Laguna Beach Seniors’ first annual college scholarship award was granted to Laguna Beach High School graduate Dylan Bush.
Made possible by revenues from Table Top Treasures, the LBSI grant totaled $1,000 and was awarded to Dylan at last month’s Honors Convocation.
Table Top Treasures is the brainchild of former LBS president Skipper Lynn and has turned out to be a real treasure indeed. By gathering donated items and putting them on sale each Monday morning, a growing group of collectibles fans are flocking to find their own treasures. So much so, that Skipper brought up the idea to the LBSI Senior Council to use some of the money to help a deserving graduate further their education.
Dylan was the perfect recipient: he is generous with his service to his community and demonstrates outstanding character and social consciousness, particularly as an advocate for seniors. He led a group at LBHS named Allied Youth for Senior Health and launched an intergenerational walking group for seniors and teens to enjoy together. “He is a young man who renews your faith in young people; he’s clearly gifted, and has an important sense of social responsibility for his age,” says Scot Eastman, who served on the selection committee.
Dylan will attend UC Berkley in the fall and plans to major in history and eventually become a transplant surgeon. He has received several scholarships for his academic talents and feels honored to be the first recipient of this award. “This scholarship meant the most to me emotionally because it was inspired by my grandmother who has recently had problems with her memory,” Dylan said.