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Assistance League of Diablo Valley Awards $146,000 in Scholarships Congratulations, Scholarship recipients of 2016! Kneeling (L to R) Sharofidden Abdugapparov, Scholarships Co-Chair Cindi Segale, Christopher Yi, Jomari Fernandez, Barune Thapa, Scholarships Co- Chair Lesley Salo; middle row (L to R) Erica Wagoner, Justine Rawlings, Antonio Chavez-Islas, Carl Damon Wiley, Alejandro Hernandez, Opal Franklin, Marina Edwards, Angelica Singh; standing (L to R) Terra de Haan, Jules Mc Clary, Jenna Weathers, Ahmadullah Hasani, Lillian Hunter-Reay, Tajh Elliott, Julie Ho, Vanessa Cortez-Avila, Dannesha Lewis, Bob Zhou, Liliana Calderon, Ines Torres and Brittany Chauvin. Since 1999, Assistance League® of Diablo Valley’s Scholarships program has provided financial and emotional support to high school, community college, and university students who express a desire to advance through educationby maintaining a designated grade point average, volunteering in campus and community projects, and charting an academic time line. While the aforementioned requirements document both academic and community achievements, the interview phase gives the Scholarships Committee members invaluable insights as to how these aspiring nurses, police officers, physicians and computer scientists have overcome substantive challenges. One young man in Pittsburg who found himself without transportation to the interview rode his bicycle to Walnut Creek. Another candidate related how he longed for the day when he could tell his widowed mother that she did not have to worry about his college expenses. As in previous years, the desire to excel prevailed. High School awardees include Liliana Calderon, San Raphel High School; Sharofiddin Abdugapparov and Julie Ho, Pinole Valley High School; Alejandro Hernandez, Middle College High School, San Pablo; Christopher Yi, Aspire Richmond Academy; Jomari Fernandez, Pittsburg High School; Juels Mc Clary, Deer Valley High School, Antioch; Tajh Elliott, Freedom High School, Oakley; Carl Damon Wiley, Jr., De La Salle High School, Concord; Matthew Cawley, Brittany Chauvin, College Park High School, Concord; Lillian Hunter-Reay, Miramonte High School, Orinda; and Tiffany Bui, Sierra High School, Manteca. Community College recipients include Ysidra Camarena, Antonio Chavez-Islas, Vanessa Cortez-Avila, Ahmadullah Hasani, Charrell Sherman, Ines Torres and Rubie Villela, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg; Valeria Avila, Opal Franklin, Contra Costa College, San Pablo; MaryAnn Ching, Marina Edwards, Dannesha Lewis, Erica Wagoner and Bob Zhou, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill. A L I V E E A S T 18 B A Y a u g u s t 2 0 1 6


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