Congratulations to seven local high school students who will receive scholarships from the Browns Point Improvement Club. The BPIC will award $6,000 to this group of deserving students. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors who live in the BPIC membership area with plans to attend college or vocational school. The BPIC Scholarship Program is one of the many ways that the BPIC gives back to the local community and rewards community involvement, academic achievement, and future plans. It is awarded every April; check the BPIC website next spring for the 2019 application.
The BPIC Scholarship Committee was impressed with the quality of the applicants and the amazing things they do across our community. Activities included volunteering and participating in United Way, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Honor Societies, Science Camps, Band, Tennis, Soccer, Water Polo, Volleyball, BPIC Salmon Bake, Tacoma Homeless Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Local Food Banks, Key Club, Tutoring at local Kindergarten, Youth Leadership, Link Crew and Mission Trips to Mexico.
The 2018 Scholarship winners are (in alphabetical order):
Ø Riley Anderson: Riley is the daughter of Jessie & Dean Anderson. Riley is a graduate from Stadium High School and plans to attend Boise State University and major in Exercise Science.
Ø Clara Darlington: Clara is the daughter of Chaney and Carol Darlington. Clara is a graduate from Stadium High School and plans to attend Pedderdine University and major in Vocal Performance.
Ø Luke Hansen: Luke is the son of Matthew and Darcy Hansen. Luke is a graduate from Bellarmine High School and plans to attend Washington State University and major in Engineering.
Ø Melina Hansen: Melina is the daughter of Mark and Rebekka Hansen. Melina is a graduate from Bellarmine High School and plans to attend Washington State University and major in Nursing.
Ø Leah Kurosky: Leah is the daughter of Randy and Lisa Kurosky. Leah is a graduate from Bellarmine High School and plans to attend University of Oregon and major in Product Design – School of Design.
Ø Blake Messmer: Blake is the son of Gary and Jennifer Pitchford. Blake is a graduate from Stadium High School and plans to attend Gonzaga and major in Civil Engineering.
Ø Samantha Smolinski: Samantha is the daughter of Debra Smolinski. Samantha is a graduate from Stadium High School and plans to attend University of Washington and major in Forensic Science/Chemistry.