Yael Weiss Earns Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

Long Beach High School senior Yael Weiss has received the Horatio Alger Scholarship Award after completing an application process that included an essay component. She wrote about the topic of adversity and shared her personal experiences. The recognition program seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance.

A dedicated student, Yael is a member of the National Honor Society and takes International Baccalaureate and SUPA courses. She is also a talented musician and is involved in the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra as a cellist. Last year, she performed at the All-State level. She has given back to the community as a volunteer at a Soup Kitchen and helped to run a clothing drive.

Yael’s college plans involve the pre-medical track with a major in biology.