College Scholarships Awarded - 2017

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It is with great pleasure that the Washington Masonic Charities Scholarship committee announces the scholarship recipients for 2017. Applications were received from across the state and were evaluated at the local Masonic Lodge level, the Masonic district level, and then finally by the Scholarship Committee for Washington Masonic Charities.

Scholarships were awarded on academic performance, community involvement, financial need, and required letters of recommendations from teachers or community members. These scholarships are made possible through the membership dues that every mason in the state of Washington pays as well as many volunteer hours working towards the investment in future generations.

We, as Washington Masons, have provided $15,000 to invest in these promising nine students and exemplary educator. It is important to us to be able to provide scholarships for students who are of varying socio-economic status and post high school plans, as well as for members of our Masonic youth groups. It is our goal to work to increase the availability of these scholarships so that we can continue to have a positive impact on the students of Washington State.

Congratulations to the winners:
Senior Capstone--$4000:
Edward Radion
Arlington High School
Local Lodge: Arlington #129

Senior Scholarships--$2000 Each:
Shane Merrill
Colville High School
Local Lodge: Colville #50

Lisbeth Guadarrama
Pasco High School
Local Lodge: Pasco #173

Andressa Chan
Hazen High School
Local Lodge: St Andrews #35

Masonic Legacy - $2000:
Elizabeth Larson
Odessa High School
Local Lodge: Odessa #156

Vocational--$2000:
Zack McFarling
Tekoa High School
Local Lodge: Oakesdale #156

Masonic Youth Scholarships:
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls-$1000:
Megan Curl
Cortney Gosset

Masonic Family Scholarships:
Job’s Daughters International--$1000:
Jennifer Mattox
Lydia Hicks

Washington DeMolay - $1,000
TBA

Educator of the Year--$500:
Fred Knebel
Pomeroy Schools
Local Lodge: Evening Star #30

Kristy Hermann
Tops K-8 (Seattle Schools)
Local Lodge: Doric #4