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Three to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Three local women leaders — Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, former Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and former San Mateo County supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson — will be inducted into the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame at a reception and museum exhibit launch at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City.
For 29 years, the ceremony has been presented by the Board of Supervisors and the Commission on the Status of Women. The Hall of Fame will now have a permanent home at the history museum with a continuing digital exhibit that will incorporate past acceptance speeches, historical context, and updates on honorees, according to Christine Padilla, president of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Bill's Books award
Ruby Moreno, a freshman at Stanford University and alumna of the Peninsula Bridge Program, is the first winner of the Bill's Books award.
Ms. Moreno will receive up to $500 to use toward the cost of books in her freshman college year. The award is named in honor of former Atherton resident Bill Shaw, who organized the Circle of Champions group of donors for the annual Valpo Bowl football game between Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School benefiting Peninsula Bridge.
Peninsula Bridge is a nonprofit that builds partnerships between public and private schools to provide learning opportunities for middle school youth at private schools for four consecutive summers.
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