Currents: Three High School Girls Awarded Scholarships to D.C. Political Summit

July 11, 2013

300x200_running_startPG&E and the nonprofit Running Start have awarded scholarships to three San Francisco Bay Area high school girls to attend a political summit for young women in Washington, D.C., this weekend.

The scholarship winners will join 300 young women, ages 14 to 35, from around the country for the organization’s Young Women’s Political Summit from July 12-14. The summit is an opportunity for attendees to hone their leadership skills and strengthen their connections in the political world.

The winners are Kelsey Wong of Fremont, Getssiva Giselle Hernandez of East Palo Alto and Tatiana Wallace of East Palo Alto.

Scholarships were awarded based on need and cover costs for travel, lodging and conference registration fees. In addition, a chaperone will help the girls navigate the conference, which will provide training that includes personal branding, social media, fundraising and campaigning. In addition, the girls will get to meet with their congressional representatives.

Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) said he was excited about the partnership of PG&E and Running Start to send Wong, who lives in his district.

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