NEWPORT BEACH — The highest-performing seniors from the city's two public high schools were recognized Tuesday for top grade and community service.
The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's Commodores Club honored 31 students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools at the 50th annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast at the Island Hotel.
"You are part of the 1%," said guest speaker Ted McGinley, who played Jefferson D'Arcy on "Married... with Children." "The 1% not just in Orange County, not just in California, not just in the country, but in the world."
Under a tented ceiling, city and Newport-Mesa Unified School District, officials along with students and their parents, had breakfast wearing suits and ties and dresses and heels.
For Corona del Mar senior Candice Wang, the event was an unexpected recognition of her hard work over the years.
"I kind of just really appreciate all the effort put into this event," she said. "It's kind of a privilege to be standing with all my fellow classmates too."