Drake Goodman is a senior at Redwood High School. He is an avid public speaker, entrepreneur, and public servant. Other than interning for gubernatorial campaigns and state representatives as well as winning awards in international business competitions, he has founded and runs Recycle for Africa, a nonprofit to benefit the education of children in Tanzania and Kenya, and founded the largest junior chapter of Dec My Room in the country, a nonprofit that decorates pediatric hospital rooms. He was Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Class President, Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper, Mock Trial President, and Varsity Baseball Team Captain. He will pursue his interests in business and politics by attending the University of Pennsylvania next year under the Huntsman Program, where he will receive a dual degree in business from Wharton and international studies.
Drake was nominated for this prestigious award by Chapter 597 Adviser Jessica Crabtree. David Sondheim is Principal at Redwood High School in the Tamalpais Union High School District.