November Student of the Month

Congratulations to senior James Hedrick for being named Foothill’s November Student of the Month.


“James is an amazing, brilliant, well-rounded student,” said Linda Gullick, career technical education teacher. “This is really a great student who quietly does so much and it terrific in class, working and helping others.”


By all accounts, James takes his extracurricular involvement to the extreme. This year, he plays on the varsity football team, is president of the Destination Imagination Club and is team leader of the Destination Imagination competitive problem-solving team.


Not only does James take part in these worthwhile endeavors, but he does everything quite well. He even maintains a 4.0 grade point average.


In his first three years at Foothill, James was part of the band and recently beat the deadline to complete his Eagle project for the Boy Scouts.


James has had a couple of impressive internships during high school. As a sophomore, he worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center, where he managed the analytical laboratory. As a junior, he ventured to London to work at Imperial College as part of the team to devise gene-cloning techniques for cornea and organ transplants.


James has been a North Coast Section scholar athlete all four years of high school. He is applying to colleges with the intent of majoring in biomedical engineering. His ultimate goal is to get a PhD or PhD/MD degree in bioengineering. He hopes to work in research to develop cures for diseases.


Congratulations, James!


Students of the Month are nominated & chosen by Foothill staff. The program is

sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North