The Fresno Bee covered the B’nai B’rith Fresno Unit's awarding of Clovis High School senior Graham Hauss with the B’nai B’rith Student Athlete Award this week for his accomplishments as a state champion swimmer and in the classroom – where he boasts a 4.48 GPA. Hauss will receive at $2,500 college scholarship.
The B’nai B’rith Fresno Unit has given out more than 700 scholarships to “students in the Fresno-Clovis area who combine athletic and academic skills.”
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Clovis High School senior Graham Hauss was presented the 2017 B’nai B’rith Student Athlete Award on Monday night.
“It’s truly an honor,” said Hauss after receiving a standing ovation at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Building.
In addition to his 4.48 GPA, Hauss is a water polo and swimming standout. In swimming, he is a six-time Central Section champion, three-time state champion and twice was named a Fresno Bee All-Star. Hauss is also member of the California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society and Inter-School Council.
“I couldn’t be more proud,” said his mother, Jennifer Hauss, as she teared up.
The B’nai B’rith Fresno chapter started in 1951 and since then has awarded over 700 students scholarships. The organization awards students in the Fresno-Clovis area who combine athletic and academic skills.
Each nominee received a $500 scholarships and a $2,500 scholarship was awarded to the overall winner.
All nominees are evaluated on his or her athletic ability (65 percent), scholastic ability (25 percent) and community and school activities (10 percent).
Sasha Solano-McDaniel of Edison High was awarded the Irving Negin Academic Award for the highest GPA among the nominees. McDaniel has a GPA of 4.77. While taking 26 semesters of Advanced Placement classes, she has never received less than an A.
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