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Hannah Dashiell scholarship drive at Barkley Haggen underway

Cusstomers at the Barkley Haggen store who donate to a scholarship fund in memory of Hannah Dashiell, a Squalicum High senior killed in a 2014 car crash, will be able to sign these cards, which will decorate store checkstands.
Cusstomers at the Barkley Haggen store who donate to a scholarship fund in memory of Hannah Dashiell, a Squalicum High senior killed in a 2014 car crash, will be able to sign these cards, which will decorate store checkstands. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The Haggen grocery store at Barkley Village is accepting donations to the Hannah Dashiell Memorial Scholarship, named after a Squalicum High School student killed in a 2014 car crash.

Cashiers will be asking customers if they would like to donate to the nonprofit fund. Customers can put their name on a card with Hannah’s picture; cards will decorate the checkout areas. This particular drive runs over the next few days.

The money provides a scholarship each year to a young woman who plans to enter the medical field. Hannah, a senior at Squalicum, had planned to become a doctor.

She was killed while heading to her job at the Barkley Haggen, 2900 Woburn St., on Jan. 5, 2014. The scholarship was established that year. People also picked up on her effort to start a fundraiser walk for brain cancer research; its third annual event is this May.

Donations to the scholarship fund, which is run through the Whatcom Community Foundation, can be made anytime. For more information, go to whatcomcf.org and put “Hannah” in the search box.

Debbie Townsend: 360-715-2280, @HeraldDT

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