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March 12, 2008 > Academic Achievement winners

Academic Achievement winners

Submitted By Dara Tom

Seven high school seniors from throughout Alameda County have been selected as the county's Academic Achievement winners and will be honored at a gala dinner in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 11.

"We are proud to be honoring these seven students from Alameda County with this first Academic Achievement award created by the Governor and Secretary of Education," said Alameda County Schools Superintendent Sheila Jordan. "These students represent the best and brightest of Alameda County and we look forward to more great accomplishments from them in the years to come."

The students were selected based on their grade point average, extracurricular activities and community service. The students are (in alphabetical order by district):

Jacqueline Quinn, Albany High (Albany USD)

Erica Solanki, Castro Valley High (Castro Valley USD)

Nicole Hui, Newark Memorial High (Newark USD)

Jacob Andreas, Piedmont High (Piedmont USD)

Sarah Lewis, Foothill High (Pleasanton USD)

Roger Lau, San Leandro High (San Leandro USD)

Luis Alvarez, San Lorenzo High (San Lorenzo USD)

The Academic Achievement award was created by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Secretary of Education Dave Long to recognize the top 177 top academic high school students in California. The students will be honored at a dinner at the Convention Center in Sacramento on Tuesday, March 11.

The Secretary of Education will select 25 students out of the 177 county-level winners from around California for the All-State Academic Team.

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