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Spokane Scholars Foundation announces 24 award recipients

04/21/2017

By MIKE HUFFMAN
Managing Editor

 

Below are the names of the award recipients for release following the 25th annual Spokane Scholars Foundation Banquet the evening of April 17 at the Spokane Convention Center.

A total of $60,000 was awarded to 24 of the 143 Spokane Scholars, four students in each of the six content areas: English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and World Languages. 

The Spokane Scholars Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the exceptional academic achievement of high school seniors from the Spokane area.

Students complete an application following nomination in one of the six content areas by their high school principal, counselor or teachers. Three judges for each category review the blind applications to determine the four award recipients in each content area.

All 143 scholars are awarded a Spokane Scholars Foundation Medal of Academic Achievement and certificate, and a congratulatory letter from US Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of the 5th District of Washington.

Fourteen institutions of higher education in the region will match the monetary awards of $1,000 to $4,000.

2017 Spokane Scholars Foundation Award recipients included:

English
$4,000 Award Recipient, Benjamin Read, Lewis and Clark High School
$3,000 Award Recipient, Elizabeth Marcinkowski, Gonzaga Preparatory School
$2,000 Award Recipient, Taylor Bastian, Mt. Spokane High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, David Song, North Central High School

Fine Arts
$4,000 Award Recipient, Noah Placzek, Mead High School  
$3,000 Award Recipient, Alexis Fox, Central Valley High School
$2,000 Award Recipient, Evan Figuracion, University High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, Allison Pinnock, Joel E. Ferris High School

Mathematics
$4,000 Award Recipient, Ella McKeirnan, Gonzaga Preparatory School
$3,000 Award Recipient, Grace Teeple, Joel E. Ferris High School
$2,000 Award Recipient, Travis Dillon, Newport High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, Nancy Liu, University High School

Science
$4,000 Award Recipient, Jonas LaPier, Central Valley High School
$3,000 Award Recipient, Chris Matsumura, Joel E. Ferris High School
$2,000 Award Recipient, Sydney Jones, West Valley High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, Peter Colvin, Gonzaga Preparatory School

Social Studies
$4,000 Award Recipient, Preston Carlson, East Valley High School
$3,000 Award Recipient, Henry Knight, North Central High School
$2,000 Award Recipient, Maxwell Gillmer, Lewis and Clark High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, Gwyneth Potter, Central Valley High School

World Languages
$4,000 Award Recipient, Craig Robertson, University High School
$3,000 Award Recipient, Phoebe Dierdorff, The Oaks Classical Christian Academy
$2,000 Award Recipient, Desirae Thosath, Freeman High School
$1,000 Award Recipient, Marie Taylor, West Valley High School
Additional Information about the Spokane Scholars Foundation is available at the web at spokanescholars.org.



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