Memorial scholarship fund set up for Squalicum senior killed in crash


BELLINGHAM - The family of a Squalicum High School senior who died in a car crash Sunday, Jan. 5, has set up a memorial scholarship fund in the teen's name.

The Hannah Dashiell Benefit Fund will create an ongoing scholarship for local high school girls who plan to study medicine. Dashiell, 17, had plans to take pre-med courses after graduation and hoped to become a doctor.

Donations to the fund can be made at Peoples Bank locations. For more information, go online to

Dashiell was driving to work at the Barkley Haggen on Sunday morning when her car slid on the icy Barkley Boulevard hill and went into the path of a pickup truck in the oncoming lane.

A donation site was set up to pay for a bench in Dashiell's name to be installed at the Barkley Haggen. Within 24 hours, that site raised more than $2,500. The bench is estimated to cost $1,100, with money raised beyond that going to the scholarship fund.

A memorial service for Dashiell will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. The service is open to the community.

Reach Zoe Fraley at 360-756-2803 or

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