A McCormick Diver Receives The “Lee Brennan” Award

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By Jo Murray
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With all this hot weather, I’d say the more time we can spend diving into the water, the better.

And there’s not a better diver in our waters than Madelyn “Dolly” Payne, who recently received the prestigious Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship. The honor is named after Brennan, an athletic star and academic high achiever whose life was cut short in an auto accident.

Payne earned the scholarship as an active participant with a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team. It was based on her ability to maintain excellent grades (she is a 2015 Los Alamitos High School valedictorian) while also competing as a top varsity athlete in both diving and tennis.Read More »A McCormick Diver Receives The “Lee Brennan” Award