4.0 & Above Program

The 3rd Annual 4.0 & Above Program 

The Big Fresno Fair and Fresno County Office of Education, along with valued sponsors Friends of the Fair, EECU, Toyota and Univision Fresno partnered to give BIG REWARDS to high achieving Fresno County high school students through the 4.0 & Above Program at the 2013 Big Fresno Fair. This program invited all Fresno County high school students whose cumulative GPA is 4.0 or above as of June 2013 to The Big Fresno Fair for free on Opening Day, Wednesday, October 2, 2013. All qualified students that attended had the opportunity to enter-to-win a 2014 Toyota Corolla S, scholarships and other assorted prizes at a rally-like presentation in the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand as a reward for their academic success.  
 
The 4.0 & Above 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 high school principal and their site coordinators to encourage students to work hard all year round to keep up their grades for a lifetime of rewards. 
 

This year, 5,000 Fresno County students, family, friends and school officials packed the Grandstand for the official drawing on Opening Day of the Fair. Out of the 52 schools invited to the 4.0 & Above Program awards ceremony, 46 schools attended with the hopes that their students will walk away with prizes. Sanger High School had the highest number of winners with six students walking away with scholarships, bikes and iPads. Below see below photos of all the winners for 2013:

 
Victor Quintos of Central East High School won a 2014 Toyota Corolla S 
in return for his 4.0 & Above GPA! Congratulations Victor!
 

Vincent Strykers
Sanger High School
Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship

Elizabeth Dominguez
Roosevelt High School
Bob & Brent Smittcamp Scholarship

Mitchel Stokes
Buchanan High School
Butler Amusements Scholarship

Shaelyn Topolovec
Sanger High School
Fresno Police Officers Association Scholarship

Melese Crozier
Edison High School
Gayle Shapazian Baddin Scholarship

Andrew Marrash
Sanger High School  
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Der Manouel  Jr. and Lisa & John Bonadelle Joint Scholarship

Brandon Haroldsen
Kingsburg High School
Vartan Family Scholarship

Madeline Kumagai
University High School
Yrulegui Family Scholarship

Alyssa Valdivia
Edison High School
Credit Card Guys, Inc. Scholarship

Vanessa Balanon
Sanger High School
Mid-Valley Disposal Scholarship

Melanie Nguyen
Clovis High School
Mongoose Mountain Bike

Angela E. Rivas
Orange Cove High School
Mongoose Mountain Bike

Ryan Chen
Sanger High School 
Schwinn Mountain Bike

Megan Chumley
SunnysideHigh School
Mongoose Mountain Bike

Daniel Rangel
Firebaugh High School
Genesis Mountain Bike



Aaron Grisez
Buchanan High School
Schwinn Mountain Bike

Malik Mendoza
Clovis West
Apple iPad

Desirae Vazquez
Sanger High School
Apple iPad

Jennifer Lugo
Edision High School
$100 Visa Gift Card

Maverick Howard
Immanuel High School
$100 Visa Gift Card

Emily Veith
Central East High School
$100 Visa Gift Card

Click here for the complete press release announcing all winner. For more information about The Big Fresno Fair's annual 4.0 & Above Program, please email fairpr@fresnofair.com.