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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Welcome to the PSR/Sacramento Website

-PSR/Sacramento is a non-profit, educational organization of health
care professionals and other concerned citizens committed to the following goals:

  • eliminating nuclear weapons and promoting alternatives to war and militarism as a means of resolving international conflict and addressing terrorism. Please join our 1,000 Call Campaign by contacting your elected officials to urge them to openly advocate and do everything within their power to accomplish the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. (See the Nuclear Weapons and Militarism page for details). Log your contacts by clicking on this link.
  • protecting the environment and reducing man-made contributions to global warming and pollution
  • promoting social justice, both locally and globally
  • curbing the epidemic of interpersonal violence, including gun violence, that afflicts our society (please see the Gun Violence Prevention page)
  • ensuring universal access to affordable medical care

PSR/Sacramento congratulates the winners of its 2018 High School Scholarship Essay Contest. The prompt for this year’s contest was the following quotation from the Iranian women’s rights activist, Mahnaz Afkhami:

“The connection between women’s human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development, and peace is increasingly apparent.”

At the essay contest finals dinner on Sunday, May 6, the 10 student finalists presented their essays orally, and a distinguished panel of judges from the community chose the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. A total of $15,000 in scholarships was awarded.

The winners of the 2018 PSR/Sacramento High School Scholarship Contest are pictured below. Scroll down and click on students’ names to read their essays.

2018 Essay Contest Winners (from left to right, Katherine McCabe, Theresa Wood, Olivia Fu, Amanda Nazario, Shimika Basuroy, Vidhisha Mahesh, Sarah Goold, Melanie Holst, Brenn Haydon, and Logan Ruggles)

 

 

First Place ($3,000 Scholarship)

Olivia Fu

Saint Francis High School, Sacramento

 

Second Place ($2,500 Scholarship)

Logan Ruggles

Franklin High School, Elk Grove

 

Third Place (Tie between two winners, $2,000 Scholarship each)

Katherine McCabe

Pioneer High School, Woodland

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Theresa Wood

South Sutter Charter High School, Placerville

 

Other Finalists ($1,000 Scholarship each)

 

Shimika Basuroy

Folsom High School, Folsom

Sara Goold

Woodcreek High School, Roseville

 

Brenn Haydon

Placer High School, Auburn

 

Melanie Holst

C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento

 

Vidhisha Mahesh

Folsom High School, Folsom

 

Amanda Nazario

Davis Senior High School, Davis