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Maya Hamo Is a True Scholar!

CSF president is fundraising for the future!
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Maya Hamo (far right) stands alongside her advisor, Mrs. Clark-Reed, and her cabinet members, Breanna Cuellar, Erynn Padillo, Jeanne Padillo and Sandrine Khodabakhshi.

Glendale High School senior Maya Hamo is the club president of the California Scholarship Federation on our campus. She is also an active member of the Armenian Club, the Letters for Rose Club, and the Helping Hand Club. 

Maya plays piano and is middle block/hitter for our CIF Division IV State Champion girls varsity volleyball team. Maya started playing volleyball at Wilson Middle School, but she didn’t really understand how to play until she joined the team in high school. 

The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) has always been an organization at GHS, but it wasn’t an official club on campus until this school year. Maya’s cousin is the club president of CSF at Crescenta Valley High School, where it is a very popular club, with over 300 active members. 

After talking to her cousin, Maya thought it would be a good idea to make CSF an official club at GHS as well. Maya applied for club status for CSF the second week of the school year, and she presented the idea to our ASB. CSF currently has 110 members on our campus, but Maya hopes that more underclassmen will apply for admission during the second semester. 

There are a lot of people in CSF, but they have room for more!

The main purpose of CSF is to fundraise for scholarships for our seniors. Depending on how much money the club makes, seniors can apply and receive some money to help pay for college. The first CSF fundraiser was at Round Up in September, where Maya and her club members raised over $200. Their second fundraiser was at Panda Express last week. 

Time management is important for someone as busy as Maya. Fortunately, she is currently only taking four classes, so she is able to use her free periods to study, help out with clubs, and write her college applications. 

Following graduation, Maya wants to go into the medical field, so it is important for her to earn as much money through scholarships that she can. She wants to study radiology or anesthesiology, but she isn’t yet sure which path she will take. Maya’s dream school is UCLA, but she is okay with attending any of the UCs, as she hopes to stay local.  

If you are interested in joining CSF, you can follow them on Instagram: @glendalehighcsf. They will be accepting applications for the fall semester soon, so pay attention to the morning announcements! 

You can also email club advisor, Mrs. Clark-Reed, at [email protected] for more information, and as she always says, “CSF membership is an honor, it looks great on your college transcripts, and you get gold and shiny things to wear during graduation!”

About the Contributor
Evie Richardson, Staff Writer
Evie is a freshman at Glendale High School. She is a new member of the journalism class and has been a part of the JDL for nine years. She enjoys reading and painting.
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