After graduation, he worked his way up the corporate ladder at three investment companies. Hanna returned to Laguna Beach last year and hopes to start his own investment firm here.
“You can see your investment in James has had a great return,” Earl said.
Noah Plomgren graduated in 2008 and is a student at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in acting and musical theater.
“I walked out of the honors convocation with quite a sum of money and I realized what a remarkable community I grew up in,” Plomgren said. “You believed in me and helped me believe in myself.”
He is putting his talent and education to work this summer directing for No Square and Gallimaufry Performing Arts.
Fegraus, a board member for 20 years, was asked to pay tribute to the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Laguna, long time supporters of the scholarship program.