Alicia Scott Lee, the 17-year-old Tamiscal High School senior who was found dead in the water off the Muir Beach Overlook Sunday morning, was a top student and a talented photographer, according to her school principal John Carroll.
"She was multi-talented and good at everything," Carroll said. "She was accepted at Cal Poly's School of Architecture."
Scott was interested in a wide variety of subjects, including fine arts photography, Carroll said. She had not yet decided on the college or university she would attend, he said.
Tamiscal High School, an alternative school in Larkspur, has 117 juniors and seniors who complete the bulk of their work through independent study. It was closed today for a staff work day and grief counselors will be on the campus Tuesday, Carroll said.
Lee had last been seen around 1 a.m. Saturday when she became separated from a group of friends near a bunker by Tennessee Beach. Her friends looked for her Saturday morning before they reported her missing around 12:30 p.m.
National Park Service rangers and lifeguards found her body around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in a rocky area near the Muir Beach Overlook. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office's helicopter retrieved her body.
National Park Service Ranger George Durgerian said there is no indication of foul play in her death. The Marin County coroner's office said the death is still under investigation.
Carroll said Lee also participated in the school's Team program for juniors, a unique educational program that includes wilderness exploration and community service.
Lee also took classes, including advanced calculus, at Redwood High School's advanced placement program.
Lee attended Redwood High School before attending Tamiscal High School, Carroll said.
Carroll said Lee also enjoyed backpacking and mountaineering.