2013 Scholars

2013 ScholarsOn Monday, June 10, 2013 we had the pleasure of presenting a record 20 High Hopes Scholarship awards to the following outstanding Berkeley High School graduates. Visit our Facebook page, to see photos from the event.  

Van Tran

Van TranVan Tran 2013 Gilbert Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Davis Van is a hard working young woman who has managed to maintain a 4.0 grade point average even…

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Willie Scott

Willie ScottWillie Scott 2013 Meckfessel Tippett High Hopes Scholar University of California, Los Angeles Willie started his high school career as the Freshman Class Leadership President. He has also been involved…

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Jeannel Poyaoan

Jeannel PoyaoanJeannel Poyaoan 2013 Companion Group High Hopes Scholar San Francisco State University Jeannel participated in the R.I.S.E.  after school, college prep program and the IB program at Berkeley High. She…

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Lychou Phey

Lychou PheyLychou Phey 2013 Alafi Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Riverside Lychou came to the US from Cambodia in the ninth grade and is part of the student senate…

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Meriem Osman

Meriem OsmanMeriem Osman 2013 Marion Marshall High Hopes Scholar Cal State University, Long Beach Meriem has been active with Berkeley High’s Associated Student Body and with the UC Berkeley Youth Outreach…

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Jalena Keane-Lee

Jalena Keane-LeeJalena Keane-Lee 2013 BCF/BHS Class of 1951 High Hopes Scholar Wellesley College Jalena is active with the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and is the Vice President of the Berkeley…

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Sienghuy Hort

Sienghuy HortSienghuy Hort 2013 Pure Dana High Hopes Scholar San Francisco State University Sienghuy moved from Cambodia as a middle-schooler and worked hard to learn English and become successful in school.…

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Evan Ho

Evan HoEvan Ho 2013 Maggie Gee High Hopes Scholar University of California, Berkeley Evan loves animals and volunteers at the local animal shelter by walking and training the dogs there. He…

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Daniel Hernandez-Tijero

Daniel Hernandez-TijeroDaniel Hernandez-Tijero 2013 Ask.com High Hopes Scholar University of California, Santa Cruz Daniel has been an active participant in the Y-Scholars and Youth and Government programs through the YMCA. In…

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Miguel Guiza

Miguel GuizaMiguel Guiza 2013 BCF High Hopes Scholar University of California, Merced Miguel is a proud graduate of the Y-Scholars program and served as co-President of the Minorities for a Change…

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Semhal Gessesse

Semhal GessesseSemhal Gessesse 2013 Shirley and Michael Traynor High Hopes Scholar New York University Semhal enjoys giving back to her community. She has been a Bridge tutor, participated in the Y-Scholars…

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Negar Esfandiari

Negar EsfandiariNegar Esfandiari 2013 High Hopes Arts Scholar George Washington University Negar has served as Chair of Events with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Teen Council and participates in the Young People’s…

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Yoseline Escalante-Buendia

Yoseline Escalante-Buendia Yoseline Escalante-Buendia 2013 Sheila Duignan & Mike Wilkins High Hopes Scholar University of California, Irvine Yoseline has been active in the Y-Scholars program and has been vice-president and co-president of…

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Aisha Eisenberg

Aisha EisenbergAisha Eisenberg 2013 Battle Family High Hopes Scholar II University of California, Santa Barbara Aisha will be the first person in her family to attend college. In addition to working…

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Colleen Sparks

Colleen SparksColleen Sparks 2013 BCF High Hopes Scholar University of California, Santa Cruz Colleen is a graduate of the Communications Arts and Sciences (CAS) small school at Berkeley High. She is…

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Elizabeth Cho

Elizabeth ChoElizabeth Cho 2013 Tubach-Singhal High Hopes Scholar University of California, Berkeley Elizabeth has been an active volunteer with many programs including the Young People’s Program for Academic Development, Open Door…

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Yenenesh Belachew

Yenenesh BelachewYenenesh Belachew 2013 Richard K. Lashof High Hopes Scholar University of California, Davis Originally from Ethiopia, Yenenesh volunteers at Oakland Children’s Hospital and participates in the Y-Scholars program. She was…

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Anais Arias-Aragon

Anais Arias-Aragon Anais Arias-Aragon 2013 Upwards High Hopes Scholar Boston University Anais grew up in a household of visual artists having moved with her parents from Lima, Peru to the San…

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Paola Alonso Franco

Paola Alonso FrancoPaola Alonso Franco 2013 Battle Family High Hopes Scholarship I Boston University Paola has been a part of the Y-Scholars program, the Berkeley High Crew team, and Berkeley’s “District English…

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Mohammed Aledlah

Mohammed AledlahMohammed Aledlah 2013 BCF High Hopes Scholar University of California, Merced As a toddler, Mohammed moved from Yemen with his family to the United States. Throughout high school he has…

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