Scholarship Winner Mariana Rocha

Congratulations Mariana!

Congratulations to our Brookside Optometric Scholarship contest winner, Mariana Rocha! Chosen on the basis of her outstanding character and work ethic, Mariana will receive a $1000 scholarship awarded by Brookside Optometric Group.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our scholarship contest. Each of our nominees was very deserving, and choosing a winner from this outstanding group was a difficult task. Best of luck to each of you as you graduate High School and move on to your future endeavors!


Taylor Low

Taylor Low

High School
Lincoln High School


Nominated by
christopher Roemer
Taylor Low's Coach

Many coaches will speak on players they've had and mention them as the hardest working, but Taylor Low truly is the hardest working student and or player I have coached and believe I will coach in my career. One's effort, energy, and commitment towards a given task can grab the attention of others and done consistently, that action speaks loudly. From the time she stepped into the picture as a 9th grader older peers to ones the same age respected her for her leadership. She encouraged and inspired others to work harder. She makes a coach's life easier and challenges a teacher to be better.

Action speaks louder than words, you can see it. From the classroom to the athletic arena, we got her 100% not just when it was convenient, but every day. Taylor doesn't work hard because someone has to ask her or remind her, but because she wants to, and that’s what it takes to achieve her best results. She is challenged by her own goals and desires to be better academically and athletically.

Leaders, don't have to be those that talk or communicate to the ones that follow, but inspire others to put forth more and want more. A majority of the kids that have been involved with her on campus look up to her as a person and as a teammate because she's dependable and proven success, her hunger to be better each and every day.

Chris Roemer
PE Teacher/Coach
 

Comments 2

Guest - Tahoni Anderson on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 20:17

Taylor is a super great leader and influencer and I know she will make it far in life wish her the best of luck in life ❤️ Love you Taylor

Taylor is a super great leader and influencer and I know she will make it far in life wish her the best of luck in life ❤️ Love you Taylor
Guest - Albert Chern on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 21:34

Taylor Low shares several APs with me, including Mrs. Landucci’s notoriously vigorous AP Calc BC. Taylor has a deep understanding of all of the curriculum we’ve gone through, demonstrated by her ability to add depth to class discussion whenever she is asked a question. (Usually it’s something that completely flies over my head, especially when we’re doing textual analysis in English...) Outside of class, Taylor has proven to be a hard worker, as she has done basketball for a number of years. I think what sets her apart from all of the other nominees is her attitude to life. She comes to class having done ALL of her homework every day, which is difficult for any student taking (5? 6?) APs, and even more difficult for an AP student athlete. And Taylor doesn’t JUST do her homework; she understands every problem and asks questions on problems she doesn’t understand, (even I skimpt out on homework sometimes because I’m just too tired) resulting in a successfully laser-focused understanding of material.

There several parallels you could draw between her life outside academia and her school life. Most things in academia are important to do, as are most other things. It is important to maintain the best of friends and uphold the best of morals, evidenced by her devotion to her friend group, as well as her method of socializing. A lot of students maintain a social life, and it’s normal (but perhaps not the most healthy) to gossip about other students or teachers. Taylor keeps gossip to a minimum, and tries to see the potential best of other people.

Good job, Taylor.

Taylor Low shares several APs with me, including Mrs. Landucci’s notoriously vigorous AP Calc BC. Taylor has a deep understanding of all of the curriculum we’ve gone through, demonstrated by her ability to add depth to class discussion whenever she is asked a question. (Usually it’s something that completely flies over my head, especially when we’re doing textual analysis in English...) Outside of class, Taylor has proven to be a hard worker, as she has done basketball for a number of years. I think what sets her apart from all of the other nominees is her attitude to life. She comes to class having done ALL of her homework every day, which is difficult for any student taking (5? 6?) APs, and even more difficult for an AP student athlete. And Taylor doesn’t JUST do her homework; she understands every problem and asks questions on problems she doesn’t understand, (even I skimpt out on homework sometimes because I’m just too tired) resulting in a successfully laser-focused understanding of material. There several parallels you could draw between her life outside academia and her school life. Most things in academia are important to do, as are most other things. It is important to maintain the best of friends and uphold the best of morals, evidenced by her devotion to her friend group, as well as her method of socializing. A lot of students maintain a social life, and it’s normal (but perhaps not the most healthy) to gossip about other students or teachers. Taylor keeps gossip to a minimum, and tries to see the potential best of other people. Good job, Taylor.
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

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This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a senior in high school in San Joaquin County for the 2019 graduating year. Students may be enrolled in public or private schools, or be home-schooled. Nominations must be successfully uploaded to the entry page by midnight on March 31, 2019.

To be considered for the scholarship, all students must be nominated by a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, pastor, or youth leader (immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to submit nominations). Nominations will be posted on the contest website and receive community feedback during the period from April 1-15, 2019.

One scholarship winner will be chosen by Brookside Optometric Group doctors based on their nomination and community feedback. The scholarship and funds will be presented to the winner in person in early May 2019—exact date to be determined by the winner.

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