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Berkeley Medal finalists ready to put promise into practice

By Roibín Ó hÉochaidh

Eric Olliff

2012 University Medalist :
Berkeley’s top graduating senior, Eric Olliff, juggles an eclectic mix of passions and talents.

As finalists for this year’s University Medal — the annual award bestowed on Berkeley’s top graduating senior since 1871 — Allison Barden, Zarko Perovic, Whitney Stewart and Sho Takatori exemplify the diversity, drive and dedication of the Class of 2012. The four graduating seniors paused amid the flurry of final exams, frenetic commencement preparations and firming of summer plans to reflect on times past at Cal and survey the road ahead.

Allison Barden

Allison Barden