De Anza ITA Student Earns Chevron Black History Month Scholarship

Chevron Scholarship Winners
Four high school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified School District received Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network college scholarships during its 17th Annual Black History Awareness Celebration at the Chevron Refinery last week.

Chevron Richmond’s Black Employee Network awards students, who not only excel in the classroom but also in the community, scholarships named for Dr. William F. King, a distinguished Chevron employee of more than 27 years who retired in 2003 and was a mentor, community activist and educator.

The recipients were  Garvey Buchongo, Hercules High School (first place); Marlon Creswell, De Anza High School (second place); Arnold Dimas, Richmond High School (third place); and Sydnea Booker, Hercules High School (fourth place).

Marlon Creswell – De Anza High School

Second place winner and straight ‘A’ student Marlon Creswell hopes to launch clubs and organizations  that encourage more diversity in STEM careers.

“It was a privilege that I had so many opportunities to expand my knowledge,” Creswell said. “I realized that not everyone has access to the opportunities that I had, so I want to work to create these opportunities for the future generations to come”

Creswell’s interest  in computer software systems led to his early enrollment in computer classes. From crafting  essays for school assignments in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, to joining the De Anza High School Technology Academy  to produce posters for school events and build HTML websites,  Creswell has received hours of training and experience and is on the path to become a software engineer.

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