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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - March 30, 2012

Foothill senior has them listening

by Jeb Bing

Several thousand in Pleasanton were rocked to the core emotionally last week by motivational speaker Calvin Terrell, thanks to Atasha Bozorgzad, an 18-year-old senior at Foothill High School who has become one of his biggest fans. Atasha, who spent her freshman and sophomore years at Foothill, heard Terrell speak during her one brief junior year at Del Oro High School in Loomis. Upon returning to Foothill last August, she began making the case for bringing the widely known founder of Arizona-based Social Centric to Pleasanton. She had the help of her counselor Jennifer Roush, whose School Climate Task Force is charged with dealing with bullying, drugs, alcohol, depression and other concerns on school campuses. Terrell, Atasha explained, can help address those concerns and much more. Even more important, Atasha recalled from her Del Oro High experience, the kids listen, really listen.

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