A National Merit Scholar with an affinity for math and science, Aaron Mamelak maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and made time to contribute to the community in a variety of ways.
Aaron will attend UC Berkeley this fall.
In addition to taking STEM classes at CHS, Aaron participated in programs through the Congress of Future Medical Leaders and the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
He was a youth coordinator for Color the Life of a Child Foundation, a tech commissioner for the Associated Student Body and a team captain for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. He volunteered for UCLA’s neuro-oncology program Art of the Brain, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research.
CHS counselors said Aaron is kind, driven and altruistic. He raised and trained a guide dog for a blind person; worked closely with an organization providing supplies to schools in Colombia; and organized events for people dealing with diabetes and brain cancer.
The son of Gina de Paiva and Adam Mamelak won a Regents and Chancellor’s Scholarship at UC Berkeley. He is undecided on his major but is considering cognitive science, molecular cell biology and public health, or he may transfer into Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
He recognized Pam Berman, the recipient of the guide dog, Gumbo, that he helped to raise, and Andrea Camacho, his AP calculus BC teacher, for the influences they had in his life.