Nate Goodman, San Diego Teen, Wins Diller Tikkun Olam Award for His Work in Film & Community Service
Nate Goodman won a highly selective scholarship given to only 15 teens nationwide for his extensive film work promoting charitable organizations such as Resurf, Jitli, the Jewish Federation, and others. Nate and his family were flown to San Francisco for the award ceremony on 8/28 to officially accept the $36000.00 scholarship he can use at his discretion. Nate was the only student to be awarded this prize in all of Southern California including LA and San Diego.
Nate graduated high school with honors, wearing 2 cords for his participation in the Envision Cinema program (the only dedicated film conservatory at the high school level in the country), and for achieving the AP scholar with distinction for taking 13 AP classes and his high GPA. Canyon Crest Academy is ranked the #1 High School in San Diego, #2 in California, and #10 nationally according to US News. Nate’s awards and community service were honored last weekend when he threw out the first pitch for the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The Diller Foundation produced a video of Nate which will be integrated into the master video shown at the award ceremony. Nate is a founding member of Resurf and a was selected to be the leader of a trip to Israel by JITLI (out of 40). He has spoken to many groups about his philanthropic projects and was a feature speaker at an international Jewish Fund Network meeting with 600 people when he was chosen to introduce the keynote speaker, Randi Zuckerberg. The video made about him by the Diller Foundation summarizes his work with Diller.
Nate will continue his philanthropic work while at Brown and was featured on Brown’s website as an example of one of their outstanding freshman. He also received extensive press coverage for this award having articles written about him in the San Diego Tribune, the Carmel Valley News, The Del Mar Times, and others. Nate plans to study neuroscience and possibly a career in medicine but plans on integrating his film talents into his career. Perhaps he will be the first physician filmmaker. Nate also received many other awards including Dollars for Scholars from CCA, the Prudential Community Service Award, The Elks Club scholarship, among others. He certainly is a teen to watch for in the future.
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