The future of America was celebrated at a recent reception honoring outstanding high school seniors from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
The 2012 Balboa Bay Club & Resort's "1221" College Scholarships were awarded to an exceptional group of young people with big dreams and even bigger potential to succeed and make an enormous difference in people's lives.
For the past two decades, the Balboa Bay Club has awarded college grants to students recommended by their high school teachers, counselors and principals. A scholarship committee led by former Newport-Mesa Unified Supt. Norman Loats, John Wortmann, chairman of the club's Board of Governors, and Governors Catherine Thyen and Noel Hamilton, has the difficult task of interviewing the prospective scholarship candidates and selecting the winners.
"This process is among the most rewarding endeavors that I am involved with each and every year," Wortmann commented. "It is also extremely difficult to select winners when all of the candidates are so impressive."