2022 RAGE Scholarship Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement and Service to the Community
Each year, Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer Club recognizes and rewards scholar-athletes who demonstrate RAGE excellence in academic achievement and service to the community. Two $2,000.00 scholarships for college are awarded to high school seniors who plan to attend a 4-year or 2-year college, or a vocational or art school, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. Applicants are considered based on the following criteria: academic achievement; commitment to volunteerism/service; and number of years playing for RAGE. In addition, an essay is submitted defining one of the RAGE core values (Respect, Attitude, Greatness, Expectations) and explaining how the value is learned while playing soccer and serving the community.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Samantha has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 11 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003/2004 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Samantha has a GPA of 4.1 and has committed to playing college soccer at Emory University where she will major in Quantitative Sciences and Business.
To date, Samantha’s awards and accomplishments include the Pleasanton Community of Character Award for Responsibility; four-year Varsity letter for both Soccer & Track, and Co-Captain her senior year; CIF President’s List for Varsity Soccer; NCS/CIF Scholar-Athlete Award; two-time East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Second Team Award recipient; Pleasanton RAGE Scholar-Athlete Award.
Equally important and inspiring is Sam’s long list of community service and outreach, specifically her involvement in the following school clubs, and also church-based programs that minister to children: Helping Hearts, as a volunteer with a mission to help end homelessness; UNICEF, as a member and an officer, participating in fundraisers and volunteering at food banks and kitchens to support an organization working to provide equal opportunities for children around the world; Vacation Bible School; Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child; and Awana, where she spent her Friday nights teaching Bible lessons, playing games, and doing projects with children.
Samantha chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic. She says that “wearing the orange jersey represents the lessons that RAGE has taught me. The most important to me being that my attitude matters more than my abilities. If I have the right mindset, improvement will follow.”
Sadie has played soccer for Pleasanton RAGE for 14 years, most currently as a member of the Competitive Program on the 2003/2004 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) team.
A senior at Foothill High School, Sadie has a GPA of 4.17 and has committed to playing college soccer at Claremont McKenna College where she will major in History.
To date, Sadie’s academic awards and honors include the Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship Award; AP Scholar with Distinction & with Honor Awards; California Scholarship Federation, Life Member; three-year Varsity letter for Soccer & four-year Varsity letter for Lacrosse; Co-Captain for Soccer & Lacrosse; East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) All-League Honorable Mention Award recipient; North Coast Section (NCS)/CIF Scholar-Athlete Award; Pleasanton RAGE Scholar-Athlete Award.
Rounding out Sadie’s excellence in academics and honors is her community volunteerism, specifically her service to the following: Pleasanton Parks & Rec Committee, as the Youth Commissioner working with City Council on issues related to facilities, programs, and services; Girl Scouts; National Charity League where she has spent the last six years volunteering many hours at and for local organizations including the Pleasanton Public Library, PPIE, Culinary Angels, Sunflower Hill, and Hively, as an elementary grade tutor during Covid.
Sadie chose the RAGE core value “Attitude” for her essay topic. She says that “attitude is key to my personality, and the influence that RAGE has had on developing a positive attitude that I can rely on day in and day out is something for which I will always be grateful.”