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Grapevines: American Canyon student named 2022 Bank of America student leader

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Bank of America announced that Priya Sharma of American Canyon has been selected as one of its Student Leaders. She's now part of an eight-week paid summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities. These students are working with a local nonprofit, 10,000 Degrees, earning $17 per hour. They also receive a Chromebook and will have the option to voluntarily participate in in-person activities as part of the internship.

Sharma is an American Canyon High School graduate who has been taking college-level classes through Napa Valley College since she was a freshman, and she’ll continue with classes there in the fall. Her interest in the ACLU National Institute – and equality for all – led her to being political chair leader for the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Alliance. For four years, Priya was a representative for Peer Court, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system.

“Bank of America is steadfast in our commitment to supporting teens and young adults by connecting them to jobs, community engagement opportunities and leadership development,” said Jason Foster, president, Bank of America North Bay. 

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