In May of 2014, the Zonta Club of Berkeley/North Bay awarded Miss Olivia Lucas of Head Royce High School in Oakland, our club’s Young Woman in Public Affairs (YWPA) award. Our club recognized her outstanding contributions to her school community, the Oakland Youth Advisory Commission, and the Centerforce Youth Advocacy Court. Olivia was further honored by being selected as the District 9 YWPA award winner, coming out ahead of honorees from at least 30 other local clubs in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada. She was awarded one of a handful of Zonta International YWPA awards at the International Convention in Orlando, Florida on July 1st.
We are proud to have hosted Olivia and her father at our May meeting.
More information about the Zonta International YWPA award program and how young women in high school and community college can apply, go here.