Nick Davis Scholarship
The Westmont administration and the family of Nick Davis have established the Nick Davis Memorial Scholarship to help deserving students meet educational expenses during their studies at Westmont. Nick, a senior economics and business major from Pacific Grove, Calif., died in a solo motorcycle crash in January near Westmont’s lower entrance.
“In the spirit of remembrance, many people have expressed a desire to do something in Nick’s honor, to memorialize his life and time at Westmont,” say Dr. Richard and Randi Danson, who co-chaired the Parents Council during the past year. “Contributing to this scholarship fund provides a meaningful way to express empathy and support for Nick’s family. We hope the scholarship will provide a measure of solace to them, knowing that Nick’s legacy will be ongoing, assisting students in need at the school he loved.”
Music Guild Scholarship Violinist Lalia Mangione of Belmont, Mich., won the Music Guild Competition in March and earned a $10,000 annual music scholarship to study at Westmont. Seven high school seniors performed before a panel of judges in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. The other six musicians won smaller awards. Mangione, concert master of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony for the past four years, performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Op. 64. She is also one of seven finalists in the Music Teachers National Conference Competition in Anaheim. The other finalists were Tiffany Backe from Laguna Hills High School; Ai My (Chyna) Charbonneau from the Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha, United Arab Emirates; Sofiya Pyrkhitko of San Marcos High School; Anna Reiley from Wailea, Hawaii; Cole Syverson of Thousand Oaks High School; and Katrina Whitman of Wenatchee High School in Washington state.
The Guild for Music at Westmont funds this new Music Guild Scholarship program