The Alpine Woman’s Club has awarded more than $140,000 to help students pursue their educational goals.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Alpine resident Skylar Larsen was the 2019 valedictorian of Mount Everest Academy, where she was concurrently enrolled in community college since 8th grade. She earned a GPA of 5.0 and was recently awarded by San Diego Unified School District for being ranked in the top 1% of the graduating class of 2019.
Skylar’s interests range from organic chemistry to exoplanet research. She plans on continuing her research in space science at MIT while furthering her studies in chemistry and physics, however, due to her passion for all physical sciences, she is especially pleased that MIT encourages students to dabble and experiment in all subject areas before declaring a major in their second year.
Although I love school now that was not always the case. When I was in kindergarten, I was diagnosed with a disability called Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia. I have difficulty with both fine and gross motor coordination, and I did not read independently until I was ten years old. I have had many challenges, but I would not trade anything for the people in my life who have helped me along the way, and I am confident it is their kindness that has fueled my desire to help others.
Attending a charter school from first grade through high school allowed me to have the flexibility to learn at my own pace and work on the areas where I needed to, and to also focus on my strengths and unique abilities. I have completed 31 units of college credit that I was able to earn at Grossmont College while concurrently enrolled in high school.
Hi my name is Devon Fox and I was born on November 10, 2000. I grew up in Alpine and had attended Boulder Oaks Elementary School followed by my time at the Heights Charter. Over these last few years I have been attending Steele Canyon High School where I graduated with Honors and a 4.0 GPA. I have participated in a few organizations such as Boy Scouts which I became an Eagle Scout in December of 2018.
This upcoming fall of 2019, I will be attending SDSU for my Criminal Justice Degree. After college, my options are wide open, however I believe my path is becoming clearer as I go straight into the CHP after participating in the CHP Explorer program. After a few years of being with the CHP I plan on applying for the FBI or HSI, as I have always wanted to be an agent that helps the entirety of the United States in solving crimes and protecting those that can’t protect themselves. Once I make it in I will continue to work in that field for 20 years or more.
Past Scholarship Recipients