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It’s a five-way tie! For the first time in our 31-year history, The Sequoia Awards awarded five students its prestigious Outstanding Student Award. The award carries a scholarship of $16,000 per student. The 2021 Outstanding Student Award winners are: Ashley Barraza-Cazares, Sequoia High School (sponsored by Nintendo of America) Janet Lara Alvarez, Sequoia High School (sponsored by the Pete
This month, we’re delighted to highlight a wonderful long-standing sponsor, the Welch-Everett Family Trust. Ed Everett and Mary Welch have had a love for The Sequoia Awards that has spanned several decades. Ed was the City Manager in Redwood City and Mary was the HR Director for San Mateo County, each for over 15 years. Both
We’re pleased to spotlight our March Sponsor of the Month W. L. Butler. Founded in 1975, W. L. Butler is a full-service general contractor committed to “Building What Matters” by creating relationships and providing superior quality and services that exceed expectations. They build for virtually every sector of the economy with a client list that
This month, we’re delighted to spotlight a long-term sponsor, San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU). Founded in 1952, SMCU is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution committed to the financial and overall wellness of their members and the communities they serve. They live that commitment through their support for local organizations and efforts that improve the quality of
Happy New Year! We’re delighted to feature long-term gold level sponsor Lyngso Garden Materials, Inc. as our January Sponsor of the Month. Lyngso was founded in the early 1950s by John and Mary Lyngso. To this day, the company remains a family-run business. Located in San Carlos, Lyngso offers everything from sands, pebbles, and boulders
To acknowledge the companies, individuals and organizations that make The Sequoia Awards possible, starting this month and continuing into next year, we’ll be introducing you to a Sponsor of the Month, And what better day to start than today, #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform
Last spring, we made a last-minute decision to cancel our 2020 awards dinner in the early weeks of COVID-19. Unfortunately, our annual dinner will not return in 2021. We are making plans for a safe and celebratory recognition event to honor our 2021 scholarship winners and honorees. Once again, we have an impressive pool of
Thanks to our friends at the Fox Theatre for helping us get the word out on scholarship applications in a big way. The Sequoia Awards was built for and by the residents of Redwood City, and we have benefited greatly from the help of our friends, sponsors, and donors. But this might just be the
While continuing her studies at John Hopkins University School of Education, Cara is beginning her first year of teaching at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School in Baltimore, MD. Read more about how you can help her inspire and educate students in this underfunded urban school.
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