Caylee-FalvoEmployee, $5,000, UC Berkeley, Sports Medicine

Caylee Ann Falvo’s five-year summer stint volunteering and working at the San Diego County Fair has given her self-confidence, she reports. Dealing with a chronic, worsening knee problem from competitive soccer inspired this inquisitive student sporting a 3.92 GPA at Sunset High School to delve into anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Caylee plans to use the scholarship to attend UC Berkeley, where she is considering a career in sports medicine or physical therapy. One Sunset High instructor, Naida Malchiodi, says of Caylee, “This intelligent, self-directed, sensitive young woman reminds me of why I chose to teach.”