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 9, 2012. Bill Clarkson, San Ramon Mayor, officiated in the ceremony. Shown below are the competition winners along with members of the Exchange Club.
High School Winners
From left to right: Alec Zhang, Caleb Choi, Spencer Carter, Bianca De, Gautam Ramesh (3rd Place), Waverly Runion (1st Place). Exchange Club members: Karen Stepper, Bill Clarkson, Richard Price, Dominique Yancey
Middle School Winners
From left to right: Dian Choi (2nd Place), Cameron Hui, Lauren Hue (3rd Place), Varchini Sitarama (1st Place) Exchange Club members: Karen Stepper, Bill Clarkson, Richard Price, Dominique Yancey
Elementary School Winners
From left to right: Melanie Watkins, Andrea Yu (2nd Place), Sophia Krakowsky (1st Place) Exchange Club members: Dominique Yancey, Karen Stepper, Richard Price, Bill Clarkson
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.