Christine Bonadonna

AP and IB Classes Taken: AP Biology; AP World History; AP U.S. History; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Physics; IB English; IB Chemistry; IB Psychology; IB Spanish; IB Theory of Knowledge

School Activities/Clubs: Other than being a part of the IB program, I haven't significantly taken part in any activities or clubs, but I have attended several of the school plays and band recitals to support my friends.

Scholarships: Henry A. Jastro Scholarship for UC Davis; Robert C. Francy Scholarship for Science Majors

Community Service: volunteering at Lido Animal Hospital, 2010-present; Relay for Life team captain in 2009 and 2010, participant in 2011; Girl Scouts 2008-09

Honors: AP Scholar Award, 2010; AP Scholar with Distinction Award, 2011; Commended Student - National Merit Scholarship, 2011; California Scholarship Foundation member, 2009-12; nominee for Student of the Year for Math, 2011; Academic Excellence (4.0+), 2009-12; California Scholarship Federation seal bearer

College Plans: UC Davis to major in animal biology. From there, I plan to obtain my doctor of veterinary medicine, probably from an out-of-state school.


Kaili Brande

AP and IB Classes Taken: AP European History; AP English Language & Composition; AP U.S. History; AP Calculus AB; AP English Literature & Composition; AP Government & Politics U.S.; AP Environmental Science; AP Calculus BC

School Activities/Clubs: Frosh-Soph junior varsity track and field for four years; Frosh-Soph junior varsity volleyball for three years; junior varsity cross-country for one year; member and now president of Simply Green Club; member of California Scholarship Federation; member of Women Helping Women Club for one year; member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for two years; member of Club Shalom for two years; member of National Honor Society senior year

Scholarships: I haven't received any scholarships through our school yet, but I have been offered a scholarship at UC Davis, one of my top college choices. It is the Henry A. Jastro Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that offers me $4,200 for each of the four years.

Community Service: Along with other activities, my main community service opportunities have been through my involvement with Simply Green Club. Since the club's creation during my sophomore year, the club has organized multiple student-run beach cleanups in the community. While being president this year, I have led beach cleanups on several local beaches, including the Balboa Pier beach and the River Jetty beach. Newport Harbor High School students and I spent hours removing trash from the beach to prevent such debris from polluting the ocean and killing sea life. Another activity through Simply Green Club has been our multiple bake sales. Over time, our club members have gradually raised money for environmentally focused organizations. My sophomore year we raised $1,000 for the Surfrider Foundation, and this year we plan to donate our funds to the Sierra Club.

Honors: I have earned an academic letter and two academic pins for a GPA of 3.7 or higher through our school so far. I have also earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award, awarded by CollegeBoard's AP Program for receiving an average AP exam score of at least 3.25, and earning a 3 or higher on four or more exams. California Scholarship Federation seal bearer

College Plans: Either UC Berkeley or UC Davis.


Audrey Bruscia

AP and IB Classes Taken: AP Calculus AB; AP Physics; AP Calculus BC; AP European History; AP U.S. History; AP English Literature & Composition, IB Psychology; IB Chemistry; IB Mathematics; IB History of the Americas; IB English; IB Spanish

School Activities/Clubs: Newport Harbor Marching and Concert Band member; acted in the Da Vinci/Rembrandt freshman movie; participated in the Harbor Heritage Run; Newport Beach Open Field Tournament volunteer; orchestra member for school play

Scholarships: National Exchange Club, Newport Beach Chapter, $2,500