Recent Windsor High School graduate Nick Tracy was named the 2012 winner of David Bouverie Scholarship at the Bouverie Preserve last week.

The $1,500 scholarship was established in memory of Phyllis Ellman who is called the “founding mother” of the Bouverie Preserve Environmental Education Program. The scholarship fund provides academic scholarships to participants of the Bouverie Junior Naturalist Program, called Junipers, who remain involved through high school and plan to pursue higher education in the biological sciences or environmental education, according to the Audubon Canyon Ranch.

“Nick was one of the most committed and energetic young people we’ve ever had in the program,” said Bouverie resident biologist Jeanne Wirka.  “His positive nature and enthusiasm always set such a great example. Nick’s work as a positive role model for younger kids is one of the main reasons he was selected for the scholarship.”

Tracy has been in  the Juniper program since he was in the fifth grade and he completed a five-course training program.

Tracy plans to attend San Francisco State in the fall, according to scholarship officials. He plans to study kinesiology.