CLAYTON, Calif. (KGO) --ABC7 is recognizing seven Bay Area high school seniors for their extraordinary achievements and awards each with a $1,000 scholarship toward his or her college education. Here's a look at a Star Scholar from the East Bay who is an academic all-star athlete who hopes to end world hunger.
ABC7 Star Scholar Giovy Webb is a self-professed softball junkie who lives by the motto "nothing is impossible."
"I continued my high grades. I continued standing out on the field and that attracted the Ivy Leagues immediately and when I saw it was possible I was like, whoa! I'm going to chase this opportunity down," Webb said.
The Clayton teen just graduated from Carondelet High School and signed a four-year commitment to play softball at Yale University.
"I'm super excited. I mean, I love my school and everything. I've had an awesome time these past four years, but I mean, I'm really looking forward to the future and what's to come," Webb said.
The all-star academic athlete will also be studying economics and computer science.
"I definitely think mixing economics and computer science is a great way that we can solve real world social problems," Webb added. "The biggest problem that i see in my book is world hunger."
"That's my ultimate goal in life, to communicate to people that there is a better way to distribute our resources," she said.
Webb's already helping by volunteering at Saint Bonaventure Food Pantry in Concord.
Thomas: "How does it feel to be an ABC7 Star Scholar?"
Webb: "Wow, well being an ABC7 Star Scholar feels awesome. It feels an amazing. I do what I love and it's awesome to be recognized for having this passion and to have the opportunity to share my story with others and hopefully inspire someone else to take up their passions and become an ABC7 Scholar too."
You can watch our ABC7 Star Scholar special on Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Do you know a change-maker in your community? They can apply for a $500 Summer of Service grant for their community project. Just go to ysa.org/beinspired.