Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Performing Arts Center at 100 Churchill Ave. in unincorporated Woodside.
Her activism for the school renders Ms. Peterson "a force of nature," said Donna Losey, a Woodside High alumnus along with her husband and their four children,
"We all know that Karen is a Woodside High School graduate, but who knows which year because you could never guess her age by her physical appearance in her 'orange and black and white' wardrobe and her 'ever ready bunny energy,'" Ms. Losey said. (Woodside High's school colors are orange and white.)
Among her many activities, Ms. Peterson has participated in the Athletic Boosters, the PTSA, the Drama Boosters, the Music Boosters and the Shared Decision Making Council, Ms. Losey said.
"She is just about a one woman Alumni Association, giving tours to all the alumni reunion groups that request one and organizing the alumni basketball event," she said.
Ms. Peterson was named the 2016 volunteer of the year for the Sequoia Union High School District. "Her generosity, thoughtfulness, and attention to detail may sometimes go unnoticed, (although her spirited wardrobe never does) because she's moving so fast!," the award statement said. "Congratulations to you, the original Lady in Orange!"