National Charity League Honors 22 Graduating High School Seniors

By Cierra Nervo   |   June 25, 2024
The 2024 National Charity League Senior Class (courtesy photo)

Hundreds of friends and families gathered to witness a spectacle of camaraderie and Hollywood-themed gowns this spring, honoring the graduating seniors who celebrated their annual Senior Recognition Event for the Santa Barbara National Charity League (NCL). 

Over the past six years, the girls dedicated themselves to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through NCL’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy, culture, and leadership.

The 2024 NCL Senior Class has accumulated a total of 5,899 hours of service and leadership, supporting over 20 local nonprofit organizations. San Marcos High School senior Summer Dolotta was honored as Senior Speaker, having accumulated the highest number of community service hours for the class of 2024, creating a philanthropy partnership with the Garden Court retirement community.

NCL Chapter President, Kristine Sperling, opened the evening with a moving recollection of the challenges these seniors have faced, including the devastating debris flow of 2018 and the COVID pandemic, followed by a fashion show featuring the seniors and juniors modeling styles from various local boutiques, individual Senior Presentations, a philanthropy slideshow, and a special VIP dance.

NCL would like to thank all of those who came together to honor these seniors for their exceptional accomplishments, including 2023-24 Chapter President Kristine Sperling, Senior Recognition Co-Chairs Melinda Werner and Lynne Early, Choreographer Julie Walsmith, SBCC Beauty College, and local boutiques Angel, Montecito; Wendy Foster, State Street; Wendy Foster Sportswear; Miss Behavin’; Whiskey & Leather; Dylan Star; Loveworn; Lovebird Boutique; Maison K; Evangelina Boutique; The Lotus Boutique; and Sands Boutique.

We wish the NCL Class of 2024 continued success as they prepare for their college journeys at some of the most prestigious institutions in the nation.


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