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August 4, 2015 > Shelley named as new Golden State Junior Ambassador

Shelley named as new Golden State Junior Ambassador

Submitted By Patricia Burke

Twelve year old Sierra Shelley, from Fremont, competed this year as Junior Ambassadress of Alameda County. The scholarship competition recently took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on July 23 and 24. Sierra will be entering the 7th grade at FremontÕs Walters Junior High School.

As first alternate to the title of California State Junior Ambassador, she now has the title of Golden State Junior Ambassador. She is the recipient of a $250 Educational Scholarship, and received her highest judgeÕs score in the Personality Interview.

Sierra has been involved in many programs in her school career, such as the safety patrol, student council, choir, and the girlsÕ basketball team. Academically she has earned Honor Roll and/or PrincipalÕs Honor Roll for the past three years. Her passion is singing and gymnastics and she has received a Double Grand Champion Award for a perfect talent score at the Alameda County Fair Talent Competition, a Grand Champion Award and other awards for multiple years. She is also involved with Girl Scouts and enjoys working on community projects.

ÒI am excited about representing Youth Focus, said Sierra, ÒI would like to share with other kids that helping other people is really fun and rewarding.Ó

The California State Youth Accolades scholarship competition is a prestigious youth program sponsored by Youth Focus Inc. in cooperation with the California State Fair. These two well- known, non-profit civic organizations conduct this statewide scholarship program to recognize and select outstanding youth who will represent the California State Fair and the California Fair Industry as youth ambassadors throughout the state of California. The program awards some $10,000 in educational scholarships to the young men and women of accomplishment who participate.

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