Amador Valley High

Three Amador Valley High School graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Pleasanton-based Go Green Initiative, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness.

This year’s Local Leaders of the 21st Century scholars are Carolyne Geng, Toni Gomez, and Jessica Luan.

The students were selected for their dedication to the Amador Valley Local Leaders Club and their “commitment to improve their school, community and natural environment,” according to the Pleasanton-based Go Green Initiative, which sponsors the program.

Among their activities during the 2019-2020 school year were presentations to local businesses, Mandatory Recycling Ordinance training for Pleasanton Senior Center staff, social media campaigns, and managing recycling and compost bins on the Amador Valley High School campus.

Luan, who will receive a $1,000 scholarship, will be attending Duke University in the fall to pursue a major in public policy and global health. Geng, who plans to attend Northwestern University to pursue a double major in anthropology and economics, will receive $750 from the Go Green Initiative, while Gomez, who plans to attend Iowa State University to study pre-veterinary sciences, will receive $200.

The Local Leaders of the 21st Century program is designed to help high school students understand how local public policy and industry work together to implement and maintain critical community systems, including energy, waste, water, and food.