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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Sacramento Chapter


Welcome to the PSR/Sacramento Website

PSR/Sacramento is a non-profit, educational organization of health
care professionals and other concerned citizens committed to the following goals:

  • Eliminating nuclear weapons and promoting alternatives to war and militarism as a means of resolving international conflict and preventing terrorism (see the Nuclear Weapons, War, and Militarism page for information about our “1,000 Call Campaign” to help rid the world of nuclear weapons)
  • Protecting the environment and reducing man-made contributions to global warming.
  • Promoting social justice, both locally and globally.
  • Curbing the epidemic of interpersonal violence, including gun violence, that afflicts our society (please see the Gun Violence Prevention page)
  • Ensuring universal access to affordable medical care

 

PSR/Sacramento Congratulates the Winners of our 2021 High School Scholarship Essay Contest

 

The contest was open to high school seniors in all California counties north of the San Francisco Bay Area. The prompt for our 2021 contest was the following excerpt from the Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech given on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) by Executive Director Beatrice Fihn on December 10, 2017:

 

“The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending, and it is up to us what the
ending will be. Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?”

 

Beatrice Fihn delivering 2017 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on behalf of ICAN

 

The Winners of our 2021 High School Scholarship Essay Contest Are:

 

First Place Winner ($3,000 Scholarship)

Kaila Donato

Stockton Early College Academy

Stockton, California

 

Second Place Winner ($2,500 Scholarship)

Chet Hewitt

Christian Brothers High School

Sacramento, California

 

Third Place Winner* ($2,000 Scholarship)

Matthew Adams

El Dorado High School

Placerville, California

 

Third Place Winner* ($2,000 Scholarship)

Jenna Pimenta

Saint Francis High School

Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Emma Hofmann

Folsom High School

Folsom, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Deric Kitsuda

Natomas Charter School

Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Trisha Nagin

Inderkum High School

Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Advait Thaploo

Mira Loma High School

Sacramento, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

Sierra Vasquez

Amador High School

Sutter Creek, California

 

$1,000 Scholarship Winner

(Student’s name and high school withheld at student’s request)

 

$250 Scholarship Winner

Aaliyah McElroy

Folsom High School

Folsom, California

 

$250 Scholarship Winner

Nicole Purda

Laguna Creek High School

Elk Grove, California

 

* Two students tied for third place