The Rotary Club of Lake Stevens gave $5,000 in scholarships to six high school students from Lake Stevens and Granite Falls High School at a ceremony during the clubs weekly meeting on May 24. Each of the recipients was interviewed by the Club’s Vocational Committee prior to their selection.
Scholarships were given to the following by Dean Franz, chair of the Vocation Committee.
Keith Acfalle, Lake Stevens High School will be attending University of Washington majoring in Chemical Engineering. Acfalle is this years Senior Class President.
Blake Sander, Lake Stevens High School will be attending University of Washington and majoring in Engineering & Pre-medicine. Sander was Captain of the School soccer team playing all 4 years
Ryland Ploeger, Lake Stevens High School will be attending Gonzaga University and will be majoring in Criminal Trial Law with a desire to be a prosecutor in Spokane, Washington after graduation.
Joe Hendrickson, Lake Stevens High School will be attending the University of Washington majoring in biochemistry, science and medicine. Hendrickson was a member of the Varsity Basketball team and was a coach at a basketball camp.
Emily Schneider, Granite Falls High School will be attending Western Washington University. Schneider was a Captain on the Varsity basketball team, a Freshman Orientation Leader and wants to have a career in elementary and secondary education.
Pooja Sethi, Granite Falls High School will be attending the University of Washington and will be majoring in computer engineering. Sethi worked on the Eco-Car Engineer program in high school.
Each year, the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens works with both high schools under the chairmanship of Dean Franz and the Vocational Committee. Interviews of all candidates are scheduled for each school and the committee selects the recipients for each years awards.