The Dana Point Historical Society’s Scholarship Committee (Heidi Hyde, Chair, and Judy Brandmeier, Judy Henderson, Susan Hinman and Fay Kristjanson) has chosen a graduating Dana Hills High School senior to receive our $1,000 Doris I. Walker scholarship in May, named for the local author, historian and Historical Society founder. This year’s recipient of the Doris I. Walker Scholarship is Sophie Anderson.
Sophie will graduate as a Valedictorian with an outstanding GPA of 4.5 in addition to being named Dolphin of the Year. A water polo player, she is also a Scholar Athlete and a National Merit Scholar. She is an AP Scholar with Honors, a PTSA Dolphin Ambassador and has received the California State Seal of Biliteracy. Sophie was recognized as a Senior Pathway Completer in College & Career Advantage.
Truly an accomplished young woman, Sophie plans on attending the Georgia Institute of Technology to study Biomedical Engineering. The Society congratulates Sophie and wishes her every success in her academic pursuits.
The Society would like to thank the donors who contributed to our scholarship fund this year: Regina Barnes, Mary Crowl, Paul & Susan Hinman, Fay & Dave Kristjanson, Norm Denton, Robbie Robinson, Barbara & Keith Johannes, Geody Deffenbaugh, Terry & Lee Walsh, George & Barbara Miller, Robin Valles, Robert Zasa, Paula & Bob Becker, Doris Conroy, Hansa & Lakshman Sehgal, Ruth Clark, Muriel Hamme, Judy Brandmeier, Bob & Barbara Wilson and Francisca Feddersen. The Society continues to accept scholarship donations throughout the year which will be recognized in later editions of The News Drogher.
We also extend a special thanks to those who submitted prizes for our June Scholarship Raffle Drawing: Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari, Dana Wharf Sportsfishing & Whale Watching, Ironwood Restaurant and See’s Candy.