Orinda Academy junior Ying Yu Ren has been awarded the 2013 Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award. Included in this award is a certificate, Alexander Hamilton materials, and a cash award.
Hamilton Friends changes the way students manage their transition from high school to college and from college to work. Hamilton Friends identifies students who have exceptional achievement and service records. The mission of the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association is to identify young Americans who, like young Alexander Hamilton, demonstrate leadership abilities, academic excellence, and a passion for public service.
Ying Yu is a straight A student at Orinda Academy, serves on the student council, is a member of the dance group, and an organizer of a holiday toy drive for Central American children.