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KELSO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS "2022"

Julia Hiatt Memorial Scholarship   $7,500

 Established by her Parents Len and Laura Hiatt, administrators and alumni of KSD. There was such an

outpouring of donations and support while Julia was fighting her health battle. Julia was well known at KHS for being that student “who made Kelso High School a better place”. It was important for the Hiatt family to honor a student who lives with the same positive caring attitude as Julia.

2022 Recipient: Giovanie Lopez

Kate Long Scholarship $5,000 and $1750 for 3 additional years

Established by the estate of Kate Long, beloved teacher who taught social studies and contemporary world problems for over 30 years at KHS. The scholarship is intended for students interested in international relations, politics, history or liberal art.

This is a renewable scholarship for 3 years. 

2022 Recipient: Dunthean Siek

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Lois Moore Scholarship

(3) @ $6,500

Established in 1994 by Maxwell (Max) and Lois Moore. Max was a local business owner and Lois served on the Kelso school board for a number of years. This Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a career in education. 

2022Recipients:

          Ceberiana Bautista-Hernandez, Isabel Lopez & Jacob Neves

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Max Moore Scholarship

(3) at $6,500

Established in 1994 by Maxwell (Max) and Lois Moore. Max was a local business owner and Lois served on the Kelso school board for a number of years. This Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in either a vocational or professional career.

2022 Recipients:

Micheal foust, Kylana Hegnes

& Trenton Brogan

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Sharon Bergman Scholarship

(2) @ $4,000

One Male/One Female

Established by Sharon Roberts Bergman, a ‘61 graduate of KHS. This scholarship is intended for a Male and a Female in good academic standing, involved in school activities and community service.

2022 Recipients:

Clara Davis & Hunter Letteer

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Kaiser Permanente Scholarship Hilander Hall of Fame - Class of ’45   (2) @ $3,000 1 Female/1 Male

Established by Kaiser Permanente in honor of Dan Wagster’s retirement.  Dan was a graduate of the Class of ’45 and was Sr. Vice President of Kaiser Permanente Health/Hospitals. This scholarship is for a graduate with high academic achievement who excels in athletics and/or the arts; extracurricular activities in the school/community and demonstrates good leadership and citizenship.

2022 Recipients:

Marki Catlin & Chase Johnson

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Jim & Earleen Oglesby Family Scholarship

 $5,000

Established in 2022 by Jim & Earleen Oglesby to reward a graduating senior from south Kelso who has demonstrated exceptional character, has financial need, and who has contributed to the community through their service.

2022 Recipient:

Andrea Guitierez-Hernandez

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Cindy Armstrong Memorial Music Scholarship $2,500

Established by Colleene Armstrong in memory of her daughter Cindy Armstrong who was an elementary music specialist in Kelso Schools for 29 years. The scholarship is to honor and support a graduating senior with good character, leadership qualities, who plans on pursuing a degree in music.   

2022 Recipient: Emily Knapp

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Wallace elementary School Scholarship $2,500

This yearly Scholarship is awarded to a KHS graduate with good academic standing who attended Wallace Elementary School and financial need.  

2022 Recipient:

Marianna Sanchez-Bueno

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Joe Stewart Memorial

Scholarship $2,500

Established by the family of Joe Stewart former teacher, counselor, track and cross country coach. the award is to honor and support two Kelso High School seniors who demonstrate good character and citizenship towards classmates, teammates, and staff. Exhibit Strong leadership qualities, emphasis the importance of team and focus

on their personal best performance in academics and athletics.

2022Recipient: Norman Hartman

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Living Educator/Kathy Williamson   $2000

Established by the KPSF in honor of a living Kelso School District educator. the scholarship is intended for a graduate who plans to pursue a degree in teaching.

2022 Recipient: Jacob Webb

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Schleif Family Scholarship  

(6) @$1,500

Six scholarships established by Gil Schleif, former KSD Assistant Superintendent--three in the name of Patricia Eddy (daughter of Gil/Ruth Schleif) and three in the name of his wife Ruth.

2022 Recipients:

Destry Hudak, Hanna Bern,

Hanna Kuhn, Gracie Gann,

Sydney Parsons &

Ryan Smith Farvour

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Robert Dykstra (Class of ’54) Scholarship     $1,500

Established by Robert in an effort to support students of Kelso High and their interest in furthering their education.

2022 Recipient: Trenton Brogan 

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Huntington Scholarship (2) $1,500

Established by the staff of HMS in honor of Elaine Cockrell’s retirement. The Cockrell family has maintained this scholarship in her honor for a student who attended Huntington Middle School for three years, with a preference given to a Huntington Promise recipient.

2022 Recipients:

Giovannie Lopez & Kelso Cosgrove

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Emmett & Opal Schroeder Scholarship   $1,500

Established by the family and friends in memory of “Mutt” Schroeder, teacher, coach, administrator and friend of the Kelso community. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is an athlete with high academic achievement, excellent citizenship, exhibits hard work and a seriousness of purpose,

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Class of ’48,  Roy Dennis Scholarship  $1,500

Memory of Roy Dennis, beloved principal of the Class of ’48. The scholarship is intended for a graduate with a desire to pursue an education—either academic or vocational.

2022 Recipient: Carter Gaston

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Class of ‘58, Mike Lyons Scholarship   $1500

Established by the Class of ’58 in memory of classmate Mike Lyons who died of injuries sustained in football during his senior year at Kelso High. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who has high personal standards and a Christian attitude toward others.

2022 Recipient: Marki Catlin

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Ron and Dot Joslin Career & Technical Education Scholarship   $1,250

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for vocational training at a community college, trade school or vocational program.

2022 Recipient: Gracie Gann

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Larry & Darlene Wilgus

Scholarship (2) $1,250

Larry graduated in '59 from KHS. He is a retired educator and administrator after 30 years of service in the Kelso School District. He and his wife Darlene still live in the area and support Kelso Schools.

2022 Recipients:

Maria Flores-Sosa & Hunter Letteer

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Class of ’52 Scholarship   $1,250

Established by the Class of ’52 to recognize the working student. Preference given to a student who has worked outside the home.

2022 Recipient: Debora Felipe Perez

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Class of ‘45, Colleene Cottenoir Armstrong Scholarship  $1,000

Colleen’s passion for music and performing arts continue under her guidance in the presentation of this scholarship. Preference given to graduates interested in studying music or the performing arts.

2022 Recipient: Destry Hudak

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Kevin Hanks Memorial

Cross Country Scholarship  $2000

Established by family and friends in memory of Kevin, a 1997 KHS graduate who had high standards and was a Cross Country competitor. He was known for his strength of character and care for others. This scholarship is to recognize, reward, and encourage others with similar qualities.

2022 Recipient: Giovannie Lopez

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Ruth & Marion Clark Scholarship $2500

Established by the Marion and Ruth Clark family to recognize a graduate interested in entering a medically related field or music studies. 

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Chuck Stover (Class of ’37) Scholarship (4) @ $2,500

Established by the estate of Chuck Stover, an advocate of KPSF and Kelso High Scholarships.

2022 Recipients:

Sydney Parsons, Lily Black,

Hayden Rich & Taylar Huff

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Jabusch Family Memorial

Scholarship (2) $1500

Established in memory of Susan Jabusch Grotjohn, Roy Jabusch, Alice Jabusch, Mike Jabusch, Lory Jabusch Hendricks and all future Jabusch descendent memorials. This scholarship is intended for a graduate(s) who lives in the Rose Valley community or regularly attends RV Friends Church, Sunday school or Youth Group and plans to attend a four-year college, community college, trade or business school.

2022 Recipients: 

Destry Hudak & Emily Bakunowicz

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Baker Family Scholarship

(2) $1,500

Established by the Jim Baker family to recognize graduating seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better, who plan on attending LCC on a two-year program or to begin there and continue at a four-year institution

2022 Recipients:

Gracie Gann & Adalie Schierscher

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Kiwanis/Dr. Herron Memorial Scholarship   $1,500

Established by Kelso Kiwanis in memory of Dr. Thomas Herron, who practiced osteopathic medicine in Kelso.

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Walt and Marty Piper Scholarship   $1,500

Established by the Piper family honoring their contributions to the culture and education of Kelso students. Walt taught math and coached at Kelso High for many years. Marty was a great supporter of the education and activities of Kelso students.

2022 Recipient: Maria Flores-Sosa

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Lucille E. Calhoun Scholarship  $1500

Established by the estate of Lucy Calhoun, a beloved Kelso High teacher for over 35 years. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering a field of study in child development, nutrition, culinary arts or education.

2022 Recipient: Mia Nestaval

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Ron and Dot Joslin Math/Science Scholarship   $1,250

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for a graduate interested in mathematics or science.

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Ron and Dot Joslin Fine/Performing Arts Scholarship   $1,250

Established by Ron and Dot Joslin, retired Kelso School District instructors. Ron specialized in music and fine arts and Dot specialized in math and science. The scholarship is intended for a graduate interested in Fine and/or Performing Arts.

2022 Recipient: Remy Fry

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Class of ‘45, Don and Vivian Ames Scholarship  $1000

The Ames family continues this scholarship seeking Don’s passion in vocational/technical education.  The scholarship is intended for a graduate attending community college, vocational or tech school and plans to enter one of the trades, i.e., mechanics, truck driving, refrigeration, instrumentation, welding or firefighting

2022 Recipient: Dunthean Siek

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Class of ‘45, Vronia Bailey Scholarship  $1,000

Established as a memorial by the class of ’45 in honor of her high school involvement. The scholarship is intended for a vocational or technical student (culinary arts, nursing, clerical, computers, and early childhood education). 

2022 Recipient: Michael Foust

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Class of ‘45, Willard Chinn Scholarship  $1,000

Established by the Class of ’45 and named for Willard honoring his involvement during their high school years. The scholarship is intended for a graduate with a career interest in the area of physical science or medicine. 

2022 Recipient: Chase Johnson

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Rich McCool Living Trust Nursing Scholarship   $1,000

Rich McCool, graduate of the Class of ‘57, established this scholarship to honor his years in the construction business. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interest in the area of nursing. 

2022 Recipient: Gracie Gann

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Rich McCool Living Trust

Engineering Scholarship   $1,000

Rich McCool, graduate of the Class of ‘57, established this scholarship to honor his years in the construction business. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interest in the area of architecture or engineering. 

2022 Recipient:  Zachary Modin

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Class of ‘45,  Tommy Jabusch Scholarship  $1,000

Established by the Class of ’45, this memorial scholarship honors Tommy’s years of dedication as a teacher with physical impairments. The scholarship is intended for a graduate seeking degree in education who distinguishes him/herself despite a physical impairment or handicap.

2022 Recipient: Tess Goff

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Class of ‘45, Alan St Onge Scholarship   $1,000

This memorial was established by the class in honor of Alan’s football triumphs and is intended for a graduate with athletic ability and an interest in the arts.

2022 Recipient: Tess Goff

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Veryl and Larry Anderson

Scholarship  $1000

Established by alumni and community advocates Veryl and Larry Anderson. The scholarship is intended for a graduate in pursuit of a degree in Music or Music Education

2022 Recipients: Jacob L. Neves

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Frieda Walworth/Wallace

Scholarship    $1000

Established by the Wallace staff and continued by the Walworth family in memory of Frieda Walworth, a Wallace school volunteer. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who attended Wallace Elementary.

2022 Recipient:

Caberiana Bautista-Hernandez

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Charles & Anita Klawitter Memorial Scholarship  $1000

This scholarship is presented in memory of Chuck & Anita Klawitter. Chuck was a 1929 Graduate of KHS. He and his wife had a strong belief in education and raised four children that went on to college.

2022 Recipient: Gracie Gann

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Lawrence Gross Family

Scholarship $1,000

Established by family and friends in memory of Lawrence Gross who taught Vocational Agriculture in the Kelso School District for 30 years. After retirement he continued to work as a substitute teacher in the district. The award is to support a student entering vocational training, a trade school or vocational program.

2022 Recipients: Ethan Perkins

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Randy & Linda Zmrhal

Scholarship (2) $1,000

Established in 2014 by Randy and Linda Zmrhal to honor a student graduating from Kelso High School. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in studying computer information systems/computer science in a college of business or engineering.

2022 Recipients:

Michael Hause & Adalie Schierscher

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Terri Clary Scholarship (2) $1000

Established by Jim Clary in honor of his wife Terri, a former alumnus, in lieu of a Christmas gift. The scholarship is intended for a female graduate who is in good academic standing, involved in school activities and community service.

2022 Recipient:

Macy Grafton & Destry Hudak

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 Roy Parsons     $810

This scholarship was established in memoriam by Roy's family. Roy's greatest love was the students of Kelso School District. He demonstrated this by serving on its board for 37 years. The family has chosen to honor a student that was not receiving another scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2019.

2022 Recipient: Isabel Lopez

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Jack Elms Scholarship   $750

Teacher, coach, principal and district financial officer for many years. Served as treasurer and financial wizard for the Foundation in its beginning years—instrumental in moving the board to the high level of functionality it is today. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is a former Huntington Middle School student. 

2022 Recipient: Kelso Cosgrove

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Vern King Scholarship    $700

Established by family and friends to honor Vern’s contribution as teacher/administrator to the education of students in Kelso, especially Barnes Elementary.

2022 Recipient: Rachel Moroney

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Mike and Linda Saville Scholarship   $600

Established in 1983 by Mike Saville in memory of his wife Linda. The name was changed by family in 2013 in memory of their parents to the Mike and Linda Saville Scholarship. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering a health-related field. 

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Breakthrough Scholarship  $500

Established by a 2011 Kelso High graduate and recipient of a Kelso Foundation scholarship, who felt strongly about “paying it forward.” The scholarship is intended for a student entering a field of study in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) who is well rounded (athlete, school club leader or work part time).

2022 Recipient: Lily Black

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Rose Valley PTO Scholarships 

(4)  $500

Established by the Rose Valley PTO honoring Rose Valley students. The scholarships are intended for graduates who attended Rose Valley Elementary. 

2022 Recipients:

Macy Grafton, Michael Hause,

Erin Tack & Kelsie Collins

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Class of ‘45,  Al Laakso Scholarship  $1,000

Memorial established for Al’s athletic and leadership abilities. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who participate in sports and was a leader in school.

2022 Recipient: Isabella Hadaller

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Vandecar Memorial Scholarship   $1000

The Vandecar children have established this scholarship to honor their parents who were both Kelso alumni.

2022 Recipient:  Destry Hudak

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Justin DeRosier Criminal Justice Scholarship  $1000

 Katie and her daughter Lillie, with the help of most of Cowlitz County, have established this Scholarship to honor Justin DeRosier, who lost his life protecting our community in 2019.

2022 Recipient: Saylor Brown

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Huntington Promise   (2)  $1000

Established by the staff of Huntington Junior High (now Huntington Middle School) to recognize 8th grade students in jeopardy of not receiving a high school diploma. It was the "staff's promise" to award them a scholarship upon receiving their diploma.

2022 Recipient: Destry Hudak & Osvaldo Gonzales-Jimenez

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Lori Annette Hamm Memorial Scholarship   $1000

Established by the family in memory of their daughter, Lori, a 1988 graduate who died in the summer of 2006. Lori was injured in an auto accident, spring ’88, and through hard work and effort overcame those injuries to graduate from Kelso High in December 1988 and went on to graduate from LCC. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who has overcome hardship to graduate.

2022 Recipient: Destry Hudak

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Cliff Furness Award (2)  $1000

Founded by the estate of Cliff Furness who was a long time Kelso pharmacist and a loyal Kelso High supporter. This award honors students who have overcome personal setbacks that have threatened their graduation status as recognized by staff and counselors.

2022 Recipients:

Cambria Peonio & Olivia Kunz

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Marlene Worley Laufman

Scholarship $1000

Established by Paul Laufman, in her memory, Marlene was a 1956 alumni and a top student and Scotty Majorette. This award is for a student interested in teaching or STEM.

2022 Recipient: Macy Grafton

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C. W. Totten Scholarship   $850

The scholarship was established by the family and friends of C. W. Totten a former Kelso High School teacher and coach. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who was a member of the KHS Basketball team who demonstrates good character, citizenship, leadership and who performs at a high level both on the court and in the classroom. 

2022 Recipient: Michael foust

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Virgil Hopkins Scholarship   $750

This endowed scholarship was established by the estate of Virgil Hopkins, a former Kelso High School English, foreign language and choral music instructor. The scholarships is intended for a graduate who is interested in entering the field of English, foreign language or vocal music. 

2022 Recipient: Jacob L. Neves

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Gordon and Pauline Murphy Scholarship   $750

Established by the family of Gordon and Pauline Murphy, Kelso community activists and school patrons.

2022 Recipient:

Caberiana Bautista-Hernandez 

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Rosemary Kingsley Scholarship   $700

Established as a memorial by the Kingsley family.  Rose worked many years as a para educator at Beacon Hill Elementary. The scholarship is intended for a graduate who attended Beacon Hill Elementary School at least two years and is interested in attending community college, university or vocational/ technical training program.

2022 Recipient: Sydney Parsons

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Maurice and Betty Cummings Scholarship   $600

Established by family and friends—Maurice was a Class of ‘34 graduate, and Betty was a long-time employee of the KSD as an instructional assistant.  The scholarship is intended for a graduate who participated on a varsity basketball team.

2022 Recipients: Carter Lloyd

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Chuck & Judy Bailey Scholarship   $550

Established by Judy Bailey, representing her family of Hilanders.  Judy was in the KHS Class of '47 and Chuck was in the Class of '42.  Judy has been a KPSF board member since May of 2004.  This Scholarship supports a graduating senior seeking a career that would meet the needs of others.  Special consideration is given to a working student.

2022 Recipient: Clara Davis

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 Mobbs Family Scholarship $500

Established by Makaio Mobbs, a 2011 KHS graduate and athlete.  He grew up in a single parent home and overcame many adversities on his way to becoming a counselor at Kelso High School. Makaio would like to honor and support a KHS senior athlete who has overcome their own adversities.

2022 Recipient: Tyler Hayes

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Stewart Title Scholarship $500

Established by Stewart Title to honor and support a Kelso High School senior pursuing a degree in Business.

2022 Recipient: Chelsea Nash

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Wainwright Scholarship  $500

This scholarship was established by Maryanne Wainwright in memory of her father who worked as a mechanic.  The award is to be given to a student pursuing a degree in diesel mechanics.

2022 Recipient: Trenton Brogan

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