2010 Exchange Club 9-11 Essay Winners



The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley announced the winners of the 9-11 student essay competition at a ceremony held at the San Ramon City Council meeting on October 26, 2010. Carol Rowley, San Ramon Vice-Mayor, officiated in the ceremony. Shown above are the competition winners along with members of the Exchange Club. From left to right: Judy Lloyd-Exchange Club, Trevor Carter, Mimi Evans, Kyle Harmon, Carmen Zheng, Frank Nguyen and Karen Stepper-Exchange Club President. Applicants were asked to compare the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 with Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

We want to express our appreciation to the students and families who attended the award presentation this past Tuesday. We know that many teachers and families encouraged the students to appreciate a time in history that they could not appreciate 9 years ago, and of course had not experienced the attack on Pearl Harbor. Special thanks is also extended to our wonderful sponsors: Tom Guarino of PG&E, Ken Mintz of AT&T, Steve Moore of Pacific Rim Recycling, and Uri Eliahu of Engeo.

Here is a complete list of essay winners, their schools and awards:
    High School:
  • Carmen Zheng - Oakland Technical High School - $500
  • Katarina Eng - Venture High School - $300
  • Frank Nguyen - California High School - $100
  • Demitria Rose Richard - Fame Public Charter - $100
    Middle School:
  • Trevor Carter - Pine Valley Middle School - $300
  • Mimi Evans - Windemere Ranch Middle School - $200
  • Kyle Harmon - St. Isidore Middle School - $100




Shown above are the high school competitors along with members of the Exchange Club. All participants were awarded a certificate of accomplishment.

This is a list of all high school participants:
  • Dominic Borchers - Home Schooled
  • Spencer Carter - California High
  • Leah de la Pena - San Ramon Valley
  • Katarina Eng - Venture
  • Mischa Fritz - California High
  • Erica Gilbert - California High
  • Natasha Halarnkar - California High
  • Haley Harmon - Carondolet High
  • Emily Hurt - Monte Vista High
  • Spencer Jeha - Monte Vista High
  • Jenna McNaughton - California High
  • Frank Nguyen - California High
  • Gautam Ramesh - Monte Vista High
  • Demitria Rose Richard - Fame Public Charter
  • Christopher Sankey - Monte Vista High
  • Austin Shin - Monte Vista High
  • Carmen Zheng - Oakland Technical




Shown above are the middle school competitors along with members of the Exchange Club. All participants were awarded a certificate of accomplishment.

This is a list of all middle school participants:
  • Radhika Anumukonda - Windemere Ranch
  • Trevor Carter - Pine Valley
  • Mimi Evans - Windemere Ranch
  • Maria Gilcinski - Fame Public Charter
  • Kyle Harmon - St. Isidore
  • Matthew Huang - Foothill
  • Naha Kaul - Golden View
  • Nick Martin - Stone Valley
  • Krishna Parikh - Pine Valley
  • Jack Pluth - Coyote Creek
  • Austin Strenlow - Pine Valley
  • Victor Wu - American Indian Public Charter School II
  • Emily Wu - Pine Valley