At a surprise all-school assembly, Nicole Garcia was named a Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers Luminary for 2019. Representatives from Disney 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. Nicole’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 5 students received the top “Luminary” status.
Nicole 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.Nicole plans to attend the UCLA School of Nursing in the fall.