Anna Isabella Utrata 2016 Scholarship Recipient

Anna Isabella Utrata - Three generations of Anna’s family have attended BHS. Anna’s great-grandfather and her grandmother, Linda Nicolaides Merrifield, Class of 1954, graduated from Burlingame High School.  Anna started high school at Burlingame, transferred to the Fusion Academy for her sophomore and junior years, and returned as a senior to graduate from BHS. Her participation in athletics include several years on swim teams and playing water polo. She earned the Block B Award and achieved the Honor Roll at Fusion Academy. She worked in Guatemala improving schools for local students, and participated in Team in Training in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In academics, she has excelled at reading and writing and has shown an interest in the environment and public policy. She shows great pride in her academic success and teachers note her perseverance and attention to detail in the quality of her work product. Anna will be studying Journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. in the fall.