In an on-field ceremony, Ashley Andrada
, 17, was awarded a StanPac Scholarship
in recognition for her
work in the classroom and community.
"It was really an honor to be awarded for doing good in school," she
said."I'm just really glad I got the scholarship and was able to have a fun experience."
With a 4.2 grade-point average, Andrada
has received National Achievement Semifinalist honors and a National Merit commendation.She
currently holds the office of Region Four (Bay Area) government relations director for the California Association of Student Councils
will receive $1,000 from Standard Pacific Homes of Northern California as part of the scholarship.
The organization developed the StanPac Scholarship
Program to help ease the financial burden of college for high-achieving students with financial need.
This year, more than 30 scholarships were awarded to graduating high school seniors. Andrada, who also serves as commissioner on the Hayward Youth Commission, plans to attend college on the East Coast and pursue a career in political science or social studies.