Sequim: High school student and native Makah wins prestigious golf scholarship

SEQUIM — Lacy Cooper, an unassuming and quiet, some say shy, Sequim High School senior had no intention of breaking a major barrier when she applied for a scholarship last year.

But that’s what she did when it was announced a couple of days ago that she had won a prestigious Evans Scholarship.

The Makah Indian is the first Indian in the country to earn this honor. The nationwide Evans Scholarship program has been in existence since 1930. It has been available in the Pacific Northwest since 1948.

“I didn’t know I was the first Native American until yesterday,” she said Sunday at the Dungeness Golf & Country Club, where she caddies and also plays for the Sequim High School girls golf team.

“Everybody gets a chance to be the first at something,” Cooper said. “It’s just my turn, I guess.”

The youngest of four children, Cooper is the daughter of Mike and Carol Cooper of Sequim.

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