This week, two El Dorado High School (EDHS) Golden Hawk juniors were invited to attend the Yorba Linda City Council meeting. Lia Mimun and Colby Bladow were both recognized for some of their outstanding, recent accomplishments.
Lia was honored for her selection to attend the American Bar Association’s National Civic Leaders Academy in Washington, D.C. She was one of only 20 students from around the nation chosen to attend and was also named the Ruthe C. Ashley Award Winner, which provided her a scholarship that fully funded her participation. Her trip included visits to the Supreme Court, the Capitol, the U.S. Diplomacy Center, the Chilean Embassy, and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as participation in a Moot Court at American University School of Law, a diplomatic negotiation simulation, policy debates, and panel discussions with law students, diplomats, and journalists.
Colby was honored for her service as the sole student representative on the California Department of Education’s Child Nutritional Advisory Council, where she provides student perspective on issues related to student nutrition and wellness at school to help inform state policy.
Both Hawks balance these commitments with multiple Advanced Placement (AP) courses and overall school involvement. They are both multiyear members and the incoming co-captains of the Mock Trial team and part of the E.D. LAW Academy.
Lia is also a member of Jazz Band, Marching Band, and Vocal Ensemble, and Colby is a member of ASB with over 300 hours of community service.
“We are so proud of these two Golden Hawks!” shared Joey Davis, Principal of EDHS.