Sequim High graduate Kalli Wiker, center, accepts a scholarship from the Sequim P.E.O. Chapter HM. Pictured with Wiker are, from left, Pam Grandstrom, Charlotte Hudson, Shirley Sutterlin and Nancy Gilchrist. Submitted photo

Sequim High graduate Kalli Wiker, center, accepts a scholarship from the Sequim P.E.O. Chapter HM. Pictured with Wiker are, from left, Pam Grandstrom, Charlotte Hudson, Shirley Sutterlin and Nancy Gilchrist. Submitted photo

Milestone: Wiker, future pharmacist, gets Sequim P.E.O. Chapter HM scholarship

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Kalli Wiker, a 2021 Sequim High School graduate, was recently awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Sequim P.E.O. Chapter HM.

Wiker started classes at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., where she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in biochemistry with the intention to complete her graduate studies to become a pharmacist.

“I love people and want to be part of a team who helps promote healthier lives,” she said.

She ultimately plans to return to the Olympic Peninsula as a pharmacist to help the area, scholarship representatives said.

Wiker earned a 40. grade-point-average at Sequim High while participating in three varsity sports, along with participation in the SHS Select Choir and volunteer efforts in the Sequim community.

The Sequim P.E.O. chapter is “dedicated to philanthropic work to help women further their educations,” representatives said. The local Chapter HM is part of a large international nonprofit organization that helps women all over the world.

“It is especially gratifying for our members to select capable women like Kalli, who demonstrate exceptional well-rounded talents, with a strong commitment to personal success, a love for her family and a passion for helping others,” chapter members said.

For more information about Chapter HM and its scholarships, contact president Nancy Gilchrist at ndmuggle@yahoo.com.

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