Alameda High School Student Earns National Scholastic Honors

Eman Khatri

Eman Khatri, a member of Girls Inc. of the Island City (GIIC) and a student at Alameda High School, has been selected as a 2019 Girls Inc. National Scholar. As a National Scholar, Khatri receives the Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright $20,000 scholarship. She is one of 23 Girls Inc. National Scholars selected to receive this award in 2019 from across the United States and Canada.

Khatri was selected for her outstanding academic achievements, community service work and dedication to the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Khatri has been involved in several GIIC programs including Eureka!, Ethical Fashion Show and the Democracy in Action Teen Debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters Alameda, College of Alameda and GIIC.

In 2018 she was elected to the National Girls Inc. Teen Policy Board. Through Eureka!, she had the honor of interning at Rep.  Barbara Lee’s district office. In addition, Khatri has dedicated many volunteer hours to GIIC. She is a powerful voice for young women and Muslims. She co-founded the Muslim Student Association at Alameda High School and coordinated a “Muslim Day at the Capitol” field trip where students lobbied for legislation in Sacramento. As Co-president of Girl Up, Khatri has organized fundraisers, toiletry drives and events to ensure that girls and women everywhere are given the resources they need to succeed.

In 2019, she received the prestigious Women Who Dare Teen Award. Khatri is looking forward to attending college in the fall and aspires to become a human rights lawyer.

“We are very proud of Eman and she is incredibly deserving of this award,” said Christine Chilcott, CEO of GIIC. “She participates in a variety of programs at Girls Inc., both in the Island City and with our national office, with her school, and in the community. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful things she will accomplish in college and beyond.”

The Girls Inc. Lucile Miller Wright Scholarship program was created in 1992, when the female pilot and long-time supporter gave a bequest to provide scholarships for young women. Since 1993, nearly $6 million in scholarships have made post-secondary education more accessible to roughly 800 high school women. This has inspired them to succeed in school and consider a broad range of career possibilities.

The GIIC mission is to inspire all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent) through innovative programs, activities and advocacy. Located in Alameda, GIIC is an award-winning after-school program that serves an ethnically and economically diverse population of girls, ages 6 to 18, in a safe and supportive all-girl environment.

For more information, call 521-1743 ext. 207, or visit www.girlsincislandcity.org.