2014 Scholars

On Monday, June 9, 2014 we had the pleasure of presenting a record 23 High Hopes Scholarship awards to the following outstanding Berkeley High School and Berkeley Technology Academy graduates. Visit our Facebook page, to see photos from the event.

Katherine Acosta-Hernandez

ahp_018aKatherine Acosta-Hernandez Jascha Pohl Memorial High Hopes Scholar University of California, Riverside Katherine will be the first person in her family to attend college. She was an active member of…

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Nuha Al Ammari

NuhaNuha Al Ammari Saul Zaentz High Hopes Scholar San Francisco State University Nuha’s family emigrated from Yemen, looking for a better future in America. She participated in the Bridge program…

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Alejandra Alas

ahp_021aAlejandra Alas Gilbert Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Santa Barbara Alejandra participated in the RISE program, the CORO Leadership Program and was active in student leadership at Berkeley…

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Alfonso Alonso

ahp_041aAlfonso Alonso Ask.com High Hopes Scholar San Diego State University Alfonso is passionate about soccer and played on the Berkeley High School team for four years. As a senior, he…

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Raekwon Dallett

ahp_009aRaekwon Dallett Shanks Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Los Angeles Raekwon is part of the International Baccalaureate program, considered to be one of the most academically rigorous programs…

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Yakira Evans

ahp_035aYakira Evans Oliver-Winkel Sahm High Hopes Scholar University of California, Merced Yakira participated in the Bridge program at Berkeley High School, was an intern with the Tobacco Use Prevention Education…

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Kayla Garrett

ahp_044aKayla Garrett BCF High Hopes Scholar Cal Poly, P0mona Kayla has participated in student leadership in the Academy of Medicine and Public Service (AMPS) at Berkeley High School, is a…

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Refujio Gonzalez

ahp_038aRefujio Gonzalez Marion Marshall High Hopes Scholar Barnard College Refujio earned a 3.9 GPA in the most challenging curriculum (International Baccalaureate) at Berkeley High School and tutors students in the…

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Nora Jang

ahp_030aNora Jang Brosgart-Gross Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Davis Nora is a Y-Scholar, and active in many high school activities: she is the manager and photographer of her…

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Merewan Jemal

JEMALMerwanMerewan Jemal Sheila Duignan and Michael Wilkins High Hopes Scholar San Francisco State University Merewan endured a long journey from Eritrea via Sudan and Egypt to be re-united with his…

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Priyanka Jindal

Priyanka JindalPriyanka Jindal Vizas Family High Hopes Scholar San Francisco State University Priyanka is part of the Y-Scholars program and captain of the Varsity Cheer Team at Berkeley High School. As…

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Tehan Ketema

KETEMATehanTehan Ketema BCF/BHS Class of 1951 High Hopes Scholar University of Wisconsin-Madison Tehan has served as Student Body President at Berkeley High School, participates in the Y-Scholars program and the…

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Junming Li

Junming LiJunming Li Battle Family High Hopes Scholar San Jose State University Junming has been a member of the Badminton Team and co-president of the English Language Learner’s (EL) book club.…

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Sophia Liu

Sophia LiuSophia Liu 2014 BCF High Hopes Scholar Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Sophia emigrated from China with her father at a young age, reuniting with her mother seven years later.…

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“Jake” Hao Ma

ahp_032aJake Hao Ma 2014 BCF High Hopes Scholar Humboldt State University Jake emigrated from China when he was fourteen years old. He spoke no English and had to quickly adapt…

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Julia Maciel

ahp_040aJulia Maciel 2014 BCF High Hopes Scholar San Jose State University Julia has participated in the annual Berkeley Turkey Distribution, the Police and Life Academy of Youth Program and joined…

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Amanda Medina

ahp_016aAmanda Medina 2014 Goodin Family High Hopes Scholar University of California, Davis Amanda has been involved in student leadership at Berkeley High School and the Minorities for a Change Club.…

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Monte Metal

ahp_046aMonte Metal 2014 Lakireddy Family High Hopes Scholar Columbia University Monte has participated in the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) learning community at…

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Lyheng Phey

ahp_028aLyheng Phey 2014 Battle Family High Hopes Scholar California Polytechnic University, Pomona Lyheng is a recent immigrant to the United States from Cambodia. He was separated from his mother for…

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Evangelina Sanchez

ahp_045aEvangelina Sanchez 2014 BCF High Hopes Scholar California State University, East Bay Evangelina enjoys dancing. She is part of an Aztec dance group called Cuauhtli Mitotiani Mexica and also participates…

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