February 17, 2009
The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Brendon Thompson as its January 10th Anniversary Scholar for his excellence in community service. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium is honoring students in the community who have shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service. Ten award recipients will be honored between August 2008 and May 2009.
A student at Bethany Christian Elementary School, Thompson has shown an outstanding understanding of, respect for, and stewardship of the ocean through his involvement in the Long Beach Pier Clean Up. In addition, he has worked to bring awareness of cancer and helped to raise money for research, education, and patient services by participating in the 10K American Cancer Society Walk. He also actively works to support and encourage cultural diversity.
To be considered for this competition, all interested applicants should download and fill out the form located here on our website. Early entries are encouraged as one award will be given each month. The final application deadline is February 28, 2009. Awards will be determined by a committee made of Aquarium staff and 10th Anniversary Committee Community Representative Naomi Rainey. Applicants must be Long Beach residents between the ages of 7- 18 years old. Family members of Aquarium employees, volunteers, and Board are not eligible.