This is the 5th year I have awarded this scholarship, and my own kids are wondering if I’ll offer up a $1,000 homework assignment to them. Maybe this wasn’t the best idea, I’m thinking. The genesis for these scholarships lies in my own love of journalism, visual imagery, and story telling. I wanted to reward students for expressing their creativity and challenging their intellect through writing, photography, and film. And again this year, the winners impressed me.
Congratulations to this year’s Newport Harbor High School awardees!
1st PRIZE FILM — Abbey Pickett
1st PRIZE JOURNALISM — Lila McElroy
1st PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY — Devin Sandoval
I wish these fine scholars the best of luck as they head off to continue their creative pursuits at their respective universities this fall.