3 Foothill High seniors awarded scholarships by Pleasanton North Rotary

Awards recognize academic achievement, community work

Three college-bound students from Foothill High School have each been awarded $1,000 scholarships by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North.

The scholarships, provided in recognition of the students' achievements in volunteering for community work, school involvement and academic achievement, were presented during award ceremonies as the school last week.

Haley Lukas received the 2014 Stephen Parker Memorial Scholarship, which is dedicated to memory of the 1979 graduate of Foothill.

Lukas has been an extraordinary student-athlete, captain of women's soccer, track and field teams as a senior and gained community service experience by working with special needs students. She plans to enter the pre-law program at the UC Berkeley in September.

Katrina Zhu was given the 2014 Chuck Pickens Memorial Scholarship, named for Pleasanton North Rotary's first president.

Zhu is a National Merit Scholarship finalist and has served as Foothill's California Scholarship Federation Club president as a junior and senior. She plans to attend Duke University to major in chemistry or mechanical engineering. She also plans to participate this summer in Duke Engage, a summer program involving direct help for underprivileged children in a selected third world country.

Hayley Do was awarded the Robin Barnett Scholarship, which honors her life and work as a former Foothill teacher. Do was academically outstanding during her three years at Foothill.

She was active in community service, including participation in the Foothill Interact Club, a community-service program, sponsored by Rotary North. She also received the 2013 Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was active in peer-to-peer tutoring programs and volunteer work at the Pleasanton Library.

She plans to major in biochemistry in college leading toward a possible career as a physician's assistant.


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Posted by PW Reader
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Congratulations to the 3 scholarship winners! We're all proud of you and hope that your college experiences bring you wonderful opportunities along with academic success. And thank you, too, to Pleasanton North Rotary for your "investments" in our Pleasanton youth!

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Posted by Shawn F
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Jun 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Congrats to the students and Thank You to Pleasanton North Rotary for your selfless work and all that you do to help those in the community and beyond.

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