PAHS Scholarship Awards Night

PAHS Scholarship Awards Night
PAHS Scholarship Awards NightThere was a celebratory atmosphere in the Performing Arts Center on the evening of May 14, as 148 Port Angeles High School seniors received a total of $3,618,371 in scholarships for post-secondary studies.  According to Jeani Hill, guidance secretary and organizer of the event, $451,004 of the total amount was funded by local sources. This was the 74th scholarship awards night for PAHS.

As each scholarship recipient was called to the stage, their scholarship awards were read aloud by Principal Jeff Clark, as well as their future choice of school and field of study.

After the ceremony, students and their families attended a reception in the Student Center where they had the opportunity to interact with representatives from the 130 scholarship donor organizations.

“Scholarship Awards Night is the culmination of a 4-month process, beginning with students turning in their scholarship notebooks in early February and ending with the publication of the scholarship information in the newspaper after graduation,” said Hill.  “This year we transitioned to digital notebooks, which was well received by both students and donors.”

“Groups and individuals in our community have been very generous in providing scholarships for Port Angeles students to pursue their post high school goals, and with the cost of post-secondary education and training these days, every little bit helps,” said Principal Jeff Clark.

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Photos by Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District
014:  Counselor Jay Gooding congratulates senior Michelle Alvarez on her scholarship awards.  Alvarez plans to attend Central Washington University in Ellensburg to study Business/Marketing after high school graduation.

038:  Counselor Jay Gooding with senior Travis “Bo” Bradow, who plans to attend Shoreline Community College to become an electrician.

009:  Senior Mauritz Ahlburg with counselor Jay Gooding listens as Principal Jeff Clark lists his future plans to study Business/Engineering at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.

025:  Counselor Jay Gooding with senior Daniel Basden, who plans to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, UT to study Sports Medicine.

032:  Counselor Jay Gooding congratulates Kaya Boeckermann on her scholarship awards.  Boeckermann plans to attend Peninsula College and then transfer to Western Washington University to obtain a degree in Ultrasound Tech.

036:  PAHS senior Grady Bourm is congratulated by counselor Jay Gooding.  Bourm plans to attend Olympic College to study Radiology after high school.