Awards

Awards

These are the awards which I have earned from hackathon events, Model United Nations (MUN) conferences, corporations, and other competitions.

Scholarships

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Arts Scholarship

Aug 2019 Entertainment Software Association Foundation

  • The ESA Foundation established this scholarship fund to inspire future visionaries in the video game industry and encourage diversity in STEM field. The scholarship is awarded to students following their dream of earning a computer science or video game arts-related degree.

Claes Nobel National Scholarship Award

Jul 2019 The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation

  • Mr. Claes Nobel, senior member of the Nobel Prize family and co-founder of the NSHSS Foundation. The NSHSS Foundation, through scholarships, fosters the growth of graduates enrolled in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields.

SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholarship

Jul 2019 SKECHERS

  • The SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholarship provides scholarships to academically outstanding students who plan to attend a two - four-year college, university, or vocational/trade school. This scholarship is specifically designed for students with strong academic records who have excelled in all subjects and are seeking enriched academic opportunities while continuing their education. SKECHERS Academic Excellence Scholars have a strong history of academic success with a diverse set of interests and skills,

Bio-Rad Founders David and Alice Schwartz Scholarship

May 2019 Bio-Rad

  • Awarded the first-ever Bio-Rad David and Alice Schwartz Scholarship. Traveled to Hercules, CA for recognition at the Bio-Rad Laboratories Headquarters.

Foothill PTSA Scholarship

May 2019 Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

  • Awarded to top few high school students in a class of 500.

Rotary Club of Pleasanton Scholarship

May 2019 Rotary Club of Pleasanton

  • The Rotary Club of Pleasanton presents scholarships to outstanding Pleasanton high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education.

Tom and Mary Hart Memorial Scholarship

May 2019 Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc

(ISC)² Undergraduate Scholarship

Apr 2019 International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium, Inc. (ISC)²

  • Awarded to students who plan to pursue a STEM degree and have made contributions to the cybersecurity field.

eBay PowerSeller and Top Rated Plus Program Recognition

eBay (since 2014)

Awarded to the best sellers on eBay who are providing an exceptional quality of customer service, receiving high levels of positive feedback, meeting minimum sales requirements for Top Rated Seller or PowerSeller level, and shipping items quickly.

eBay Anchor Store Upgrade

eBay (November 2018 - February 2019)

Due to excellent customer feedback, eBay provided me with an “Anchor store” upgrade for the holiday season, a ~$900 value, at no charge. I shared the same benefits as large companies like Best Buy including dedicated eBay customer service.

Information and Communication Technologies Career Academy Recognition

Pleasanton Unified School District (2015-2019)

I am the 1st person to be awarded "Information and Communication Technologies" Departmental recognition. I was recognized by Foothill High School Career Technical Education (CTE) Department Chair Mr. Joshua Hill for demonstrated professional career skills in computer science.

Amazon Alexa Student Developer Diploma

Amazon Web Services (since 2017)

Awarded to students who develop an Alexa skill on their own using Amazon's Alexa Developer SDKs.

5th Place Overall and Best Security Hack

Los Altos Hacks III (March 2018)

Bug Browser

1st Place Overall

Ace Code Day (March 2018)

Pleasanton City Guide

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1st Place Overall and Best Application

CodeDay Bay Area Winter (February 2018)

Polibugs

Outstanding Delegate

CCCMUN (November 2017)

As a delegate in the World Health Organization committee, I researched and discussed solutions for the two issues on the agenda: Access to Clean Water and Sanitation and Reducing Deaths and Illness from Contamination and Pollution.

Honorable Delegation & Research Award

BMUN (March 2017)

As a delegate for Kenya in the World Health Organization Committee, I researched and discussed solutions for the two issues on the agenda: Sustainable Vaccine Practices and Financing and Improving Slum Health.

Honorable Delegation & Excellent Research Award

SCVMUN (January 2017)

As a delegate for Japan in the Disarmament and International Security Committee, I researched and discussed solutions for the two issues on the agenda: Drones in Armed Conflicts and Peacekeeping and Nuclear Weaponry in the Middle East.

15th Place of 141 Teams

Foothill High School Economics Stock Market Simulation (November 2018)

Out of 141 teams in the Foothill High School senior class taking economics during their 1st semester, I placed 15th and more than doubled the portfolio value.

AP Scholar with Distinction

CollegeBoard Advanced Placement® (2018 and 2019)

Awarded to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these AP Exams.

2018

Computer Science A

Score: 5

English Language and Composition

Score: 5

Spanish Language and Culture

Score: 4

United States History

Score: 5

2017

World History

Score: 4

National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (Fall 2017),

State of California

97th Percentile - Of the over 1,600,000 entrants for the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Competition, I was part of top 50,000 scorers.