The Outdoor Art Club has awarded its annual Leadership Scholarship to Tamalpais High School graduating senior Natalie Nong.
The Outdoor Art Club, founded in 1902, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and beautification of outdoor spaces, wildlife conservation, and other civic, literary, and charitable work. Its founders were a group of civic-minded women who sought to effect change in their community through advocacy, leadership, and example, and their spirit of activism guides the Club to this day.
In 2019, the Club established a $1,000 annual scholarship to be awarded to a female graduating student at Tamalpais High School who has a record of strong academic achievement and has demonstrated exemplary leadership through activities that support the Club’s values.
According to the OAC, Nong is a young woman of remarkable talent and promise. A resident of Marin City, she is the first in her family to attend college. She works tirelessly to better her community and become the best version of herself. At Tamalpais High School, she has been a Link Leader (upperclassmen mentor to freshmen), the president of the Creating Writing Club, and an active member of the Black Student/Students of Color Union club. She is also a Youth Fellow of the Asian American Alliance of Marin. In addition to her interests in writing and animation, she is passionate about social and racial justice and is a pillar for equity throughout the county.
Natalie will be attending San Jose State University in the fall.