University Women’s Foundation of East Jefferson County awards scholarships

PORT TOWNSEND — The University Women’s Foundation of East Jefferson County recently awarded more than $64,000 in scholarships to local women.

The recipients are:

• Aria Turner — Elmira K. Beyer Endowed Scholarship, $11,000.

• Leianna Kunz —Academic Endowed Scholarship, $8,500.

• Melanie Bakin — Lisa T. Painter Endowed Scholarship, $6,700.

• Rachel Banks, Estelle Jorgensen, Holly Snider, Rowan Sharp, Lacey Bishop and Myka Briggs — scholarships based on Lisa T. Painter criteria, from $500 to $100 each.

• Emma Liliana “Lily” O’Shea — Constance Anna Pash Memorial Endowed Scholarship, $4,500.

• Ella Ashford — Environmental Scholarship, $3,000.

• Alona Woodward — Technical Career Scholarship, $5,000.

• Emily Perkins — Technical Career Scholarship, $4,550.

• Sorina “Soso” Johnston — Port Townsend; Aleina Mitchel, Quilcene; and Hailey Haralson, Chimacum — High School scholarships, $4,000 each.

• Former high school scholarship recipients Anika Avelina, Madison Coffey and Rachel Matthes — Sophomore Assistance Scholarships, $1,000 each.

• High School STEM awards, $100 each:

Port Townsend High School: Willow Bennett, Hailey Gallagher and Cristal Gomez-Cervantes.

Chimacum High School: Tiffany, Madison Burgess and Robyn Weaver.

Quilcene High School: Natalie Lont, Stormie Elkins and Olivia Benson.

The foundation is an affiliate of the Port Townsend branch of the American Association of University Women.

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