Opportunity at White House for DBHS alumna Rachel Scott

Diamond Bar High School alumna Rachel Scott has proudly trekked into Washington D.C. to intern in the Office of Communications at the White House. With this White House Internship Program, Scott has walked closer to her dream of becoming a television journalist.

“The work in the Office of Communications is fast-paced, challenging, and diverse,” Scott said. In the Office of Communications, Scott helps craft the president’s message for the country and serves the community in various high schools and non-profit organizations as part of a public service component that is offered by the internship program.

The White House Internship Program provides Scott with professional experience and mentorship to foster her leadership skills and enhance her understanding of the executive office. It also gifts her with an opportunity to work alongside the nation’s brightest leaders and gain exposure to a life of public service.

As a graduating student of the Class of 2011, Scott had a prominent high school career. She served as the Class of 2011 vice president, the Commissioner of Academics, the vice president of the United Student Body, vice president of the Black Student Union, and the co-founder of “Happy Birthday to Me Club.” For the first two years of high school, Scott played in the school’s soccer and track team, served as the captain of her varsity volleyball team, and was enlisted in DBHS’s Hall of Fame for volleyball. Scott was not only active on campus, but in her community as well, as she also ran for Miss Diamond Bar 2011.

Scott currently attends UC Irvine majoring in journalism. She continues to be actively involved in her school by pursing her interest in various activities such as student government in UCI and acquiring a paid internship at Channel 2 News in Los Angeles. She was also selected by the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, a group that prepares the minority youth interested in the media industry, as one of its scholars.

The leadership skills that Scott gained from the extracurricular activities and the scholastic skills she has learned throughout her tenure have carried her far and to the Obama Administration at the White House. “Have courage and you’ll find yourself not only where you dreamed you would be but beyond it,” she said.