$82,500 in scholarships awarded to local graduating seniors and alumni

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Kathy Ludgate (left), a member of Edmonds In Bloom, stands with Bonnie Winters (right), a scholarship recipient. (Photo courtesy the Foundation for Edmonds School District)

The Foundation for Edmonds School District (The Foundation) announced Wednesday that it has awarded $82,500 in scholarships to 47 graduating seniors and five alumni in the Edmonds School District.

This year, several new scholarships were formed. Among them are the Cheeseburger Baby Foundation Community Service Scholarship, the ELL First Generation Scholarship and the Edmonds In Bloom Scholarship.

The Foundation Board of Directors also established a scholarship in honor of Dr. Nick Brossoit, called the Dr. Nick Brossoit Scholarship. Brossoit is the superintendent of the Edmonds School District who is retiring at the end of the month after 12 years with the district.

Brossoit came from a single parent household and participated in free or reduced lunch programs. Although he had an absent parent, caring teachers and coaches took the young Brossoit under their wing.  After that experience, Brossoit chose work in education.

The first awardee of the Dr. Nick Brossoit scholarship, Nancy Ou, is a 2016 graduate of Edmonds Woodway High School. Nancy graduated with a full international baccalaureate degree with a cumulative 3.88 GPA. She, too, was left without parental support, and had to learn to care for herself. Through her perseverance, she learned that as long as she kept moving forward and learning, she could survive anything.  Nancy plans to study biology and chemistry at the University of Washington this fall.

The Foundation has received generous funding from The Hazel Miller Foundation and district alumni. Included in this year’s awards are two $5,000, eleven $2,000 Hazel & Morris Miller Scholarships, five $1,000 second year Hazel Miller Scholarships, one Lenovo Thinkpad and various alumni scholarships. Awards were presented at each of the district’s high school awards night ceremonies. Scholarship recipients were:

Haeley Johnston MTHS $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarship
Michael Dinh LHS $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarship
Abigail Alpers EWHS $2,000 General Music Scholarship
Adam Zacharia MHS $2,000 General Music Scholarship
Alec Sjoholm MHS $2,000 General Music Scholarship
Alyssa Tran LHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Andrew Szilassy EWHS $2,000 General Music Scholarship
Arianna Carr SLHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
AsiaLee Donnelly MLTHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Bintou Bandeh EWHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Bryson Bruno MLTHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Dane Johnson EWHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Jessica Phung MTHS $2,000 Hawks Helping Hawks Scholarship
Kevin Mendez MHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Leslie Cho LHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Madison Reed MHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Santino Dewyer SLHS $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Tate Busby EHK12 $2,000 Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship
Alexander Croce MLTHS $1,500 MTESA Scholarship
Ana Pekic LHS $1,500 Lynnwood Retirees Scholarship
Catherine Allemann MLTHS $1,500 MTESA Scholarship
Hyoju Kim MHS $1,500 Lenovo Thinkpad
Ibrar Aslam LHS $1,500 Lynnwood Retirees Scholarship
Jamie Kayoda LHS $1,500 Lynnwood Retirees Scholarship
Nancy Ou EWHS $1,500 Dr. Nick Brossoit Scholarship
Rachel Bragg EHK12 $1,500 Manu Sood Memorial Scholarship
Jaspreet Sidhu LHS $1,250 Manchester Family Vocational Scholarship
Lakpa Sherpa LHS $1,250 Manchester Family Vocational Scholarship
Alicia Wright UW $1,000 Hazel Miller Second Year Scholarship
Amanda Petrowski MLTHS $1,000 Douglas Caldart Memorial Vocal Scholarship
Ana Pekic LHS $1,000 McIntosh Family Vocational Scholarship
Anna Matteucci University of Idaho $1,000 Hazel Miller Second Year Scholarship
Bonnie Winters MLTHS $1,000 Edmonds In Bloom Scholarship
Clayton Grisham MHS $1,000 Ron Fraser Memorial Educational Scholarship
Emily Dietzel EWHS $1,000 Eda I. Harless Memorial Scholarship
Emma Enga MHS $1,000 McIntosh Family Vocational Scholarship
Fatima Fatty EWHS $1,000 McIntosh Family Vocational Scholarship
Gavin Yip WSU $1,000 Hazel Miller Second Year Scholarship
Hannah Hendrick SLHS $1,000 McIntosh Family Vocational Scholarship
Jacey Anderson LHS $1,000 Gay Nixon Memorial Scholarship
Jason Ernst MLTHS $1,000 Don Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship
Niat Emnetu MHS $1,000 General Foundation Scholarship
Olivia Teno LHS $1,000 Barbara Escandon Memorial Educational Scholarship
Paxtyn Merten MLTHS $1,000 Eda I. Harless Memorial Scholarship
Paxtyn Merten MTHS $1,000 Gordon McLaughlin Hawkeye Scholarship
Selina Nguyen UW $1,000 Hazel Miller Second Year Scholarship
Shimron Masih MLTHS $1,000 Scott Copan Memorial Scholarship
Thomas Pham UW $1,000 Hazel Miller Second Year Scholarship
Tran Quach MLTHS $1,000 Stan Lund Scholarship
Zander Hall-Spicuzza EWHS $1,000 Michelson Family Scholarship
Derek Anyimah MLTHS $750 MTESA Scholarship
Liya Ewing MLTHS $750 MTESA Scholarship
Alyssa Tran LHS $500 Fred Donadel Memorial Music Scholarship
Leslie Cho LHS $500 Fred Donadel Memorial Music Scholarship
Rivedhitha Gunaratnam MLTHS $500 ELL First Generation Scholarship
Samuel Sui MLTHS $500 ELL First Generation Scholarship
Jason Ernst MLTHS $250 Cheeseburger Babies Community Service Scholarship
Olivia Teno LHS $250 Cheeseburger Babies Community Service Scholarship

“We are proud to support our students in their higher education efforts,” said Executive Director Deb Anderson. “Our mission has been to partner with the District in support of student learning, and to maximize the personal, creative and academic potential so that each student may learn every day.”

For over 32 years, the Foundation has supported students, teachers and schools by putting money they raise where it enhances student learning the most — directly into schools and classrooms. With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the Foundation has successfully provided Edmonds School District with a dynamic partnership in educating our children.

The Foundation is co-located in the Edmonds School District offices at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Its phone number is 425-431-7260.

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