The 2018 Glenn Michelson Memorial Award recipient Edward Tran is a member of Chapter 1170 in the South region and a Senior at Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel.

His essay about a service project he “spearheaded Project C.A.R.E. (Cambodia Aid & Relief Endeavor), a non-profit with the goal of creating an environment where Cambodian kids can finally be kids again” earned him this honor and $1,000 award. Edward’s project and essay demonstrated his passion for service and perseverance from “raising money, networking with companies, learning a new language, and exploring Cambodia” to achieve his aim.

Thanks are extended to Ruth Esseln, CSF Adviser at Gabrielino for the time and guidance she provides to CSF and to her chapter student members, and to Sharron Heinrich, Principal, for the support she gives CSF at Gabrielino.

The Glenn Michelson Memorial Award was established in 2012 in memory of the late Glenn Michelson, past 20-year CSF adviser of Sequoia High School in Redwood City and deeply involved past CSF Board member. He was a strong advocate of our CSF motto promoting community service. This annual essay contest in Glenn’s honor is open to high school CSF seniors who have a passion for service.