Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers wrapped up its third year with a celebration honoring high school students from across Orange County. The program recognizes students who take action to improve their communities or schools, and is part of Disneyland Resort’s longstanding commitment to education and inspiring others to make a difference.
This year, 86 students were named Dreamers & Doers by their schools, earning Disneyland Resort theme park tickets. Those who went above and beyond to make a positive impact were named Shining Stars by the Disneyland Resort, and invited to a celebratory luncheon on March 10. Shining Stars received $1,000 grants for their schools, and five were surprised as Luminaries – the top achievement.
Congratulations to Luminaries Carissa Long of Sage Hill School, who began an Illumination Foundation club at her school and has raised $275,000 for the nonprofit; Jake Chao of Oxford Academy, who started a music program for low-income students; Katherine McPhie of University High School, a volunteer with Orange County Rescue Mission who started a computer programming class for homeless youth; Julia Ransom of San Juan Hills High School, who, in honor of her late brother, created a 5K to raise awareness for mental health advocacy; and CJ Writer of Orange Lutheran High School, who planned, designed and installed water conservation demonstration gardens for the city of Anaheim.
View a full list of 2018 Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers here.