SILVAR Board Director Bill Rehbock presented the Charitable Foundation’s $1,000 scholarshiip award to Allison Barry, graduating senior from Leigh High School, last week.

The Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®, has presented the 2012 scholarship awards to 18 graduating seniors during senior awards night at the students’ respective public schools. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship.
Now in its 13th year, the Charitable Foundation’s scholarship program recognizes students who have exemplified outstanding achievements in academics, extracurricular/employment activities and community involvement. The selection committee included representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and SILVAR.
Students who received scholarships from the Foundation, the schools from which they graduated, and the colleges and universities they will be attending this fall are: Shona Hemmady, Cupertino High School (Yale University); Vicki Landaverde, Fremont High School (San Jose State University); Fiona Kelsey Flynn, Gunn High School (Cornell College); Allis Yao, Homestead High School (UC Berkeley); Allison Barry, Leigh High School (Harvey Mudd College); Jessica Shiwen Cheng, Los Altos High School (Pomona College); Morgan Gautho, Los Gatos High School (Duke University); Annie Ho, Lynbrook High School (San Jose State University); Thomas Chen, Menlo-Atherton High School (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute); Dan Guo, Monta Vista High School (Stanford University); Nikhil Nag, Mountain View High School (University of Pennsylvania); Emily Chiu, Palo Alto High School (UCLA); Jennifer Huang, Prospect High School (UCLA); Renae Zelmar, Santa Clara High School (Soka University of America); Zara Jehan Sheikh, Saratoga High School (UC Riverside); Brittany Lynn Bolden, Westmont High School (University of Pennsylvania); Noama Iftekhar, Wilcox High School (UC Berkeley); and Alison Swayne Landes, Woodside High School (Boston College).

“As we mark the 13th year of the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Scholarship program, we are very happy we are able to continue assisting the deserving winners as they embark on their college careers,” said SILVAR Scholarship Chair Nina Yamaguchi. “The seniors selected for the SILVAR Scholarship Program are among the cream of the crop. We believe through our scholarship program we can help our local youth achieve their dreams.”

SILVAR President-elect and Charitable Foundation Trustee Carolyn Miller presented the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation $1,000 Scholarship award to Vicki Landaverde, graduating senior from Fremont High School.

Thank you to the following SILVAR members who attended the senior award ceremonies at the selected high schools and presented the scholarships to the recipients: Chris Alston (Keller Williams), Carolyn Miller (Re/Max Real Estate Services), Jimmy Kang (Wells Fargo Home Mortgage), Vivian Wang (Coldwell Banker), Bill Rehbock (Coldwell Banker), Joanne Fraser (Coldwell Banker), Chris Trapani (Sereno Group), Mark Burns (Coldwell Banker), Mary Tan (Coldwell Banker), Dante Drummond (Alain Pinel Realtors), Robert Reid (Keller Williams), Nicole Maroko (Re/Max Real Estate Services), David Tonna (Alain Pinel Realtors), Russell Morris (Coldwell Banker) and Theresa Loya (Coldwell Banker).
The scholarship awards presented by the Charitable Foundation Trust are made possible by donations by SILVAR REALTORS® and affiliates. The scholarship program is a partnership effort between the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation and educators in SILVAR’s service areas. Scholarship recipients are selected from the high schools in the communities served by SILVAR members.