2010 Scholars

On Monday, June 14, 20Berkeley Community Fund Scholarship Presentation Photo Copyright: Noah Berger noahb@hotmail.com10, at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, we had the pleasure of presenting High Hopes Scholarship awards to the following outstanding Berkeley High School graduates.

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Photos of 2010 Scholarship Ceremony

Nicholas Birago

Nicholas Birago 2010

2010 Wilkins Duignan High Hopes Scholarship recipient
Amherst College

As I began my junior year, my family’s emotional and financial stress finally caught up with me. It was difficult for …

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Iris Casanova

Iris

2010 Ask.com High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

Although I have received solid academic preparation in high school, my non-academic learning in the past few years is …

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Tenzin Choeden

Tenzin C

2010 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

After my first quarter of middle school, I received an “F” in my English class. I was …

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Esperanza Cuatle-Velasquez

Esperanza

2010 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
San Francisco State University

There came a point when I questioned the reason of being on the Field Hockey team when I …

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Luis Flores

Luis

2010 Nancy and Steven Oliver High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Berkeley

My mom suffered the most. She had to take care of us, her two boys, all by …

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Dominique Fluker

DFluker

2010 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
Sarah Lawrence College

Growing up in East Oakland, California was not always appealing, well at least not to me.  My first home …

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Girma Gessesse

Girma

2010 BCF High Hopes Scholarship recipient
San Francisco State University

The obligations that come with being part of an Ethiopian family is that education is what determines one’s life, and …

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Haro Halton

Haro

2010 BCF High Hopes Scholarship recipient
Humboldt State University

Before I ever thought of college, I was a wild young boy, getting in trouble left and right. I always did …

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Jody Lyman

Jody

2010 BCF High Hopes Scholarship recipient
San Francisco State University

In the beginning of junior year, I started working at a medical office as a receptionist. I got this job …

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Aida Marin

Aida

2010 Ethel Wall High Hopes Scholarship recipient
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

I have always been a child with good marks, but I used to struggle constantly with homework.  My …

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Christina Nguyen

Christina

2010 BCF/BHS Class of 1951 High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Davis

That fact that my parents could conquer their fears when fleeing Vietnam, coupled with the feelings that …

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Fatima Rodriguez-Ortiz

Fatima

2010 Brosgart/Gross Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

An example of my dedication to school is when I gave up basketball, the sport I loved to …

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Charanpreet Sahota

Charanpreet

2010 Katie Harrick/BHSDG High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Davis

I realized that all people encounter problems on their way to success. It occurred to me that I am …

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Amanda Tornero

Amanda

2010 Gerald L. Pixley High Hopes Scholarship recipient
University of California, Riverside

I moved to the U.S. from Mexico my sophomore year, not knowing much English but just the basics. …

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Tenzin Yonten

Tenzin Y

2010 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient
University of California, Santa Cruz

I was born into a Tibetan family in exile, and have experienced an unusual life in this …

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