Former LAHS Student Works To Raise Funds For Stanford Summer Program

Ashlyn Bradshaw is working to raise funds to attend the Stanford 2018 Summer Program. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 
Former Los Alamos High School student Ashlyn Bradshaw was accepted into Stanford’s 2018 Summer Program and she is working to raise funds to be able to attend.
 
Bradshaw has established a fundraising campaign on gofundme, gofundme.com/stanfordlawenvisionprogram, in hopes to raise the $10,000 needed to attend the program.
 
The program will be held July 14-23. Bradshaw, who is a sophomore at Goddard High School in Roswell, said the program is very competitive. While thousands apply, only a few hundred are accepted. In order to be accepted, Bradshaw said the program looks at GPA and PSAT scores.
 
During the program, she said she will have the opportunity to work with well known attorneys and judges from California. Basically, the Summer Program allows teenagers to go to law school for the summer.
 
“I’m really excited,” she said. “I’m hoping I get to go.”
 
Bradshaw said she became interested in pursuing a career in law because her father, David, has worked in law enforcement her entire life. She has sat in court with him and has had the chance to talk with attorneys. Through these experiences interacting with lawyers, Bradshaw said, “I honestly have a big amount of respect for them.”
 
Additionally, Bradshaw said she has volunteered at the Chaves County Center.
 
Although Bradshaw no longer lives in Los Alamos, she has a lot of ties to the area. Her grandfather worked at the laboratory and both her grandparents went to Los Alamos High School. Additionally, her father worked for the Los Alamos Police Department of eight years.
 
She said anything the community could contribute to her fundraiser would be appreciated.
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