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Deserving Local High School Student Receives 2015 BAASST Scholarship

On Thursday, March 12, S.J. Sharkie and members of the San Jose Sharks Fan Development staff paid a special visit to an ecstatic fan at SAP Center prior to the puck-drop against Nashville. Local high school senior Caitlyn Bardin was extremely grateful to receive a giant check for a $3,000 scholarship from the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team (BAASST).

The BAASST scholarship is given to a high school senior who excels in academics, athletics, and has exceptional community service experience. Through hard work, dedication and positive personalities, these students serve as excellent role models in their respective schools and communities.

Caitlyn is a bright, deserving student who has not had an easy road to get where she is today. Faced with the crippling economic recession and the difficult divorce of her parents, Bardin’s family found themselves dealing with the harsh realities of homelessness. Often feeling as if the world was against her, she turned to school and community service opportunities for support and to give herself purpose. In high school Caitlyn was accepted into Summer Search, a program that offers weekly mentoring and educational travel programs to low-income students. She later returned as an ambassador, to give back to a program that meant so much to her. Through this program she learned that her past did not define her and that what mattered was how she addressed her situation. She then dedicated her time to numerous organizations through the Children’s Discovery Museum’s “Purple Team,” focusing on family services and environmental protection. She took on an even larger leadership role at the Children’s Discorvery Museum by becoming a leader for their Discovery Youth program. In the last year, Bardin has become a Youth Representative for Opportunity Youth, an organization that works alongside other non-profits and companies with goals of reducing high school dropouts and increasing youth employment. Caitlyn’s hard work and achievements awarded her a QuestBridge Finalist. This highly –selective non-profit gives ambitious low-income students the opportunity to apply for the nation’s top colleges, covering the cost of application fees. Other than her passion for learning and helping people through service, Caitlyn also has an immense passion for computer science. Co-founding the Computer Science Club at her high school, she plans to major in the subject during college next year. Bardin is seen as a true leader by her friends and peers, and the San Jose Sharks are honored to award her with this scholarship.

BAASST has rewarded students like Bardin since 1996. Each year, the Sharks, along with the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and San Jose Earthquakes, each choose one local student to receive a $3,000 scholarship and be recognized at an event hosted by each team.

Congratulations to Caitlyn Bardin and the six other 2015 BAASST Recipients!

Name School Team
Armando Negrete Encinal High School Golden State Warriors
Selina Saliba College Park High School Oakland A's
James Hamilton Sir Francis Drake High School Oakland Raiders
Eslah Alowdi Raoul Wallenberg High School San Francisco Giants
Maria Delfino Aptos High School San Fransisco 49ers
Marcos Anton Cupertino High School San Jose Earthquakes
Caitlyn Bardin Abraham Lincoln High School San Jose Sharks




 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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