25th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Welcome to day one. We are so honored to celebrate our graduating high school students and share their stories of trials and tribulations. Our featured student today is Daisy Zamora, a Napa High School senior. We will also be joined by Senator Bill Dodd and IGAC’s founding members, Barbara Nemko, Dan Monez, and Jim King, sharing our origin story.
Our featured students today are Abraham Ramirez and Samantha Garcia, both Vintage High School seniors. We will also be joined by our alumna and one of IGAC’s current board members, Gianna Peralta, and Greg Bennett, IGAC’s former board member.
Our featured student today is Jacqueline Perez, a Napa High School senior. We will also be joined by our alumna, Cynthia Cisneros, and Honorable Judge Ron Young.
Our featured student today is Juliana Cortez, a St. Helena High School senior. We will also be joined by one of our IGAC founders & former ED, Jim King.
Our featured student today is Alondra Sanchez, a Vintage High School senior. We will also be joined by one of our IGAC founders, Dorothy Salmon, and our current IGAC board member, John Sensenbaugh.
Today is our awards ceremony, where our students will be giving their formal speeches. We’re so proud of the passion they put into writing them and look forward to sharing them with you. We will also be joined by Ms. Watkins, college counselor, Oralia Behena Catalan, 2002 alumna keynote, and Congressman Mike Thompson. Please join us to take a moment to honor the life of our student who recently passed, Miranda Peralta. To close the event, Michael Franti, singer, and activist, shares his recent release “I’m On Your Side” music video. In Franti’s words, this song is “an anthem expressing solidarity with others around the world who are dealing with the challenges we all face.”