Scholarships

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We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Scholarship Winners

 

Through the generosity of Newport Harbor High School alumni like you, in 2017 we were finally able to realize a longtime dream and awarded two $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors attending a community college, trade, technical or nursing school next fall. Because of your increasing donations, this year we more than TRIPLED our scholarships to six $2000 gifts to deserving students.

"2019 Scholarship Winners - not pictured, Isabel Burton"

We were also able to offer our 2018 recipients a second year of support to help them reach their career goals. One of them told us that “Receiving this scholarship helped reduce my financial burdens and allowed me to focus on my education… Thank you for your vote of confidence! I won’t let you down! Go Sailors!” (Kyle Langdon-Weyrich).

 

All our recipients worked hard for their grades, served in leadership positions, and volunteered their time. We are proud of these worthy students and know that they will make their mark upon the world. 

 

We look forward to many more years of funding the career goals of NHHS students and hope to continue expanding the program. All our Scholarships are supported by our Educational Advancement Endowment, and your donation will help continue the long Sailor tradition of giving back. 

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Introducing our 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Forest Bauman

looks forward to majoring in Studio Art at OCC to pursue his passion for creativity. While at NHHS, he has taken classes in many different artistic mediums, and championed the voices of minorities on campus as Vice-President of the Transgender Alliance. Because of his love of animals, he started the Wildlife Education and Conservation Club and volunteered at a local Parrot Sanctuary.

Devon Burton

will study Liberal Arts at OCC with the intention of going into Library Science. Because of her experience overcoming dyslexia to become a voracious reader, she hopes to help children who struggle as she once did. She volunteered with the Key Club, helped with beach clean-ups, and was part of the Junior Miss Poppies program to raise support for veterans.

Isabel Burton

is excited to begin the Aviation Science program at OCC in pursuit of a career as a pilot. Giving her time to veteran causes, she has worked with Operation Santa Claus and Easter Bunny at the VA, and the Junior Miss Poppy program at the American Legion. Through the Key Club, she has also served meals to the homeless to address hunger in our community. One of her goals is to share her love of aviation to inspire other young women to go into this growing field.

Morgan Burton

was so inspired by her IB Business classes at NHHS that she wants to continue her education in this field at OCC with an eye toward entrepreneurship. At NHHS, she participated in the DECA program which prepares highs school students for careers in business. She has also volunteered with the Newport Beach Film Festival, and coached younger children in sailing.

Jackson Dugan

will attend OCC to study Business Management after enjoying his classes in that subject at NHHS. With plans to transfer to a 4-year university, he worked 22 hours a week to save money for college while maintaining his grades at NHHS. In addition to volunteering at the ENC, he mentored a younger student to help improve their grades and outlook on life.

Isabella Secor

has a lifelong love of the ocean which has encouraged her to pursue Marine Biology at OCC. Spending 20 hours a week on the water rowing with the Newport Aquatic Center opened her eyes to the issue of plastic in our oceans, and she is interested in researching ways to reduce the impact of humans on the environment. While at NHHS, she organized beach clean-ups and volunteered to mentor younger girls at NAC to share her appreciation of the ocean.

The 2018 recipients:

“Receiving this scholarship helped reduce my financial burdens and allowed me to focus on my education… Thank you for your vote of confidence! I won’t let you down! Go Sailors!” Kyle Langdon-Weyrich (2018 Scholarship recipient)

Kyle Langdon-Weyrich

will attend Golden West College to study Communications and run on the Cross Country and Track teams. While at NHHS, he was involved in ASB, CSF, National Honor Society, and Bridges, as well as the Cross Country and Lacrosse teams. Kyle is as an internationally-ranked competitive downhill ski racer, and has worked as a marketing assistant at Alameda Co, a deckhand on the Dulcinea Yacht, and currently at Balboa Beach and Bicycles.

Stephanie Becerra

will be studying Video Game Design at OCC this fall with the goal of entering the highly competitive field of character game design. At NHHS, she was part of the AVID program and volunteered more than 100 hours of community service, most notably with Working Wardrobes, helping veterans and low-income women gain self-esteem and become workforce ready.

The 2017 recipients:

“I would like to say thank you for supporting me, helping me get one step closer in achieving my goal of becoming a nurse.” Calloway Kennedy (2017 Scholarship recipient)

Callaway Kennedy, Class of 2017, attends Auburn University with a major in Nursing. She loved her time at NHHS, especially playing on the Field Hockey and Soccer teams. Her volunteer work at Hoag Hospital while in high school both inspired and confirmed her desire to pursue nursing. Despite the rigorous coursework required of nursing students, she has excelled in her first year of college and is on-track for a successful career helping others.

Taylor Sterling,

Class of 2017, is currently at Santa Barbara Community College, with plans to transfer and graduate from UCSB. Born and raised in Newport Beach, she is the fourth in her family to graduate from NHHS. While in high school, Taylor volunteered in the HALO program for Autism Awareness, was on the Honor Roll all four years, and was a member of the outstanding NHHS Dance Program. In her first year of college, she discovered a love of Forensic Science, and plans to pursue this as her profession.

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