Newport Harbor High School senior among Angels Baseball Foundation NMUSD full scholarship awardees

Aolani Gonzalez-Lopes, a senior at Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) is among four Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) seniors who were awarded full scholarships by the Angels Baseball Foundation, in honor of their outstanding academic achievements, dedicated leadership abilities and commitment to their schools’ Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) programs.

Courtesy of NMUSD

Newport Harbor High School Senior Aolani Gonzalez-Lopes

 Known as a natural leader, Gonzalez-Lopes is the Varsity Cheer captain, executive officer for the school’s California Scholarship Federation, historian for NHHS’ chapter of the National Honor Society and president of the Teen Advisory Board at the Costa Mesa Public Library. She’s also a member of the Language Ambassadors, Link Crew and Pep Squad. Gonzalez-Lopes will study mechanical engineering at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the fall.

The other awardees are Adelaide Juelfs, Cost Mesa High School; Paxton Onstott, Early College High School and Marcelina Sanchez, Early College High School.

Since 2016, the Angels Baseball Foundation has invested more than $3 million in Orange County scholars, providing funds for tuition, housing, meals, textbooks and study supplies, healthcare, transportation and more. Scholarship recipients are also given access to the foundation staff for advice, guidance and mentorship.

This year’s Angels Scholars will be recognized at the June 4 NMUSD Board of Education meeting and during a baseball game at Angels Stadium this summer.


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