By Sally Jeun and Susan Cox
PHOTOS: Elisa Ferrari
Edison Scholar Marley Hughes, right, and his mother Leah Lieberman, left, celebrate the Los Alamitos High School senior’s $40,000 scholarship and academic achievements at the 2019 Edison Scholars reception in Rosemead.
Ana Cortez, wearing her Edison Scholars medallion, beams surrounded by family members at the 2019 Edison Scholars reception. Ana is a senior at Pioneer High School in Whittier and plans to major in bioengineering.
This year, 63 percent of the seniors will be first-generation college students.
Shout out to the 2019 Edison Scholars!
Check out this video on the left to get an insider's look at Edison International's recognition of this year's high school seniors whose academic achievements earned them $1.2 million in scholarships to pursue studies in STEM.
It was a family affair for Edison Scholar Jashandeep Lobana, whose parents joined him at the reception and celebration. Jashandeep, a senior at Henry J. Kaiser High School in Fontana, will attend Johns Hopkins University and major in neuroscience and pursue a career in medicine.
Edison Scholar Jorge Acevedo, a senior at Fillmore High School in Ventura, and his family talk with Peter Hilling, right, an SCE troubleman, during the evening’s festivities.
Karen Ly, a senior at La Quinta High School, is surrounded by her loved ones at the reception. She plans to major in bioengineering at the University of Southern California.