By Greg Rediske
Vice Mayor of Lakewood and Lakewood Rotarian Jason Whalen introduced the 57-year old club’s five scholarship recipients for 2013. Remarkable students were chosen by the club’s committee that reviews an essay, motivations, recommendations by teachers and counselors, GPA history and school and community activities. All students considered were exemplary and those chosen represent the best that the communities of Lakewood and Steilacoom can offer. Whalen offered up summaries of each student’s achievements, and congratulations were given to the students and parents of $1000 scholarship awards for the college year beginning in the fall of 2013.
Grace Nguyen: Steilacoom High School, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. 3.9 GPA, attending Gonzaga.
James DeVera: Clover Park High School, majoring in medical sciences to become a Physician’s Assistant, GPA over 3.0, attending PLU, and highly emotional in thanking his Mom.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Badger: Lakes High School, majoring in Elementary Education, 4.0 GPA, attending BYU.
Emerson Kim, Steilacoom High School, majoring in Computer Sciences, 4.0 GPA, attending the UW.
Amanda Gill: Lakes High School, majoring in Chemistry/Biology to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 3.83 GPA, attending WSU.
All students were gracious and articulate in their gratitude.
Congratulations to all.