Brian Ohleyer Memorial Scholarship
The Ohleyer Scholarship Award was established in 1997 to honor an outstanding young Olympic Club member, Brian Ohleyer, who lost his life tragically in an automobile accident. Brian was a two-letter athlete at Redwood High School, football captain and recipient of all-league honors, and valedictorian in 1987.
Each year, The Olympic Club Foundation selects one male and one female high school senior who demonstrates athletic and academic excellence as well as outstanding leadership skills and community service involvement to receive this award.
Lauren Valles is a Senior at Capuchino High School. She is deeply interested in finding intersections between today’s politics, culture, and economy to learn how she can help the people in her community and beyond. Lauren will attend UCLA in the fall where she has been named an Alumni Scholar and will major in Political Science. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, running, karate, and completing her own blog entitled Literooture. She hopes to attend business school or law school (or both!) after her undergraduate education and pursue a career in public service. Lauren is incredibly honored to be a recipient of this year’s Brian Ohleyer Memorial Scholarship and hopes that she can one day embody his spirit, dedication to community, leadership, and athleticism.
Diego Escobedo, a senior at Burlingame High School, excels academically with a 4.39 GPA and a 1560 SAT. He is an AP Scholar with Distinction, a National Hispanic Scholar, and a member of the Spanish Honors society.
Diego ran four years of Cross Country and Track & Field and led the team as its Captain. He is top-10 all-time in the 100, 200, 400, Long Jump and Triple Jump for Burlingame High. He received All-League Honors and anchored Burlingame’s 4x400 team to the Central Coast Section Championship.
Through Diego’s volunteering with Homework Central (HWC) and Hillsborough Special Needs Sports Activities (HSNSA), he tries to help people realize their full potential.
Additionally, Diego is an intern at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, where he conducts groundbreaking research about early disease detection technologies. He plans to attend MIT this upcoming Fall.