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Realtors present scholarships to 18 local high school seniors

Courtesy of Silicon Valley Association of Realtors
Silicon Valley Association of Realtors board director Joanne Fraser, right, presents one of 18 scholarship awards to Aashna Desai, graduating senior from Los Altos High School, at the school’s senior awards ceremony last week.

The Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, recently awarded scholarships to 18 graduating seniors from public high schools in Silicon Valley. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.

The program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The selection committee includes representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and SILVAR.

Students who received scholarships, the schools from which they graduated and the colleges and universities they plan to attend in the fall:

• Aashna Desai, Los Altos High School, UC Berkeley

• Valeria Gonzalez, Mountain View High School, Stanford University

• Ritu Channagiri, Homestead High School, Baylor University

• Arianna Morales, Gunn High School, St. Mary’s College

• Lucia Amieva-Wang, Palo Alto High School, Macalester College

• Divya Rao, Cupertino High School, Carnegie Mellon University

• Bryan Carrillo Martinez, Fremont High School, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

• Laura Herron, Los Gatos High School, UC Berkeley

• Rachel Huynh, Leigh High School, Brown University

• Emily Zhang, Lynbrook High School, Pomona College

• Chris Ikonomou, Menlo-Atherton High School, UCLA

• Clara Shen, Monta Vista High School, University of Michigan

• Edmund Zhi, Prospect High School, UCLA

• Riana Kaur Grewal, Santa Clara High School, University of Washington

• Miya Uenaka, Saratoga High School, University of the Pacific

• Alexis Weisend, Westmont High School, University of Oregon

• Kuauhtemoc Gonzalez, Wilcox High School, MIT

• Kianna Koeppen, Woodside High School, college to be determined

The Silicon Valley Association of Realtors provided information for this article. For more information, email Rose Meily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


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