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Senior Scholarship

2021 dvhs ptsa senior scholarship winners

Each year, DVHS PTSA is proud to award a total of $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors. This year’s applicants for the "Spirit of Leadership" scholarship awards displayed a wide array of accomplishments at DVHS, how they impacted their communities, and where they see themselves in the larger world.

This year's winners are:

  1. Visakh Arora
  2. Sarah Yao
  3. Daniela Wise
  4. Jennifer Duka

Hearty congratulations to all the winners and a huge thank you to all the participants in this year's program. For questions, please contact

Our committee was impressed by the caliber of the candidates’ leadership. A few examples of our applicants' leadership experiences and contributions included:

  • The application of technology and engineering skills to lead and benefit others;
  • Environmental activism and education;
  • Artistic expression and creativity through plays, musicals, and theatre;
  • Civic leadership in journalism, Model UN, and political science;
  • Creation of non-profit organizations such as an environmental policy education platform for children; a clothing line with proceeds that benefit Mental Health America; and self-designed greeting cards that benefit Lucile Packard;
  • Volunteering thousands of hours to multiple philanthropies, community outreach, and church activities;
  • Thousands of hours dedicated to sports as Scholar-Athletes; and
  • Assuming the role of family caregiver at a young age.

Each embodied the “Spirit of Leadership” in their own amazing way.