Ashley Pappilli and Mohamed Ahmed have been selected as this year’s recipients of the Col. J. G. Boswell Scholarships. The two Corcoran High School seniors rose to the top of the competition for the 2017-18 school year.
Both students will be able to attend any college or university of their choice in the continental United States, with tuition paid up to $25,000 per year, under conditions of the scholarship. This is the 62nd year the prestigious scholarships have been awarded.
Ashley is ranked the top student in the graduating class of 2018, and maintains a 4.3 grade point average. She scored 1340 on the SAT.
She is a four-year member of the tennis and track teams, and has been an outstanding tennis player, helping to earn CHS two Valley championships.
Serving as vice president of the Interact Club, Ashley is also a four-year member of the California Scholastic Federation (CSF) and the UC Merced Talent Search. She has been a member of MEChA, the environmental protection involvement club, the Future Business Leaders of America, the Spanish club, student voice, the color guard and academic decathlon.
With college applications mailed, Ashley has been accepted at CSU Fresno, CSU San Diego, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego. She hopes to attend UC San Diego or UC Berkeley, planning on a major in literature.
Ashley is the daughter of Catherine and Joe Pappilli.
Mohamed also ranks near the top of his class and has a long list of activities to back up his academic prowess.
He is also a four-year member of CSF and has spent two years in EPIC. A member of the Spanish club and Interact, he also has served in MEChA, student voice, the ASL Club, academic decathlon, UC Merced Talent Search and study club. Mohamed has been a member of archery and the high school pep band.
He is a four-year letterman in basketball for CHS and also played four years on the tennis team. He played a season as a member of the football team as well.
Mohamed scored 1290 on his SAT and a 27 on the ACT. He has already been accepted to UCLA, UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Fresno State University, CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State University. He’s still waiting to hear from UC Irvine and UC Berkeley, and hopes to attend either Berkeley or UCLA.
Mohamed claims the number two class ranking and shares a 4.3 grade point average with Ashley. He hopes to major in history.
He is the son of Jamal Ahmed and Nadyah Ali.