Beverlyn Law is a senior at Hillsdale High School who excels in school and has a strong commitment to community service. Through an internship with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), she wrote articles for their quarterly newsletter and interviewed elected officials including Senator Jerry Hill and South San Francisco City Council member, Liza Normandy. Her involvement with the OCA has helped her to connect with Chinese culture in a new way while developing a deeper understanding of the injustices experienced locally and nationally by Asian Americans.
Beverlyn has spent the last three summers educating young students about endangered species and environmental conservation at the San Francisco Zoo contributing more than 360 hours of volunteer activity. She has organized events with special needs students as a member of the Seville Club including hosting the Special Olympics for middle school aged students. Through her membership in the Leo Club, she has volunteered 50 hours at the Samaritan House and for Lion’s Club veteran’s dinners.
At Hillsdale High School, she has positively contributed to her school environment by establishing and serving as President of the Youth Organization of Chinese Americans Club (YOCA) which educates students about Asian civil rights. An artist, she and three other students were selected and commissioned to paint a mural highlighting the four seasons through colorful landscapes in downtown South San Francisco.
Combining her creative and entrepreneurial spirit, she founded and is president of the Fashion for Change Club which helps the community through clothing drives while empowering students through their interest in fashion. Persisting, despite some initial funding challenges, Beverlyn remained undaunted and sought sponsorships for the club from small businesses using social media.
Reaching out beyond her school community, she organized a clothing and shoe drive in November, 2014 for students from a small town near Yosemite having learned that students who were sponsored by the Rotary Club to attend a leadership conference passed up the opportunity because they were embarrassed by their clothing.
Her budding interest in marketing was realized through her recent experiences starting an online accessory boutique called Charming Trinkets which donates ten percent of its proceeds to different philanthropic causes each month. She uses Instagram to market her products and has reached over 16,000 followers on her social media page (@fashi_addict).
Beverlyn maintains a 4.1 GPA and has been enrolled in three AP classes in each of the last two years. A stand-out in track and field, she was on the Hillsdale team in both her sophomore and junior years and served as co-captain in 2014.
She is the recipient of both the Hillsdale Athletic Award (2013) and the Rotary Club Hero Award (2014). A gracious well-rounded young person with varied interests who is described as intelligent, creative and caring, Beverlyn has a bright future ahead of her.