Freemasons of Washington Boost Young Adults with Scholarships

It is with great pleasure that the Washington Masonic Charities Public Schools Outreach committee announces the scholarship recipients for 2016. 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 Public Schools Outreach 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:
Katerina P. Zhuravel
Auburn Riverside High School

Senior Scholarships--$2000 Each:
Luis Camacho
Quincy High School

Olivia Beardslee
Kettle Falls High School

Jared Alano-Gray
Oak Harbor High School

Junior Scholarships--$1000 Each:
Anahi I. Sanchez
Quincy High School

Martin Chandler
Auburn Mountainview High School

Vocational--$1000:
Tanner Patrick
Sehome High School

Masonic Family Scholarships:
International Order of the Rainbow for Girls-$1000:
Rebecca L. Robinson
Coupeville High School

Masonic Family Scholarships:
Job’s Daughters International--$1000:
Katheryn Racca
Bremerton High School

Educator of the Year--$500:
Kristine Merritt
Stanwood High School