June 8, 2009
June 8, 2009—The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Brent Maxwell Ward as its May 10th Anniversary Scholar for his efforts in marine science and conservation. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Aquarium from August through May honored 10 students in the community who had shown outstanding efforts in the areas of science, environment, ocean science/marine biology, promoting cultural diversity, and exceptional community service.
Ward has shown a strong interest in marine biology and conservation. He studied the tides and ocean life during a summer NAACP sailing program. There he also learned to work together with shipmates of all backgrounds. He has also volunteered at beach cleanups at Colorado Lagoon. His interest in water extends to his participation in water polo and on the swim team. Maxwell wishes to study biology in college and become an anesthesiologist.