Honoring Haller and Peabody’s legacies

The Albert Haller Foundation received a $30,000 donation from Lakeside Industries of Port Angeles where part of the money will be used to present a yearly George F. Peabody Scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Clallam County.

The Albert Haller Foundation was formed in 1992 as a nonprofit to carry out Albert Haller’s value of education and community.

The foundation is managed by a board of five volunteer directors including foundation president Gary Smith, vice president Dick Schneider, secretary/treasurer Dave Blake, Sequim School District Superintendent Gary Neal and Port Angeles School District Superintendent Marc Jackson.

Lakeside Industries in collaboration with the Albert Haller Foundation will give a port of this donation to Wesley Duncan, a Port Angeles High School graduating senior, who will receive $1,500 through the George F. Peabody Scholarship.

Jackson said Duncan’s teacher Dan Helpenstell recommended him for the scholarship because he learns new skills quickly, is a positive role model for students and has a good work ethic. The scholarship will be sent to Wenatchee Valley College where Duncan plans to attend advanced auto mechanics for the 2017-2018 school year.

As stated in the foundation’s mission statement, it specifically donates its income to young men and women pursuing a post-high school education, charitable organizations and capital projects in Clallam County.

To learn more about the Albert Haller Foundation, visit https://alberthallerfoundation.org/.