Lots of scholarships and honors this week:
- The Bellingham Yacht Club presented Bellingham Technical College at $25,000 endowment scholarship called "Sink the Dinghy," according to a press release. The endowment will help students with scholarships in BTC marine-related programs.
"This has been, by far, our most ambitious project. It took two years to raise the funds required. We chose BTC as we are very impressed with their programs and the way that they worked with us on the previous scholarship," said Paul Myers, BYC member and "Sink the Dingy" committee member.
- Ken and Sharin Lewis of Bellingham shared a special family moment at Whatcom Community College's June 18 registered nurse pinning ceremony. Sharin writes that this first class to graduate from the new Medical Professions Building included her son, Terry Lee Lewis. His sister, Dr. Jinnell Lewis, came from her home in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to pin him. The siblings are a year apart in age and they graduated in the classes of 2001 and 2002 from Meridian High School.
Terry worked at St. Joseph's as a certified nursing assistand and hopes to work in Bellingham as a registered nurse.
- Diane Cooper-Schick, who teaches German language at Squalicum High School, writes that Isadora Steiger, a senior at Squalicum High School, has been awarded a month-long study trip to Germany this summer by the American Association of Teachers of German. As the winner for the six-state Northwest Region, she will live with a host family and tour a variety of sites in Germany. Isadora earned this honor through her score on the National German Exam, the highest in the state, an essay and an interview in German.
- Proud dad Vinnie O'Connor shared the White House congratulations note his daughter Margaret received. The Ferndale High School class of 2010 student graduated from Creighton University with a major in political science and a minor in native American history.
- Suzanne Taylor of Bob Wallin Insurance shared the winners in the agency's non-profit money giveaway. More than 3,600 votes came in, resulting with a $2,000 award to Lions Camp Horizon, a $1,000 award to Wild Whatcom and $500 for Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center.
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