Rosary Academy senior Nicole Garcia received the Disneyland Dreamers & Doers Luminary award. Representatives from Disney Resort presented Nicole with a $1,000 grant for Rosary, a $3,000 grant for a nonprofit of her choice, and an $11,000 college scholarship.
Garcia’s mother, Florlin, was secretly invited to the assembly to watch her daughter receive the top prize of the Dreamers & Doers program. More than 250 students were recognized by the program for their impact on their communities, with prizes ranging from theme park tickets to college scholarships. Only five students received the top “Luminary” status.
Garcia volunteers once a week in the Surgical Playroom of Children’s Hospital of Orange County, introducing fun, laughter, and excitement into the lives of young patients. She has also been named as the valedictorian for the Class of 2019.
Garcia is a graduate of St. Justin Martyr School in Anaheim. She plans to attend the UCLA School of Nursing in the fall.