Jaclyn Kerr, Darius Ho, Carl Moos, Katherine Muller
Cornelia Connely:  Brooke Showalter
Cypress High School:  Julian Castiblanco, Emile Samp
Esperanza High School:  Donna Oakland, David Nauta
Fairmont Prep Academy:  Dhavel Patel
Katella High School:  Rossini Batino, Sarai Urzua
Loara High School:  Munier Abdo, Victor Barranco, Estefani Bautista, Angie Garcia, Alexandria Harris
Magnolia High School:  Ionatan Cauneac, Carlos Leon, Johanna Prado, Geovanny Sanchez
Oxford Academy:  Hayden Higger, Alvina Hinh, Simon Huang, Katie Krebs, Mona Moucharrafie
Savanna High School:  Erika Adre, Moises Andrade, Steven Climber, Zaira Mora, Marcos Munoz
Western High School:  Anissa Garcia, Neekita Patel, Neha Patel
Laris High School/Gilbert South:  Melinda Gonzelez
Servite High School:  Dylan Joss

The students selected as this year's winners completed the application and wrote on this selected essay topic:   Anaheim's unofficial motto or marketing slogan is: "Where the world comes to live, work and play."  If you were to write a new slogan for the City of Anaheim, what would it be?"  The students were asked to explain their answers and include an idea on how this concept could be marketed to the public.  

The Mayor's TechScholar program was sponsored this year by Time Warner Cable, AT&T, EDS, and Anaheim Public Utilities. For more information please contact Ruth Ruiz, Public Information Specialist, City of Anaheim, at 714-765-5060 or rruiz@anaheim.net.


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