The Citizens Environmental Council (CEC) has awarded a $2,500 CEC scholarship to Burlingame High School senior Adrian Zhang.

Adrian’s concern for the environment is greatly informed by his sincere and long-held interest in birds. He has done volunteer work with the Golden Gate Audubon Society and Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Rescue, and he learned valuable research skills during an intern program with Chen Labs at Cornell University.

Adrian will attend Reed College next year and plans to major in Biology or Environmental Studies. He hopes to become an ornithologist, a career that would likely find him confronting the big issues of habitat loss and potential extinction of many species.

This is the eighth year that CEC has honored BHS students who have demonstrated a sincere concern for the climate crisis and other sustainability issues and who show promise to continue addressing environmental problems that threaten our future.

The CEC Scholarship program has been largely underwritten by the Morris S. Smith Foundation, Sterling Franklin, Trustee.