4.0 & Above Program

The 5th Annual 4.0 & Above Program

All of those long hours spent hitting the books are already paying off! The Big Fresno Fair and Fresno County Office of Education, along with valued sponsors Friends of the Big Fresno Fair, EECU and Toyota have partnered to once again give BIG REWARDS to high-achieving Fresno County students grades 8 – 12 with the 4.0 & Above Program.  That’s right, new this year we’ve added 8th grade students to the Program to allow them a chance to win BIG!

This scholastic achievement program invites all Fresno County 8th – 12th grade students whose academic performance has awarded them a 4.0 grade point average or above as of June 2015 to The Big Fresno Fair for free on Opening Day, Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Qualified 8th grade students will have the chance to win scholarships, iPads and bikes! Then 9th – 12th grade students will have the chance to win those same prizes PLUS a 2015 Toyota Corolla during an official 6:30 p.m. drawing in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand. Students will receive their 4.0 & Above Program brochure and entry pass in mid-September from your school.

The 4.0 & Above Program was expanded to include 8th grade students in Fresno County to further broaden the reach and impact of encouraging students to work hard in school. Furthermore, this Program allows the Fair and its partners to recognize these students for all their hard work and incredible scholastic achievements. It also provides the opportunity for all Fresno County School District Superintendents, their Board Presidents, plus each public, private and charter Jr. High and High School Principal and their Campus Culture Directors to encourage students to work hard all year round to keep up their grades for a lifetime of rewards.

Last year, over 5,000 Fresno County students, family, friends and school officials packed the Grandstand for the official drawing on Opening Day. Out of the 49 schools invited to the 4.0 & Above Program awards ceremony, 48 schools attended with a total of 24 students going home with prizes. None more thrilled than Michelle Reinaga of Washington Union High School who proudly walked away with a new 2014 Toyota Corolla.

“The future leaders of our community deserve to be recognized in a big way. The Big Fresno Fair is proud to honor the brightest students by rewarding them for their hard work year-round,” stated John C. Alkire, CEO of The Big Fresno Fair. “We are incredibly excited to expand this Program to include 8th grade students and hope it has an impact on encouraging them to work hard in school!”

For more information about The Big Fresno Fair's annual 4.0 & Above Program, please email fairpr@fresnofair.com.

We would like to again congratulate all of the 2014 winners of the 4.0 & Above Program. The Big Fresno Fair along with our partners wish you much success on your academic endeavors! Keep working hard and studying!

 
Michelle Reinaga of Washington Union High School won a 2014 Toyota Corolla
in return for her 4.0 & Above GPA! Congratulations Michelle!
 


Jacob Garnica
Sanger High School 
Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship


Michael Schiefer
Central West High School
Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship

 


Savanna Conway
Washington Union H.S.
Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship


Cali Peang
Sanger High School
Butler Amusements Scholarship


Cheyanne Salery
Fresno High School
Credit Card Guys, Inc. Scholarship


Travis Walker
Fowler High School
Fresno Police Officers Association Scholarship


Mayahuel Garcia
Edison High School
Humana Scholarship


Adam Clark
University High School  
Mid Valley Disposal Scholarship


Ivanna Avellaneda
Parlier High School
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Der Manoeul Jr. Scholarship


Jacqueline Melchor
Edison High School
Vartan Family Scholarship


Herman Gill
Selma High School
Vartan Family Scholarship


Emily Alkire
Clovis High School
Gayle Shapazian Baddin Scholarship


Yasmin Garza
Edison High School
Yrulegui Family Scholarship

 

 


Rodrigo Gutierrez
Edison High School
Apple iPad


Samantha Patrick
Clovis High School
Apple iPad


Angel Chamosa
Edison High School
Apple iPad


Elena Chittum
Clovis High School
Mountain Bike


Ethan Turner
Design Science High School
Mountain Bike


Andrew Nelson
Central High School
Mountain Bike


Alejandra Leija
Parlier High School
Mountain Bike

 


Mai Vue Lee
McLane High School
$100 Visa Gift Card


Tenny Soh Feigel
Sanger High School
$100 Visa Gift Card


Shaley Davis Jackson
Kingsburg High School
$100 Visa Gift Card