The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund (TPHSSF) held a fundraiser in January to honor the late TPHS Class of 2014 student, Nicolas Leslie. The 20-year-old Del Mar native was killed in the terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016 while participating in a summer study abroad program through UC Berkeley. Nicolas was an active member of the TPHS community, excelling in his academic studies, playing on the lacrosse team, and serving as the congressional debate co-captain for the TPHS Speech and Debate Team. He even founded a start-up company to earn money for college by teaching kitesurfing. He enjoyed mentoring younger students and was respected among his peers.

The TPHSSF recently created the Nicolas Leslie Memorial Scholarship to further Nicolas’ legacy at TPHS and beyond. All proceeds from the fundraising event went directly towards funding the scholarship. The first scholarship will be awarded to a deserving TPHS student this May. Learn more at