TPHS Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to deserving students

Fundraising efforts of the TPHS Scholarship Fund board culminated in a spectacular awards ceremony held May 21 for college-bound Torrey Pines High School seniors. The 22- member board comprised of TPHS parents, past parents, and community child advocates devoted to supporting continued education awarded 50 scholarships totaling $33,500 to deserving students.

The TPHS Scholarship Fund (formerly known as TPHS Dollars for Scholars) meets year round and has been the official scholarship arm at TPHS for over 27 years. Awards are granted based on merit, need, and individual criteria. Local businesses and families who sponsor scholarships joined the board to personally hand their scholarship to the thankful awardees.

Alumni scholar, Keirsten Newquist returned from her freshman year at UC Berkeley to give words of advice to the graduating seniors. She let them know that the college experience transcends the classroom into learning how to grow as an independent individual.

Principal David Jaffe presented Principal awards to Daisy Aguilar, Lucy An, Jourdan Johnson, and Peter Mitchell, congratulating them on their accomplishments. He recognized all awardees as outstanding representatives of Torrey Pines High School.

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