Deyling Alvarado was a guest at the Sequoia Stamp Club meeting in Redwood City on Tuesday, June 27, where she was presented with the second annual Collectors Scholarship, a $500 award given by the club to a graduate of Sequoia High School who has achieved academic success and also demonstrates an interest in a hobby or activity that has enriched their life. Deyling spoke to club members about her collection of rocks which she has gathered from various places, and how each one reminds her of a special time in her life. One of the most interesting was one she called her “doorbell” rock because she would toss it on the rooftop of her friend’s house in Guatemala as a signal to come outside. Sequoia Club Scholarship Chairman Jim Giacomazzi presented Deyling with a topical collection of stamps with images of rocks and minerals that had been donated by members of the club.
Deyling plans to attend De Anza Community College in the fall, and to transfer after two years to UC Riverside where she will pursue a degree in nursing. Deyling is the first in her family to graduate from high school, and we congratulate her on her accomplishments and wish her good luck in all her future endeavors.