Sarah Pham '20 Creates Positive Social Change

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Sarah Pham '20 (right) and Lais Fagerlund '21 (left) cleaning out debris from the Lake Merritt as part of the SNJM Youth Social Justice Forum in Oakland, California this past summer. 

...and inspires others to do the same.


Sarah Pham '20 was recently featured on ParentMap.com for her inspirational service work aimed at creating positive social change. In the article, Sarah discusses the ways that fellow adolescents can get started with their own community service journey. Among her suggestions: “research an issue that you are passionate about,” and “start small.”


Sarah embodies the mission of our school: she devotes herself to a life of leadership and loving service. Not only does she excel in the classroom, she is a natural leader in many of the groups with which she is involved, from the Junior Social Justice Committee to the Mock Trial team. She embodies the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), something she was especially able to explore with other SNJM school students at the SNJM Youth Justice Forum in Oakland, CA this summer.

To read the full article on ParentMap, click here.

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Sarah Pham '20 and Veronica Khang, a student from one of Holy Names Academy's sister high schools in Lesotho, at the SNJM Youth Social Justice Forum.

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Photo (top): Sarah (right) with the Holy Names Academy students and teacher who attended the SNJM Youth Social Justice Forum in Oakland, CA. 

Photo (left): Sarah (left) with fellow Social Justice Committee from the 2017-2018 school year. This group of students focused on ways to help people experiencing homelessness. 

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