Several TPHS students were elected to attend a conference at USD for the Global Leadership Connection on Feb. 12. The 3 day affair was all about uplifting, inspiring and empowering students. During the three day event, the students heard presentations from the program’s director, successful business people and philanthropists, and the head counselor from the San Diego Unified School District. They also participated in a group project designed to develop leadership skills.

There were scholarship awards given to students who were elected, and Torrey Pines students received a few of the highest honors. The Jamie Harder Scholarship (top scholarship for $1000) was awarded to Jaclyn Bailey. Harrison Schneider received the Kelly Family Scholarship, which was the second highest scholarship award for $500. Melodyanne Cheng and Pallovy Srivastava received an ambassador scholarship and the Eleanore M. Villis Scholarship. Jaclyn and Harrison, along with two students from other area high schools, will go to Washington D.C. on an all-expense paid trip to attend the GLC Leadership Experience in October.

“I had a really great experience with the Global Leadership Connection. It was a great way to get together all of the student leaders in San Diego to participate in a conference. I really enjoyed being able to spend time with students similar to myself and get to know kids from other schools. The guest speakers were truly inspiring and I feel so fortunate to have been able to listen to them. I am looking forward to attending the DC trip in October and I can’t wait to represent San Diego and Torrey Pines High School through the Global Leadership Connection,” said Jaclyn Bailey, Jamie Harder Scholarship recipient.