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Alameda Student Jackie Campion Awarded $6,000 LGBTQ+ Scholarship

Alameda Community Learning Center graduate Jackie Campion has been awarded a $6,000 eQuality Scholarship in recognition of her service to the LGBTQ+ community during her high school years.

Alameda Post - Jackie Campion stands with James Chambers and Eric Hsu while holding an award
L to R: James Chambers, Jackie Campion, and Eric Hsu. Photo courtesy eQuality Scholarship Committee.

Jackie, who will attend UC Berkeley in the fall, was honored for co-founding the charter school’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance club and establishing a June pride festival for youth participants. The club’s advisor, Daniel Freeman, said Jackie “wanted to ensure that there was a place where LGBT+ youth felt celebrated.” The June 2022 event was Alameda’s first public pride celebration.

The scholarship was sponsored by Alameda residents Eric Hsu and James Chambers. Hsu is the longtime chair of the volunteer-run eQuality Scholarship Committee, which has awarded more than $2.1 million since its inception in 1989 to California high school, community college, and medical students who have shown support for and leadership in the LGBTQ+ community.

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