Fillmore High Alumni News
Stephanie Cone Thanks Alumni

Stephanie Cone is a 2004 graduate of Fillmore High School, and she received an alumni scholarship and three alumni Continuation Grants while attending UCLA.
Dear Members of the Fillmore High School Alumni Association,
As I prepare for graduation, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your contribution to my education. I really appreciated it during my four years at UCLA.
The time seems to have flown by. It is probably because it has been packed with fun activities, learning experiences, memories to last a lifetime and educational and career opportunities galore. I would like to take this time to share with you some of the experiences attending UCLA has afforded me. Over the past four years I have had the joy of being a part of Campus Crusade for Christ, a Christian fellowship on the UCLA campus. Most recently, I served as a bible study leader for sophomore girls. I have also been an active sister in Alpha Detla Chi sorority since my freshman year, and served for a year as President. In addition to those extracurricular activities, I have interned for three years with the UCLA Athletics Marketing Department. I had the privilege in that time to work with the women's gymnastics, softball and water polo teams as well as football and our men's basketball team. I honestly think it is the best job on campus.
I have also had great experiences inside the classroom. I am graduating UCLA with Phi Beta Kappa, college and Latin honors with a degree in business economics and accounting. Most memorably, I had two great chances to study outside of California. Last winter, I interned and did research in Washington, D.C. for three months and this past summer I took international tax and business classes
through UCLA in Paris, France. I believe that the education I have received at UCLA is unparalleled and I thank you for allowing me that opportunity. I could not have done any of these things without the help of people and organizations like you. Thank you.
Upon graduation, I will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa with Campus Crusade for Christ for a six week mission trip. Our primary goal is to support the current college ministry leaders in the country who are in large need of man power. Upon my return to the United States, I will be living in Los Angeles and working for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an accountant. I will be working in their tax division and more specifically with private and charitable foundations. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be working with such a great firm while staying in Southern California.
Thank you for your generosity. I could not have expanded my mind in the ways I have at UCLA without you.