Phuocan Nguyen, a senior at Central Catholic High School in Portland, OR, is the recipient of this year’s Bob and Marilyn Ridgley Civics Learning Project Scholarship. The award provides $10,000 toward college tuition over four years. Phuocan is the son of Vietnamese immigrants who credits his parents with his perseverance and work ethic. A member of Central Catholic’s We the People team, he demonstrated a keen understanding of constitutional principles and civic engagement in his application. He plans to attend the University of Portland and pursue a career as a policy advisor, using the skills he developed in class and competition with teacher Geoffrey Stuckart. Congratulations, Phuocan!
pictured: Mr. Stuckart, Phuocan Nguyen, CLP Board member Crystal Lindquist (PGE)