Winners of this year’s RHA High School Scholarship Awards are Philip Paulson, Madisen Swallow, and Austin Geller. All are seniors at Los Alamitos High School.
Philip, winner of the $3000 award, is the son of RHA members John and Jane Paulson and plans to attend Purdue University next year. At LAHS John has been active in the Interact Club and participated on the school’s cross country and track teams. In January 2012 Philip earned his Eagle Scout rank.
Madisen. winner of the $2000 award, is the daughter of RHA members Lance and Annaliza Swallow and is still undecided on where she plans to attend college. At LAHS Madisen was Freshman Class President, active in the Interact Club, and a member of the two-time national champion Song and Cheer Squad. This past year Madisen has served as the Student Representative on both the Los Alamitos School District Board and the RHA Board.
Austin, winner of the $1000 award, is the son of RHA members Phil and Lynn Geller and is making his choice between Stanford, Princeton, or Cornell universities. At LAHS Austin has been involved in the Spanish Honor Society and the Long Beach Junior Rowing Crew. He was invited to try out for the U.S. Junior Olympic Rowing Team this year. Austin is also an Eagle Scout.
Dr. Joshua Arnold commented on our winners saying, “Philip, Madisen, and Austin exemplify the very best of what Los Alamitos High School is all about. From their selflessness and regard for others, to their commitment to community and integrity in every action, these three young Griffins are more than deserving of every accolade and recognition that ever comes their way.”