Nearly 130 students at Palo Alto High School Friday earned the President's Award for Volunteer Service after volunteering 100 hours or more of community service within 12 consecutive months.
Paly Principal Phil Winston joined the school's Community Service Coordinator Christina Owen and Palo Alto Director of Secondary Education Debbra Lindo in presenting the awards in a ceremony during the school lunch break.
Thirty-one students earned "gold" awards, representing 250 or more hours of service; 10 won "silver" awards, with 175 to 249 hours; and 85 won "bronze" awards representing 100 to 174 hours.
All told, the awards handed out Friday represent more than 17,000 hours of student service in the categories of humanitarian work, health and safety, animals and environment, education, seniors and disabled, food and shelter, civic engagement, homes and construction, sports and more.
The following students received awards Friday:
Grade 9: Tal Algomy, Kenny Vi, Ryan Wong.
Grade 10: Charlotte Bamy, Fariha Beig, Israq Beig, Yursa Beig, Sara Billman, Cecile Bourbonnais, Christine Chang, Matthew Ersted, Grace Fang, Simon Fox, Francis Ge, Clare Gill, Yasna Haghdoost, Alvin Kim, Megan Lewis, Raymond Li, Jeffrey Ling, Colin Patterson, Mia Polansky, Amelia Saliba Long, Henry Solomon, Samantha Solomon, Jaqueline Woo, Edward Yeung, and Molly Zebker.
Grade: 11: Aaron Bajor, Madeline Berger, Paige Borsos, Samantha Borsos, Emily Brown, Meghan Byrd, Elise Bruguera, Sam Carilli, Clay Carey, Jillian Chacon, Joseph Christopherson, Laura Cui, Peter Dennis, Skylar Dorosin, Caroline Binger, Naomi Epstein, Corey Garcia, Heather Gaya, Zoe Greene, George Han, Karine Hsu, Micaela Kaye, Sonya Kohli, Daniel Kosaka, Justin Krasner-Karpen, Allen Lee, Melanie Leng, David Lim, Alex Liu, Kyle Liu, Zeyu Liu, Christopher Ma, James Maa, Caroline Martin, Layla Memar, Emilie Merckling, Xavier Mignot, Emma Miller, Sarah Miller, Andrea More, Neena Pai, Nishant Pol, Riki Rattner, Felicity Short, Nikolai Solgaard, Lily Stoschek, Skyler Tom, Keon Vazir, Nikki Whitson, Charles Zhang.
Grade 12: Anthony Ambrosio-Meir, Emily Benatar, Ryan Brenner, George Brown, Susannah Cai, Patrick Carilli, Lucas Chan, Chloe Chen, Justin Choi, Emily Efland, Marie Furter, Cory Garcia, Nadav Gavrielov, Anna Glaves, Amanda Groziak, Kevin Han, Thomas Harrington, Irene Hong, Julia Howard, Athena Huang, Sarah Jacobs, Shireen Jaffer, Shireen Kaboli, Alexandra Kershner, Erin Kiekhaefer, Albert Lin, Graham Marchant, Jackson Moses, Divya Ramakrishnan, Wes Rapaport, Neda Ronaghi, Laura Rossiter, Andrew Scola, Rachel Shaffer, Alexandra Simpson, Jacob Stern, Samara Trilling, Camille Von Kaenel, Manon Von Kaenel, Quinn Walker, Julia Wong, Jordan Zenger.
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