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3 Valley teens get $10,000

first_imgThe Milken Family Foundation announced Tuesday that 16 high school seniors in Los Angeles have been named 2007 Milken Scholars. The students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship as well as access to career-related counseling, assistance with internships, opportunities to volunteer and support from a network of professionals and Milken Scholar alumni. “These students have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership and community service,” said Jane Foley, senior vice president of the Milken Educator Awards and a director of the Milken Scholars. The students were chosen from among 350 nominees based on criteria including grade-point averages, test scores, leadership and community service. Three of the scholars hail from the San Fernando Valley: Steven Chua of Chatsworth High, who will attend the University of California at Berkeley; Jocelyn Perez of Reseda High, who will go to Yale University; and Taft High’s Kimberly Solomon, who will attend Dartmouth College. The other honorees are Diana Avalos of John Marshall High; Amber Carmi-Smith of Santa Monica High; Melinda Grant of Lawndale High; Jung Hyan Lee of Beverly Hills High; Jennifer Lew of Abraham Lincoln High; Kevin Martinez of Woodrow Wilson High. Alex Melamed of Shalhevet High; Tsung Mou of West Covina High; Diego Renteria of South Gate High; Hong Sio of West Covina High; Huy Tran of Torrance High; Wyles Vance of Santa Monica High and Emmanuel Yekutiel of Harvard-Westlake High. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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