Fan Receives Chinese Language, Literature Prize

Bryce Fan, a graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, received the Sadler-Skinner Prize for Excellence in Chinese Language and Literature at the Hamilton College Class & Charter Day this year.

Hamilton College, a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York, awards the Sadler-Skinner Prize annually at both an introductory and advanced level. Fan, a senior majoring in Chinese language and government, received the advanced-level prize.

Established in 1950, Class & Charter day combines a celebration of the end of classes with a commemoration of the college's charter granted in May 1812. The virtual ceremony was held May 11.

Tri-Valley Students Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Justin Johal of Dublin, Michael Blanco of Livermore, and Elizabeth Sedlak of Pleasanton have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society established in 1897.

All three are students at Saint Mary's College of California, a private Catholic college in Moraga, California.

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership and must be approved by a local chapter.

Kilday Graduates Phi Beta Kappa at Kansas

Margaret Elizabeth Kilday, from Livermore, has graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with Highest Distinction from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in psychology and minors in Spanish and anthropology. A virtual commencement was held May 17, with a traditional commencement to be held in the fall.

Phi Beta Kappa Society is the oldest academic honor society in the United States, founded at the College of William and Mary in December 1776