Four Clover Park School District seniors have earned Act Six Scholarships. The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is the Northwest’s only full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban and community leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. According to Act Six, the students were selected through a rigorous three-month competition among more than 900 applicants. They were chosen for their distinctive leadership, academic potential and commitment to making a difference in their communities.
The scholars are:
Petrice Bokako, Clover Park High School – Plans to attend Northwest University in Kirkland and major in nursing. Bokako’s goal is to provide medical care to different countries.
Elexia Johnson, Harrison Preparatory School – Plans to attend Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma and major in business. Johnson hopes to be a role model for at-risk students.
Quenessa Long, Lakes High School – Plans to attend PLU and major in anthropology. Long would like to provide social justice for different cultures.
Kellen Polit, Harrison Preparatory School – Plans to attend Trinity Lutheran College in Everett and major in psychology. Polit would like to use her degree to combat homelessness.
“Clover Park School District is very proud of these four scholars who earned this scholarship,” said superintendent Debbie LeBeau. “Act Six is a very competitive scholarship and having four students selected from Clover Park School District speaks to their dedication to education and leadership skills.”