Thanks to numerous community groups, nonprofits and other entities, members of Sequim High School’s Class of 2021 are taking their next steps with some funds to help along the way.
This year’s graduating class, who will celebrate with a modified, in-person graduation on Friday, June 11, has received more than $2.6 million in scholarships, grants, tuition assistance and other academic funding as they prepare to move on to college, universities and technical schools this fall.
While some are choosing to stay close to home — at least 16 of SHS’s seniors are eyeing a start at Peninsula College in Port Angeles — at least 30 of this class’ scholarships recipients are headed to in-state colleges and universities, led by Washington State University (11), the University of Washington (10), Western Washington University (five) and Central and Eastern Washington universities (three each).
Sequim High School’s Class of 2021 has six valedictorians: Aidan Braaten, Erik Christiansen, Kensal Coudriet, Melissa Porter, Amanda Weller and Kalli Wiker.
Read more about the scholarship winners online in a special slidehow presentation this week that feature each senior’s photo, career and college plans, what they’ll miss about Sequim and what they’re looking forward to, the scholarships they’ve received and the scholarship donor. View the slideshow here:
Or, view the slideshow at websites for the Sequim School District (sequimschools.org), Sequim High School (shs.sequimschools.org) and SHS career center (shs.sequimschools.org/our_school/career_center).
See a full list of scholarship recipients online this week and in the June 9 edition of the Sequim Gazette.