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Pedrozzi Young Scholars attend Robotics Camp at Las Positas College

Pedrozzi Young Scholars in grades six to eight were invited to attend a week-long summer camp focused on Robotics at Las Positas College (LPC). The students built robots out of LEGOS and received instruction on programming through the use of LEGO Spike, and curriculum inspired by LEGO Education and Carnegie Mellon University. Las Positas professor [...]

2024 Music in the Orchard at the Purple Orchid – Tickets on Sale now

The popular Music in the Orchard summer concert series is back for its 11th year! The event is held monthly from June through September at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa in Livermore. Guests can bring chairs and blankets and relax while listening to live music and enjoying the summer sun. Local wine [...]

Roberta Gonzales visits PYS at Marilyn Avenue STEAM Academy

Roberta Gonzales, KTVU Fox News Meteorologist and owner of Roberta Gonzales Productions, visited Marilyn Avenue STEAM Academy to meet with Pedrozzi Young Scholars. 28 Pedrozzi Young Scholars, from grades five to nine, listened intently as Roberta shared her journey to become a reporter and meteorologist. At 11 years old, Roberta knew she wanted to [...]

Second Cohort of PYS Graduate from high school – Celebration Event

Our second cohort of Pedrozzi Young Scholars will graduate from high school on June 7, 2024, four from Granada High School, and three from Livermore High School. Two will attend college out of state at Northern Arizona University and University of Nevada Reno, and five will stay closer to home at CSU Monterey Bay, [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholar – Luis Valdez – Graduates from Middle College

Pedrozzi Young Scholar, Luis Angel Valdez, applied to Las Positas College's Middle College Program in his Junior year of high school and was accepted into the program for his Senior year. The Middle College program allows students to be dual enrolled at their high school as well as community college. Luis attended college classes and [...]

Robin Goldstone Memorial Scholarship Established

The Robin Goldstone Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the Pedrozzi Foundation in memory and honor of Robin’s long career in computer science and service to the Livermore community. Robin passed away in February 2024 following a courageous battle with cancer. Robin earned a Master of Science in computer science from California State University, [...]

Final Concert – Music in the Orchard Summer Concert Series

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa is wrapping us its 2023 Music in the Orchard summer concert series on September 28th featuring local favorite band, Crawdad Republic. Don't miss this beautiful way to wrap up the summer while also supporting local students as the Pedrozzi Foundation is a beneficiary of this summer concert [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars Sing National Anthem at the Little League World Series

One of the goals of the Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program is to connect students with community events and opportunities. That happened this week when Chloe Rosado and Natalie Solis, both rising 6th-graders, had the opportunity to shine while singing the National Anthem prior to Little League Intermediate 50/70 World Series Baseball games in Livermore. The [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars Attend SPARC Theater Performance

  Though it is summertime, our Pedrozzi Young Scholars continue to have exciting opportunities. On July 7, eight PYS attended a SPARC performance of Silent Sky at Darcie Kent Vineyard as part of their Shakespeare in the Vineyard series. The show was at 7:30 pm, and Livermore's Wine Country was the perfect setting for a performance. [...]

PYS meet with Jessica Aguirre- NBC Bay Area News journalist

The Pedrozzi Young Scholars had the exciting opportunity to meet Jessica Aguirre, NBC Bay Area News Journalist, on May 31 at Marilyn Avenue School. Jessica Aguirre is the evening anchor at NBC Bay Area news and an Emmy Award winning journalist. She has been a primetime evening news anchor for over 20 years and co-hosts [...]

2023 Scholarship Recipients

2023 Scholarship Recipients at the Pedrozzi Recognition Event (Photo by Chuck Deckert)   The Pedrozzi Foundation recently awarded $445,000 in scholarships to 118 local students, 26% of whom are in the first generation of family members to attend college. These scholars will be attending community college, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational schools. The newest [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars Spring Break Science & Art Camp

Over spring break, our middle school Pedrozzi Young Scholars had the exciting opportunity to take part in a three day Science and Art camp. Twelve of our middle school Pedrozzi Young Scholars attended the camp. With the artistic guidance of Artist, Thomasin Dewhurst, and the knowledge of Space Bioscientist, Parag Vaishampayan, who has worked with [...]

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