The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation has awarded their 2024 Annual Scholarships to graduating Alpine high school seniors. Four recipients were awarded $2,000 each. The scholarship program has currently awarded over $168,000.

The 2024 scholarship recipients are:

Tyler Bertalan
My name is Tyler Bertalan, I am 18 years old and live here in Alpine. We moved to Alpine when I was in 3rd grade from Temecula CA. I have been playing sports my entire life. I started when I was 4 and haven’t missed a season of sports since. I’ve played baseball, lacrosse but my love has always been football. I started with flag and once we moved to San Diego my aunt signed me up to play with my cousins at Lakeside Vaqueros, where I played all the way through until it was time for High School. A big wrench was thrown my way when Covid shut down my Freshman year of High School at Granite Hills. We missed all the exciting experiences of HS, The Eagles Swoop, Friday Night Lights, and interacting with new kids and getting a regular school experience. On top of that we had to navigate distance learning which was a challenge for me. Once covid restriction were lifted we got the chance to return to normalcy and attend Granite Hills in person. School for me has always been a place where I can thrive. I love my friends, teachers and coaches, the only thing I didn’t love at Granite was Spanish class. I will Graduate with a 4.2 GPA, a State Championship ring in Baseball, a State Championship ring in Football, an Open Division Championship Ring and a plan for the future. I will attend Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania, where I will play football for the Gannon Ruskin’s and major in Criminal Justice/Prelaw.

Tyler Bertalan
Tyler Bertalan
Taelynn Brown
Taelynn Brown

Taelynn Brown
My name is Taelynn Brown, I’m seventeen years old. I recently graduated from Christian High School, and was blessed to be able to attend Christian Unified Schools since kindergarten. I will be pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing at Point Loma Nazarene University in the fall. I was born and raised in East County, San Diego and am so grateful to have been able to call Alpine my home for the last few years. In high school I participated in Soccer, Track, Surf, and the Trap Shooting team. I am so thankful for the opportunity to receive the Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship.

Carly Seiter
My name is Carly Seiter and I will be graduating from Granite Hills High School with honors. During my years of high school, I’ve spent my time juggling school, sports practices, church events, jobs, and time with my family. I’ve worked hard towards straight A-s all four years. I am also a 4-year varsity athlete on Granite Hills’ Swim team and a 3-year varsity Water Polo player. After graduation, I plan to further my education at Bellus Academy where I’ll study to receive a license in Advanced Cosmetology. My four years at Granite Hills High School has helped me establish a hard-working mindset and a never-give-up attitude. Being one of the Varsity Water Polo captains in the 2023-2024 school year, the president of a club on my school campus, and a student leader at my church has taught me how to be a leader and help others. These are the values I will continue to portray each day. My family has been residents of Alpine for years and I am incredibly honored to be a recipient of this scholarship.

Carly Seiter
Carly Seiter
Carena Tanson
Carena Tanson

Carena Tanson
My name is Carena Tanson, and during my four years at Granite Hills High School, I participated in three sports: tennis, water polo, and dive. I’ve spent four years on varsity water polo, one year varsity tennis, and competed varsity in several dive competitions. I’ve enjoyed showing my school spirit by attending football games, school dances, and participating in every spirit day that I could. Writing poetry, playing music on my guitar and spending time with my family, friends, and pets are a few of my hobbies I enjoy during my free time. My time spent at Granite Hills has taught me to have perseverance and that life is only as enjoyable as you make it. I will be graduating with honors and will be continuing my education at the University of California San Diego in the fall. I plan on majoring in economics and in the future attending law school to become a litigator. I am forever grateful to be a recipient of the Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship.

Past Scholarship Recipients


Brooke LaFalce
Rylan Larsen
Camden Sos
Elise Yankopoulos


Lucas Columbo
Samantha Coulter
Maci Vance


Grace Keller
Jake Hamilton
Jacob Sulfar


Owen Columbo
Claire Doucet
Carter Foye
Cody Harris
Lauren Nguyen


Skylar Larsen
Robert Dennett
Devon Fox


Samantha Bodger
Tess Loarie
Carson Saflar
Jack Stark


Dominic Garza
Emily Hoffman
Cloey Peel