Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 10, 2011

Weekly awards college scholarships to eight students

Holiday Fund supports students who have given back to community

Every year, community contributions to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund are used to support local nonprofits as well as provide $1,000 scholarships to high school students who have been active in community service.

"We are able to award college scholarships to eight graduating high school students, recognizing them for their outstanding service involvement." Amy Renalds, promotions director for the Weekly, said of the annual grants.

The students represent four different schools and numerous nonprofits. Palo Alto High School's Cory Fung has been involved with the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo as well as the Palo Alto High School Library. Menlo-Atherton High School's Dalila Adofo was involved with East Palo Alto environmental service and urban-development programs.

The students and the colleges they plan to attend in the fall are:

Menlo Atherton High School

Dalila Adofo

San Francisco State University

Daisy Navarro

College of San Mateo

Gunn High School

Elliot Akama-Garren

MIT

Lucia R. Christensen

Middlebury College

Palo Alto High School

Kevin Ward

Howard University

Cory Fung

University of Oregon

Woodside High School

Nicholas Kasser

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Lan Huong Nguyen

San Francisco State

— Aaron Guggenheim

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