The Dana Point Historical Society Scholarship Committee has chosen two high school seniors headed for college to receive the Society’s $1,000 scholarships. Chair Heidi Hyde and her committee, consisting of Judy Henderson, Judy Brandmeier, Fay Kristjanson and Susan Hinman, have awarded the $1,000 Doris I. Walker Scholarship to Brisa Romero (below) of Dana Point High School. Aside from graduating with Academic Distinction and the California Seal of Bi-Literacy, Brisa excels in soccer and was a member and officer of the community assistance clubs SOS PATHS and the Interact Club of Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary. Brisa’s coaches and teammates also voted that she receive the “Dolphin Award” in her junior and senior years as “an outstanding example of team spirit, leadership, energy, positivity, communication, and taking charge”. Brisa will be attending Saddleback College, majoring in kinesiology in pursuit of becoming a physical therapist.
The scholarship committee also awarded the $1,000 Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to Perla Rodriguez (right) of San Clemente High School. Perla graduates with valedictorian honors and was also awarded the California State Seal of Bi-literacy. Throughout high school, Perla participated in various community service events such as food drives, toy drives and tutoring while maintaining a greater than 4.2 grade point average throughout the four years. Perla was an active member of the SCHS clubs Interact and Fuerza Latinx. Perla will attend UC Irvine.