San Leandro High Student Attends Washington, D.C. 'Summit'

Julian Parrish, soon to start his senior year, was among the winners of a Bank of America leadership contest.


When Julian Parrish starts his senior year at San Leandro High, he'll have enjoyed a recent trip to Washington, D.C., and a paid internship with Junior Achievement of Northern California.

Parrish, who turns 17 soon, was one of five East Bay students who won those opportunities from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

He is a member of San Leandro High's Black Students Union, and has served on the city's Youth Advisory Commission. Raised in San Leandro, he attended Roosevelt Elementary School and Bancroft Middle School before going on to San Leandro High. Among other extracurriculars, he has run track.

Parrish was one of 225 students nationwide who gathered in the Capitol for what BofA called a Student Leadership Summit.

The other East Bay winners were:

  • Cara He, a recent graduate of Oakland's Skyline High School .
  • Sricharana Muppidi, a Pleasanton resident  and incoming senior at Amador Valley High School.
  • Sai Kosaraju, a San Ramon resident and incoming senior at Dougherty Valley High.
  • Zhenzheng Hu, a recent graduate of Fremont's Irvington High School.

"They are gaining valuable real-world experience that will help them develop further as leaders," said Janet Lamkin, Bank of America President, California.

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Mitch Huitema July 24, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Congrats to Julian and his family! Thanks to Patch for making sure we hear about all of these great kids we have in our public schools and all the interesting things and fantastic opportunities they are getting. We focus all too often on the crimes and the sad things that happen and seem to forget that we actually have great schools here filled with a lot of fantastic kids. We have a lot to be proud of. If we supported our schools better more of those great kids would be kept in our schools rather than going to private or parochial schools.
Leah Hall July 24, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Go Julian Parish, way to make us all very proud! In great appreciation of Julian's family, San Leandro supporting families, San Leandro public schools, Bank of America, and the city's youth advisory commission.


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