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Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame

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!"

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7 people like this
Posted by Ruth West
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm

So proud of our community treasure, Karen Peterson! She has done so much for our community, with grace and professionalism, I am so glad she is being recognized!


3 people like this
Posted by Dana Sanderson
a resident of Woodside: other
on Apr 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Karen was also Grand Marshall of the Woodside May Day Parade in recognition of all of her efforts on behalf of Woodside School. We were so lucky to have her during our WES years!


2 people like this
Posted by Brenda Norwood
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Brenda Norwood is a registered user.

congrats!


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