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And they're Japan

Original post made on Jul 2, 2008

Four Pleasanton teens are off in Japan this week, meeting with leaders of eight countries and presenting their solutions to such issues as global warming, child poverty and infectious diseases.
The teens, Manogna Manne, Avani Jariwala, Jamie Vellinger and Matthias McCoy-Thompson, all students at Amador Valley High School, were selected recently by UNICEF to represent the United States at the Junior 8 Summit, held in Japan this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 3:04 PM


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Posted by Pleasanton mom
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Jul 2, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Congratulations to these kids, and to the teachers who mentored them through this process. I am continually amazed at the wide array of wonderful learning opportunities available to Pleasanton kids. What a great accomplishment for these kids. Kudos to all of the teachers, administrators, and support staff in Pleasanton. We are truly very lucky to live in a town with such fine schools.

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Posted by A citizen of Pleasanton
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jul 2, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Congrats to all of those who were involved in this great achievement. The world can now hear Amador Valley High School's [Pleasanton] voice for solutions on critical global issues at the G8 summit.

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Posted by Livermore Resident
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 3, 2008 at 9:47 am

Wonderful story. I applaud this opportunity for our youth, who are on the cusp of adulthood, to become involved in world affairs. They can make a difference. I hope the paper will follow-up with perhaps some articles about what their proposals are.

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Posted by A friend of Manogna's mom
a resident of another community
on Jul 6, 2008 at 10:12 am

Congratulations to these kids. Wish you good luck in all your endeavors.

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Posted by Stephanie Ricker Schmalz
a resident of another community
on Jul 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

Jamie - Congrats!!! What a wonderful opportunity! Have a great time and enjoy every minute - YOU can make a difference!

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Posted by Person
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Congratulations Manogna, we are seeing yours and your peers pictures all the way in India. Where happy and proud of you guys.

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Posted by Mahesh
a resident of San Ramon
on Jul 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm



We are very happy to see you on the world news. That's great it is great memorable thing in your life. I am sure your parents would be so proud.

All the best.


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Posted by sneha Jariwala
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Hi I am Avani's sister and I am really proud of my big sis. She has really done a lot for Unicef. Hey Avani!