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April 13, 2004

FAMILY, IF THEY WANT TO JOIN US, THEIR FRIENDS. ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE THEIR PRINCIPAL, KELLY JOHNSON AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, BARBARA LUCKY, ELLEN PERKINS AND GABRIELA HOLT. WE ARE HONORING DAVID AND JACOB HERE TODAY FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS; JACOB, IN 2000, AND DAVID IN 2004. THEY ARE BOTH MARSHALL SCHOLARS. AS YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE A MARSHALL SCHOLAR, YOU'RE ONE OF 40 STUDENTS CHOSEN THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND BOTH ARE GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. IN ADDITION TO THEIR MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP HONORS, BOTH JACOB AND DAVID WERE HONORED AS "U.S.A. TODAY" MAGAZINE'S TOP 20 ACADEMIC ALL-STAR FIRST TEAM MEMBERS; JACOB IN YEAR 2000 AND DAVID IN 2004, RESPECTIVELY. JACOB USED HIS MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. JACOB'S GOAL WAS TO BECOME A PHYSICIAN SERVING THE UNDERSERVED INNER CITY POPULATIONS AND TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES IN ACCESS, COST AND THE QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THESE COMMUNITIES. DAVID WILL BE STUDYING COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND WILL USE HIS SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES. DAVID EXPECTS TO ENROLL IN MEDICAL SCHOOL WHEN HE RETURNS FROM ENGLAND IN TWO YEARS AND HIS GOAL IS TO BECOME A LEADER IN HEALTHCARE POLICY AND A PHYSICIAN TO THE MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES. BOTH DAVID AND JACOB CREDIT THEIR INTEREST IN MEDICINE TO

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