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Two Burbank High Students Awarded REACH Scholarships/Internships

Warner Bros. Entertainment has announced high school seniors Jacob Brain, Isabella Curtis, Erik Gomez, Darren Kim, and Tobias Romero as the 2018 Reach Honorship recipients.   

Darren Kim

Through its Reach program, Warner Bros. awards internship and scholarship packages, known as Honorships, to five graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of entertainment annually. As part of these Honorships, students are each awarded $5,000 scholarships and the opportunity to complete four paid summer internships at Warner Bros., beginning with the summer immediately following their high school graduation. Additionally, the scholars are paired with a different executive mentor each summer and provided additional networking opportunities with entertainment industry professionals. Successful Reach program graduates are eligible to apply for full-time positions at the company after completing their degrees.      

“Each summer, our Honorship recipients embark on a multi-year, in-depth internship working in the entertainment industry,” said Mary-Elizabeth Michaels, Director, Community Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “With unparalleled access, skill-building, and first-hand experience learning about various businesses at Warner Bros., the Reach program gives these students early exposure to a corporate setting and the ability to generate a network of professional contacts for their post-college careers.”

Isabella Curtis

This year’s Burbank Reach Honorships, created specifically for residents of the Studio’s longtime hometown, were awarded to Burbank High School graduates Isabella Curtis and Darren Kim. Curtis is will pursue a business administration degree at UC Irvine this fall, while Kim is headed to UCLA to major in statistics.

Erik Gomez and Tobias Romero have received this year’s Los Angeles County Reach Honorships. Gomez, graduating from Felicitas & Gonzalo Mendez High School, will be a communications major with a minor in theatre at Dickinson College in the fall. Following his graduation from Santa Monica High School, Romero will matriculate to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts to study film and television production.

Additionally, Jacob Brain has won the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Reach Honorship. A graduate of Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Brain was selected among a highly competitive field of applicants from across the United States to earn this year’s Animation Honorship, and he plans to study entertainment arts and engineering this fall at the University of Utah.

To learn more about the Reach program, please visit www.wbgood.com/goodnews/community-affairs/reach/.

Warner Bros. Announces 2012 Reach Program Honorship Recipients

Warner Bros. Studios has announced high school seniors Nicole Calderon, Syed Ibrahim, Kashawn Campbell, Jacqueline Gunning, Makenzie Kizis and Mariah-Rose McClaren as its 2012 Reach Honorship recipients.

Through its Reach program, Warner Bros. awards scholarship-internship packages, known as Honorships, to six graduating high school seniors passionate about the business of  entertainment. As part of these Honorships, students are awarded scholarships as well as paid work experiences at Warner Bros. during the summers they are in college. Additionally, each summer they are provided mentoring and networking opportunities with entertainment industry professionals. Successful Reach program graduates are eligible for full-time positions at the company after completing their degrees.

“The Reach program allows us to tap into the talent in our local community,” said Michael Walbrecht, Vice President, Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “We are committed to the professional development and career success of our Reach recipients, and the internships provide them with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience within multiple departments at Warner Bros. while honing crucial business skills and building relationships with industry professionals.”

Nicole Calderon and Syed Ibrahim, both graduating seniors from Burbank High School, are this year’s winners of the Burbank Reach Honorships, created specifically for residents of the Studio’s longtime hometown. Calderon will be a freshman at the University of California Santa Barbara in the Fall and plans to major jointly in economics and communications. Ibrahim will be attending the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California starting in the Spring of 2013 and will be pursuing a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Both will receive a $10,000 college scholarship coupled with the opportunity to complete four consecutive, paid summer internships at the Studio while in The Los Angeles County Reach Honorships were awarded to Kashawn Campbell, Jacqueline Gunning and Makenzie Kizis. All three students will also receive a $10,000 college scholarship and the opportunity to complete up to four paid summer internships at the Studio.

A graduating senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, Campbell will be attending the University of California Berkeley, majoring in communications. Gunning, who attends Champs Charter High School, was accepted into the honors program at California State University Chico and plans to major in communications. Following graduation from Malibu High School, Kizis will be attending Tulane University in New Orleans this fall and will focus on international relations, Mariah-Rose McClaren is this year’s winner of the Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera Reach Honorship. In addition to a $10,000 college scholarship, she will be offered internship positions in the Studio’s animation department, learning from some of the best in the business. McClaren, a student at Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, will attend Santa Monica City College and pursue a degree in animation.

For more information on the Reach Program, visit www.wbcitizenship.com .