The Speak Up Newport Board of Directors presented the 2011 Dorothy Hardcastle Scholarship Awards to two students at its July meeting.
Corona del Mar High School's Abigail McBean and Newport Harbor High School's Alex Jolly both won the $1,500 scholarships, which are awarded annually to students who contribute to the community.
In a news release, Speak Up Newport said McBean "is the epitome of a great volunteer, sharing her skills and interests with others in the community. She was a four-year member of National Charity League and volunteered as a tutor at Shalimar Learning Center."
McBean maintained a 3.71 grade-point average, danced with the school's Orchesis dance program and worked as a dance instructor at Harbor Day School and Girls Inc., the statement said.
She plans to attend New York University in the fall with a major in elementary education and a minor in Spanish.