Lohmann played lacrosse, ran cross country and played AYSO soccer while at Menlo-Atherton. He was the founder and president of the Ronald McDonald House Club and won the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Social Justice award for his strong grades, commitment to difficult social issues and leadership in community action.
Lohmann also received a National Merit Scholar Commendation and a President's Volunteer Service Award, was named an AP Scholar with Distinction, and was a member of the California Scholarship Federation and National Honor Society. He plans to study pre-med biological science and either international relations or anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ruiz-Venegas received awards for having a high GPA and tutoring third-graders. She also participates in her neighborhood's annual canned food drive. She will attend the University of California, Merced, with the goal of entering the medical field.
Melendez participated in soccer, drama, chorus and the girls a cappella group at Sacred Heart. She will attend Loyola Marymount University to study sociology with a goal of going into law or public policy.
The PAL program started in 2004 and has awarded more than $170,000 in scholarships. All funding is donated by Atherton residents.
For more information about the program, contact Jennifer Frew at 650-752-0503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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