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Foundation awards scholarships

Trout Lake News for June 28

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Trout Lake Community Foundation awarded scholarships to this year's high school graduates as well as alumni and community adults pursuing further education.

The Trout Lake Community Foundation was organized in 1999 to provide scholarships to Trout Lake residents who aspire to further their education. This year they reached a milestone in meeting their long term goal of raising $100,000, with the endowment fund holding over $134,000 today.

Only the interest money which accumulates is given out in scholarships annually.

The foundation also administers scholarships provided by local businesses, organizations and townspeople. Over $22,000 in scholarships was given out on graduation night.

In 2007, the Erwin Sweighoefer Memorial Fund was established. Post graduate Angela Duke received $500 Sweighoefer Memorial Scholarship. Post graduate Elliot Sherburne a $1000 Sweighoefer Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Vic Clausen, a $500 science scholarship was awarded to Tim Dearden. Klickitat Organics awarded a $1000 bi-cultural bi-lingual scholarship to Ana Avila

Trout Lake Farm provided five $2000 scholarships to graduating seniors: Lindsey Schmid, Michelle Winston, Michael Paxson, Michael Parker Lee and Justin Holtman.

The Mt. Adams Riders Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Kim Poland.

The Trout Lake Community Club gave a $500 scholarship to Lindsey Schmid.

The Trout Lake Community Foundation awarded: a $1000 bi-cultural, bi-lingual scholarship to 2007 Graduate Ana Avila; and to post grads, $500 to David Kavanagh , $500 to Andrea Van Laar .

A great big thank you to the Trout Lake Community Foundation and its supporters for encouraging students in their pursuit of education, and congratulations to Trout Lake School administrators and staff for their work well done on behalf of students. Best wishes to these fine students in their next great adventure.


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