May 28, 2009
May 22, 2009. The Aquarium of the Pacific is pleased to announce Symphony Warner as its April 10th Anniversary Scholar for her community service and environmental stewardship. 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 are being honored between August 2008 and May 2009.
Warner’s community service includes being an active member and president of Keystone Clubs at John C. Wallace/Petrolane Boys & Girls Club. Through this teen leadership program, she is helping to positively shape the lives of her peers. She also developed the SMART Girls mentoring program–a health, fitness, and lifestyle education program for girls ages 8-17. She helped the program move through start-up challenges while maintaining good grades.
She also helped at a health fair for young runners at the Long Beach Marathon; participated in the Martin Luther King Parade with Boys & Girls Clubs and Councilman Dee Andrews; and contributed to an oral history project with the Long Beach Historical Society and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition. She also volunteered at the annual 4th of July Beach Cleanup. The Aquarium of the Pacific will continue to recognize local students for their outstanding efforts and talents through May 2009.