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Scholarship Awards Breakfast — Newport Harbor

April 26, 2012

Community Service: I worked as a junior naturalist at the Environmental Nature Center for the past three summers. I've also worked as a volunteer for the children's reading program at the Newport Beach Public Library and have been a vacation bible school teacher at Newport Center United Methodist Church.

Honors: I've received a Letter of Academic Excellence, an English Student of the Semester award, an outstanding academic award from USA Water Polo and an AP Scholar with Distinction award; California Scholarship Federation seal bearer

College Plans: I plan on attending college at UCLA


Andrew Mather

AP and IB Classes Taken: AP Calculus AB and BC; AP English Language & Composition; AP English Literature & Composition; AP Biology, AP Physics; AP U.S. History; AP European History; AP Computer Science; AP Art History; AP Comparative Government; IB English; IB Chemistry


School Activities/Clubs: four years on NHHS sailing team, three years varsity; four years involvement in the Junior Statesmen of America, rose to a state-level cabinet position: director of technology; three years on the Newport Harbor Mock Trial team, with two years as co-captain

Scholarships: National Merit finalist

Community Service: Some time spent teaching underprivileged children how to sail

Honors: National Merit finalist; National AP Scholar; Student of the Year Nominee in Math and Science; California Scholarship Federation seal bearer

College Plans: Still deciding, main choices are MIT, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.


Jack Murrel

AP and IB Classes Taken: IB Psychology; AP European History; AP U.S History; AP English Literature & Composition; AP English Language & Composition; IB History; IB French; IB Biology; IB English; AP Calculus AB; AP Physics

School Activities/Clubs: four-year varsity lacrosse player; IB candidate; Tier 1 ice hockey player freshman to junior year; Support Ability Club freshman and sophomore year; tutor to AP Biology and math students

Scholarships: Regent Scholarship at UCSB

Community Service: Local Heroes Corp., a nonprofit for the U.S Marine Corps.; assisted in maintaining the Mission Garden at the Orange County Great Park

Honors: CIF Student Athlete of the Year 2012; 1st Team All Sunset League player, lacrosse junior year; AP Scholar with Distinction; California Scholarship Federation; Newport Harbor Scholar Athlete for seven semesters; Newport Harbor Academic Excellence freshman to senior year; California Scholarship Federation seal bearer

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