Los Alamos Beta Sigma Phi City Council is pleased to announce that they have
awarded two scholarships to local Los Alamos High School girl students this year.
“There were some very good applicants this year” said outgoing City Council
President, Claire Swinhoe, “and it was hard to make a decision. Normally we
award just one scholarship but this year we decided to award two.”
The first award winner is Brandi Weiss who plans on attending New Mexico State
University in the fall, double majoring in Mass Media Communications and also
Dance Sport. Throughout her high school career, Brandi has been passionate about
both public speaking and dancing. She has been active in the Speech and Debate
Team and has made it to the Speech and Debate National Tournament twice.
Brandi also loves ballroom dancing and has auditioned for NMSU’s Ballroom
Competition Team. She plans to use the money for both school books and dance
The second winner is Sabrina Summers who will be attending Western New
Mexico University this year. The violin has always been Sabrina’s major priority
and she has been continuously playing for over ten years. Summers has played in
numerous orchestras including the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Los Alamos
Symphony Orchestra and the Los Alamos Community Winds. At University she
hopes to play with the University Mariachi Plata group leaning new music styles
and techniques. Sabrina plans to use the money towards purchasing a new violin.
Beta Sigma Phi is an International Women’s Organization that has more than
110,000 members worldwide in more than 20 countries. They are a Service
Organization whose motto is Life, Learning and Friendship. There are currently five Chapters in Los Alamos with 50 members.