A “service over self” ethic coupled with academic drive earned 10 San Diego County high school students the third year of Sunflower Scholarships to be awarded from Chelsea’s Light Foundation. A total of $73,000 will be awarded to these 10 students over the next four years.

“Just as Chelsea was one of a kind and lived an extraordinary life, these teenagers are compassionate, visionary and will make positive change in their own unique way,” said Kelly King. “They value individuality and embrace diversity in activities, relationships and perspective.”

Winning the singular “Sparkle” scholarship of $10,000 was Holly Ravazzolo of Canyon Crest Academy. Holly’s limitless energy flowed into her leadership of the Improv Club, her advocacy of diversity and acceptance through Students Learning Acceptance Through Education and her participation on her school’s Aluminum Narwhal robotics team. Her passion for change was clearly demonstrated through organizing and hosting globally streamed TED events, designed to spread the message of empowerment, inspiration and accountability. Holly will attend Washington University in St. Louis this fall and plans to pursue a career in medicine with an emphasis in neonatology, and will receive an additional $10,000 spread over the subsequent three years, for a total of $20,000.