Santa Clara University

The Johnson Scholars Program

Raymond Whelan '17

Hometown: San Mateo, California
High School: Junipero Serra High School
Major: Economics and Finance

Raymond Whelan served as president of the student body and was founder and president of the Junipero Serra High School Democracy Live Club. He was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, was awarded a National Merit Scholarship as a designated National Merit Scholar and has been recognized by the San Mateo County Bar Association for his skill in debate and speech on his high school Mock Trial Team. Ray earned the designation of National AP Scholar. He was awarded his graduating class' General Scholastic Excellence Medal, Service Medal, and was selected co-Valedictorian. Ray was a member of the cross country and track and field teams for four years. He was a CSF Life Member and a member of the National Honor Society. Attentive to the needs in his community, Raymond volunteers at the Mills Estate Villa Senior Home and the Second Harvest Food Bank.