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SHS graduates: $3 million in scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of local organizations and institutions of higher learning, Sequim High School’s soon-to-be Class of 2014 graduates have $3 million in scholarships. Ciara Westhoven and Carlo Juntilla crack up as Shipley Center executive director Michael Smith recommends they “pop bubble wrap, not pills” in college - Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Thanks to the generosity of local organizations and institutions of higher learning, Sequim High School’s soon-to-be Class of 2014 graduates have $3 million in scholarships. Ciara Westhoven and Carlo Juntilla crack up as Shipley Center executive director Michael Smith recommends they “pop bubble wrap, not pills” in college
— image credit: Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim High School sees 199 seniors earn diplomas this week, with more than 160 signed up to take part in the graduation ceremony set for this Friday, June 13. Seniors pick up their tickets today (June 11). Ticket holders will be admitted to the stadium between 5-6 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come basis and there is no reserved seating.

On June 4, dozens of SHS grads-to-be accepted what amounted to be nearly $3 million in scholarships.

Here are the scholarship recipients, by name, scholarship and intended school of study:

Royhon Agostine — Kelly Foundation $2,500, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $7,500, WWU Opportunity Pathway Scholarship $2,000; Western Washington University

Mikaela Amaranto — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Western Washington University

Matisen Anders — NOTAC Harriette Buchmann Scholarship $1,000, SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $1,000, Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite $1,000, Sequim Sunrise Rotary $1,500, SEF June Robinson STEM Scholarship $10,000, Sons of Norway Lodge No. 37 $400, Peninsula Youth Equestrian Foundation $700, Washington State Council of Firefighters $750, Fairview Grange $1,000, Sunland Owners Association $3,000, Cal Poly Technic Outreach Scholarship $8,000; Cal Poly Technic

Alexa Asselin — Gardiner Garden Club $500, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Nicolas Baird — CCFD #3 Dale Kruze Memorial $1,000, IAFF #3 Local 2933 Scholarship $500; Washington State University

Tara Barnes — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; undecided

Daniel Bedinger — SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $500, Denise Graham Memorial Music Scholarship $500, Sequim City Band $1,000, Marie Schneider Johnson Memorial Scholarship $4,000, Robert Kirby Music Scholarship $4,000, U.I. University Housing Grant $8,000, U.I. Western Undergrad Exchange Scholarship $40,000; University of Idaho

Angela Bentley — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, SEF June Robinson Journalism Scholarship $10,000, Sequim Sunrise Rotary $2,500, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, SEF Film Festival $500, Sequim Irrigation Festival Queen Scholarship $1,000, SEF Engineering Challenge $2,500, Sunland Owners Association $3,000, BBB Foundation Students of Integrity $1,500, Barnard College Scholarship $87,280; Barnard College

Makayla Bentz — SHS Foundation Kaps Scholarship $500, William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000, PLU Q Club Scholarship $4,000, PLU Dean’s Scholarship $80,000; Pacific Lutheran University

Alexas Besand — Readers Theatre Plus $800, Helen Haller Elementary PTO Scholarship $500, Kelly Foundation $2,500, WAVE Broadband Scholarship $500, Skagit Valley College Athletic Scholarship $3,500; Skagit Valley College

Drake Binswanger — Gardiner Garden Club $1,000; Coastline Community College

Anna Bourquin — Clallam Branch of AAUW $1,300; Peninsula College

Michael Bowden — Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Andria Bower — Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, IAFF # 3 Local 2933 Scholarship $1,200; Whatcom Community College

Ryley Boyce — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Peninsula College

Vianey Alicia Cadenas — Albert Haller Foundation Scholarship $8,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Sequim Lavender Growers Association $500, Pacific Lutheran University $148,000; Pacific Lutheran University

Cassandra Calderon-Castro — Westport Shipyard National Scholarship $3,000, Charlotte Kirby Memorial Scholarship $1,000, University of Washington $68,000; University of Washington

Joseph Cameron — Sequim Pioneer Association $1,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club Scholarship $5,000; Peninsula College

Zachary Campbell — Gardiner Garden Club $1,000, WSU Achievement Scholarship $4,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Washington State University

Dylan Chatters — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, SHS Foundation Caterina Scholarship $500, IAFF #3 Local 2933 Scholarship $500, Westminster Horizon Scholarship $52,000, Westminster Cross Country/Track Scholarship $12,000; Westminster College

Erik Christensen — Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, Western Washington University $2,000; Western Washington University

Margaret Christie — Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; San Diego State University

Bailie Cibene — Gardiner Garden Club $500, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, Washington State University Grant $22,720, WSU College Bound Scholarship $47,600; Washington State University

Leslie Cisneros — Albert Haller Foundation Scholarship $8,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $5,000, University of Washington $68,000; University of Washington

Isaiah Dewan — Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $500; Peninsula College

Johnathan Dewey — VFW Post #4760 $750; University of Alaska SE

Hannah Earley — Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club Scholarship $3,000; Peninsula College

Wilson Eiland — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, SHS Foundation Wright Scholarship $500, OMC Medical Scholarship $500, Baylor University President’s Gold Scholar $64,000; Baylor University

Madison Fisher — VFW Ladies Auxiliary $500, William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Skagit Valley College

Jesse Francis — SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $500, William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Peninsula College

Taylor Gahr — Sunland Owners Association $3,000, PLU Grants $16,000, PLU Q Club Scholarship $40,000, PLU Provost Merit Award $84,000; Pacific Lutheran University

John Galm — Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Denny Grubb — Sequim Prairie Garden Club $1,000, Gardiner Garden Club $1,000; Peninsula College

Melanie Guan — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Western Washington University

Michael Gufler — SEA Future Teacher Scholarship $1,000, SEF Film Festival $500, WWU College Bound Scholarship $38,000; Western Washington University

Katherine Harker — Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Sons of Norway $400, Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $800, Sequim Elks Lodge #37 $1,000, Seton Hall University $92,000; Seton Hall University

Joshua Henderson — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, WAVE Broadband Scholarship $500, VFW Ladies Auxiliary $500; Peninsula College

Lavee Hess — Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Scholarship $750, William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000, Western Washington University Grants $54,000; Western Washington University

Christie Honore — Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Scholarship $750, Charlotte Kirby Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Vassar College Scholarship $238,580; Vassar College

Hannah Hudson — Charlotte Kirby Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Olympic College Athletic Scholarship $7,400; Olympic College

Sarah Hutchison — SEF Film Fest $1,000, Charlotte Kirby Memorial Scholarship $1,000, Linfield College $122,320; Linfield College

Sara Jackson — Ben & Myrtle Walkling Memorial $150, Gardiner Garden Club $1,000, Evergreen Scholastic Achievement Award $900, Evergreen Regional HS Counselor Award $900; Evergreen State College

Nicholas Johnston — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, Albert Haller Foundation Scholarship $8,000, Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club Scholarship $3,000, Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $1,000, Edmonds Sports Scholarship $1,800; Edmonds Community College

Carlo Juntilla — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $5,000, Westport Shipyard National Scholarship $3,000, Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, Shipley Center Scholarship $1,500, Gonzaga University Grant $20,000, Gonzaga Community Scholar Award $20,000, Gonzaga University Regent Scholarship $60,000; Gonzaga University

Analise Marie Keehn — Corban University Campus Visit Award $500, Corban University Anderson Achievement $4,000, Corban University Balyo Scholarships $8,000; Corban University

Adam Knapman — Sequim Pioneer Association $1,000, Sequim Schools Alumni Association $1,500, SHS Foundation Lyons Scholarship $500; Renton Technical College

William Koenig — Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Washington State University

Grace Koenigsaecker — Clallam County Fair Royalty Scholarship $400, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, Sequim Community Church $1,800; University of Oregon

Matt Kowitz — WWU President’s Scholarship $3,000; Western Washington University

Joseph Landoni — Ben Merscher Memorial Scholarship $500, Sequim School Board Student Rep Scholarship $500, Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $800, Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite $1,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Olympic Scholarship $8,000, Jason Lee Scholarship $16,000, Willamette University Merit Scholarship $60,000; Willamette University

Amanda Larson — Albert Haller Foundation Scholarship $8,000, SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $1,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Melissa Lewis — Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, Elks National Foundation $4,000; Peninsula College

Teresa Lopez Cisneros — Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, Nurse-to-Nurse Scholarship $5,000; Peninsula College

Briauna Luchte — Albert Haller Foundation Scholarship $8,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Sequim Sunrise Rotary $1,500, University of Puget Sound $134,536; University of Puget Sound

Jacob D. Major — Juana Q, Miller Memorial Scholarship $250; Peninsula College

Samuel Manders — Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $1,000, SHS National Honor Society $500, Leadership 1000 Scholarship $20,000, PLU Merit Scholarship $48,000; Pacific Lutheran University

Vanessa Martinez — Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000; Olympic College

Millie Sabrina Marunde — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000, Sequim Community Church $2,000, Westmont College Grant $44,000, Westmont College Provost Scholarship $52,000; Westmont College

Allison Masangkay — Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $4,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $6,000, Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, St. Joseph Knights of Columbus $500, St. Joseph Catholic Church $1,500; University of Washington

Megan McAndie — Bremerton Valley Scottish Rite $1,000, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $5,000, Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $1,000, SEF Film Festival $500, SHS National Honor Society $300, Richard Meyers Memorial Scholarship $750, Western Washington University $5,000; Western Washington University

Noemi Mendez — U.S. Marine Corps Post 911 GI Bill $120,000; Peninsula College

Laurie Miller — WWU President’s Scholarship $4,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, Sequim Prairie Rhododendron Grange $500; Western Washington University

Sam Mitchell — Ben Bowman Music Foundation $1,600; Peninsula College

Sarah Necco — Readers Theatre Plus $800, WAVE Broadband Scholarship $500, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Katie Oliver — SHS Foundation McDonald Scholarship $1,000, Olympic Driftwood Sculptors $875; BYU - Hawaii

Zoe Olson Taft — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000; Western Washington University

Alexander Oppfelt — SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $500, WWU President’s Scholarship $3,000; Western Washington University

Lilyann Paulsen — Clallam County Fair Royalty Scholarship $400,Sequim Sunrise Rotary $1,500; Peninsula College

Anthony Pinza — Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $7,500, Gonzaga Regents Scholar Award $60,000, Gonzaga University Grant $18,000; Gonzaga University

Allison Powell — U.S. Marine Corps Post-911 GI Bill $120,000; undecided

James Reis — SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $1,000, Richard Meyers Memorial Scholarship $750, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500, UW Undergraduate Grant $6,800; undecided

Dylan Rice — Ben & Myrtle Walkling Memorial $150, VFW Ladies Auxiliary $500, Western Washington University $46,520; Western Washington University

Mariah Riedel — William & Esther Littlejohn Foundation $1,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Seattle Central Community College

Hayley Robinson — Soroptimist of Sequim $2,000; Shoreline Community College

Alexandria Seay — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000; Pierce Community College

Mikayla Simonson — Juana Q. Miller Memorial Scholarship $250; Peninsula College

Kennedy Spencer — Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club Scholarship $3,000, Sequim Masonic Lodge $1,500; Peninsula College

Heidi Stallman — PEO Chapters EP, FY & HM $2,250, PEO Sisterhood Scholarship $600, Sequim Sunrise Rotary $2,500, Virginia Nitterhouse Foundation $5,000, Blue Whole Gallery Shirley Foss Scholarship $500, Leadership 1,000 Scholarship $20,000, WSU Academic Achievement Award $8,000, WSU Regents Award $16,000, WSU Educational Grants $66,192; Washington State University

Monserrat Tinoco — Alternative Learning Scholarship $750; undecided

Devyn Turner — Sequim Elks Lodge $1,000, U.I. Discover Idaho Access Scholarship $8,000, U.I. Discover Idaho Merit Scholarship $16,000; University of Idaho

Kelsey Van Dyken — SHS Foundation Rowland Scholarship $500, Charlotte Kirby Memorial Scholarship $1,000, St. Joseph Catholic Church $1,500, SHS National Honor Society $300; Carroll College

Rachel VanProyen — VFW Ladies Auxiliary $500, Life Pacific Grant $12,000; Life Pacific College

Atraue Wallis — Sequim Masonic Lodge $6,000, Brigham Young Grant $2,500; BYU - Provo

Ciara Westhoven — Readers Theatre Plus $800, Grand Olympics Chorus $750, Monday Musicale $500, Peninsula Singers Dewey Ehling Music Award $500, Denise Graham Memorial Music Scholarship $500, Sweet Adeline’s $750, Soroptimist of Sequim $2,000, Shipley Center Scholarship $1,500, Corban University $107,000; Corban University

Danyelle Wilson — Sequim Lady Elks $4,000, VFW Ladies Auxiliary $500, VFW Post #4760 $750, Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty Scholarship $750; Peninsula College

Aaron Witherell — SEF Film Festival $750; Peninsula College

Total: $2,975,373

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