Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi City Council has awarded two scholarships to local Los Alamos High School students this year.
“There were some very good applicants this year and it was hard to make a decision. Normally we award just one scholarship but this year we decided to award two,” outgoing City Council President Claire Swinhoe said.
The first award winner is Brandi Weiss who plans to attend New Mexico State University in the fall, double majoring in Mass Media Communications and Dance Sport. Throughout her high school career, Weisshas been passionate about both public speaking and dancing. She has been active on the Speech and Debate Team and made it twice to the Speech and Debate National Tournament. Weiss also loves ballroom dancing and has auditioned for NMSU’s Ballroom Competition Team. She plans to use the money for both school books and dance equipment.
The second winner is Sabrina Summers who plans to attend Western New Mexico University this year. The violin has always been her major priority and she has been continuously playing for more than 10 years. Summers has played in numerous orchestras including the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and the Los Alamos Community Winds. At University she hopes to play with the University Mariachi Plata group learning new music styles and techniques. Summers plans to use her scholarship money toward purchasing a new violin.
Beta Sigma Phi is an International Women’s Organization that has more than 110,000 members worldwide in more than 20 countries. They are a Service Organization whose motto is Life, Learning and Friendship. There are five Chapters in Los Alamos with 50 members.