2012 Scholars

On Monday, June 11, 2012, at The Berkeley City Club, we had the pleasure of presenting High Hopes Scholarship awards to the following outstanding Berkeley High School graduates.

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Photos of 2012 Scholarship Ceremony

Juan Azuara

2012 Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship recipient San Francisco State University

Living my childhood in Mexico and growing up as a teenager in the U.S. has made me the …

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Dariane Beamon

2012 Ask.com  High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Berkeley

In my community environment I witness everything from fights to death. On a daily basis I see more and …

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Yesenia Canada

2012 Carolyn Yee High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Los Angeles

Growing up in a neighborhood on the border of San Pablo and Richmond, where gunshots are a frequent …

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Robert Carter

2012 Richard K. Lashoff High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Santa Cruz

At this point in my life, I know that I want to find a way to make …

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Jamila Espinosa

2012 Marion Marshall High Hopes Scholarship recipient Pomona College

Growing up I saw how my parents’ job choices were limited because they did not have the opportunity to receive an …

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Leslie Gonzalez

2012 Union Bank/BCF High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Santa Cruz

Seeing my dad work so hard and still not having enough to pay for bills made me realize …

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Jay Gupta

2012 Gilbert Family High Hopes Scholarship University of California, Berkeley

My dad was one of those fathers who would leave the house before dawn, and arrive well after dusk, …

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Marcelo Gutierrez

2012 Tippett Studios High Hopes Scholarship recipient California College of Arts

My experience in the arts has been far reaching. Since beginning high school I’ve been in six theatre productions, …

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Benjamin Johnson

2012 Falik/Cohen High Hopes Scholarship recipient Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Everything was gone. I stood in the middle of the street watching my life burn down fifty feet away. …

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Marissa McMahan

2012 Katie Harrick High Hopes Scholarship recipient Agnes Scott College

Everyone wants change without violence, but most people in my community don’t know how to do it. Young people fall …

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Juwan Rohan

2012 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient Colorado College

My family’s background has had the largest influence on shaping my dreams and inspiring me to accomplish my achievements. Because …

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Jose Saavedra

2012 High Hopes for the Future Scholarship recipient University of California, Merced

In the year of 2009, as I was walking home form school, I was attached by a group …

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Meagan Scott

2012 Narsai and Venus David High Hopes Scholarship recipient Saint Mary’s College

My mother is my hero. She taught me many things growing up. She was the one who taught …

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Quan Tran

2012 BCF/BHS Class of 1951 High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Berkeley

I see three diverging paths for me in the future, and right now I am struggling …

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Bronson York

2012 Berkeley Community Fund High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of the Pacific

I grew up in the general area of Southern California. I say generally because I don’t recall a …

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Nancy Yu

2012 Wilkins/Duigan Family High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Irvine

Although my parents had little to ay about coursework or curriculum, their influence helped me discover the path forward. …

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Flora Ziprin

2012 Jessica Pers and Robert Stein High Hopes Scholarship recipient University of California, Los Angeles

One of the ways I have been working towards my goals is with my involvement …

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