Laguna Greenbelt Inc. awarded three scholarships for the first time this year, presented by Bob Borthwick and Patricia Twitty. Ron Harris and Barbara Bowie presented the South Laguna Civic Assn.’s two scholarships, double the usual number.
The delightfully wacky McPhisto Scholarship, which was created 30 years ago by nine Laguna Beach graduates known as the Tripple Dribble Associates to encourage students with humor, is back after a year’s hiatus.
Past recipients Craig Hammil, (1995), Michael Irish (1999) and Luke Sanders (2007), banded together to revive the scholarship. Tripple Dribble members attended the convocation to present the awards with the past recipients, to train them in the McPhisto tradition — pouring out a chest of valueless coins and other hijinks, and set the stage for a new generation of McPhisto Society.