The Harbor View Parents Faculty Organization sponsors the scholarships, which honor former student Brad Evans, who was a UC-Berkeley student when he died in 2001. Evans’ parents, Paul and Scottia Evans, attended the event held at the school’s campus Wednesday morning to congratulate Corona del Mar High School seniors Sarah Hostetler and Taylor Stefano. The winners, both graduates of Harbor View Elementary School, will each receive $600.
Hostetler encouraged the Harbor View students to take advantages of the opportunities they will have at Harbor View and in high school.
“Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone,” she said.
Stefano told the students never to give up.
“Everyone has their off days,” she said. “Just think every time you have a bad one that a good one is coming.”
Teacher Cindy Coon, who was featured in Hostetler’s winning essay, embraced her after the ceremony.
“It’s all that matters,” Coon said. “For a student to come back and say I made a difference and touched them — it’s the only thing that matters in teaching.”
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