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2021 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship Winner William Cranefield is the grandson of Robert Cranefield '52. He graduated with an AA degree and a cumulative 4.0 GPA from Kent-Meridian High School where he was a member of National Honor Society and Boys Tennis as well as secretary for both the Interact Club and Environmental Club. He regularly attended church youth group and tutored newly immigrated peers prior to the pandemic. On the side he grows vegetables, builds PCs, does some PC gaming, and is now able to work part-time to save for college. William chose to attend Gonzaga University in the fall because of its size and positive vibe, its mission to foster intellectual, spiritual, cultural, physical, and emotional growth in all students, and its friendliness toward people like him who have no idea what to major in.
Scholarship Winner Vivienne Emerson is the granddaughter of Arlene (Crandall) Laase '65. She graduated with a 3.4 cumulative GPA from Liberty High School in Renton where she was a member of the drill team, DECA, Teaching Academy, Leadership Patriot Crew, and Sports Medicine. She accumulated over 200 hours in community service participating in fundraisers, planting trees, a mini dance camp, DECA activities, and job shadowing at the physical therapy office. She enjoys dancing, hiking, tending cats and dogs, and hanging with friends. Vivienne will attend WSU in the fall where she anticipates a nursing major and to ultimately become a pediatric attendant. She is looking forward to the different climate of eastern Washington.
Scholarship Winner Alison Koonce is the granddaughter of Elmer Green '46. She graduated with a 3.77 cumulative GPA from Inglemoor High School in Kenmore where she was involved in peer coaching, Key Club, Leadership, swim team, crew, and track. She enjoys swimming, reading, running, skiing, and hiking and has worked part time as a swim instructor, lifeguard, and cashier. Alison pulled herself out of the Covid slump of being home alone for months and is looking forward to attending San Diego State University in the fall. She chose SDSU for its highly respected criminal justice program as well as its overall academics, opportunities, social life, and location.
Scholarship Winner Luke Horris is the grandson of Mark Lindberg '71. He graduated with a 3.97 cumulative GPA from Seattle's Ingraham High School where he competed on the ultimate frisbee, golf, and tennis teams. He volunteers with the Greenway: Mountain to Sound Organization which restores habitats and maintains hiking trails. He plays many sports recreationally, including frisbee, golf and tennis, and likes to ski as well. He has always loved math and science with an eye to engineering and sees this as way to create or improve something that will help people around him and contribute to the world. Luke is proud to have been accepted directly into the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. He chose the UW not only for its strong and competitive engineering program and compelling big-school community, but also because it has the same backyard he has loved all his life: the Pacific Northwest.
Scholarship Winner Julia Manning is the granddaughter of Wayne Porter '65. (Wayne's sister Janice '63, their mother Esther Blomdahl '35, and her three brothers are also Lynx lineage.) She graduated with a 3.96 cumulative GPA from Bothell High School where she participated in Varsity Cheer, ASB, and did a photography internship as well as Running Start at Cascadia College. She was also offered an internship at Canyon Hills Community Church that altered her path. Her hobbies include hiking, photography, and music in both vocals and guitar. She works part-time as a nanny, photographer, and at Arena Sports. Julia will attend Grand Canyon University in Arizona to major in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Worship Arts. Her goal is a career in ministry where she can welcome, encourage, and help others in various stages in life. She has always wanted a job that is people centered.
Scholarship Winner Isaiah McLeod is the grandson of Donna (Petrie) Wartes '63 (and grandnephew of Petrie siblings Bob '50, Lois '53, Carol '54, and Ken '58). He graduated with a 3.58 cumulative GPA from Kings Way Christian School in Vancouver, WA, where he sang in the Varsity Choir, was a member of the yearbook staff, and competed in football and baseball. He has also been involved in church youth group, enjoys collecting vinyl records and skateboarding, and works part time as a little league umpire. His dad's job took the family to many parts of the country, so he played on many baseball teams in several states and set his sights on playing NCAA D2 or better in college. Isaiah will be attending Northwest Nazarene University in the fall where he plans to study political science and business. He also has a roster spot on their NCAA D2 baseball team.
Scholarship Winner Grace Phillips is the granddaughter of Mary (Claus) Ramborger '67 (and grandniece of Claus siblings John '68, Richard '69, Jim '72, and Deborah '74). She graduated with a 3.53 cumulative GPA from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, AZ, where she participated in One Day at a Time, Photography Club, and Pound Fitness Club. In her community, she was active in the Mountain Park Community Church, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, and Valley of the Sun YMCA. Her hobbies include traveling, learning Japanese, photography, and community service. She works part time at McDonald's. Grace's goal is to be an English teacher in Japan as a steppingstone to creating her own private English institution there. She will attend Arizona State University in the fall with a major in Secondary Ed. (English) and a minor in Japanese as well as study abroad at Nanzan University.
Scholarship Winner Braden Sams is the great grandson of Raymond Severson '27. He graduated with a 3.97 cumulative GPA from Seattle's Bishop Blanchet High School where he was a member of national Honor Society, competed in cross country, tennis, and track & field, played intramural basketball, and was a student ambassador. He also played piano with the worship team at City Calvary Chapel and volunteered at Ronald McDonald House and Michael's Place pre-Covid. He is employed part time as a courtesy clerk at Met Market. Braden will be attending the University of Washington in the fall where he plans to study computer science and ultimately make a positive impact in the world by solving problems with technology.
Scholarship Winner Audrey Singer is the granddaughter of Jean Thomson Peterson '64 (and great-granddaughter of Paul Lincoln Thomson '33). She graduated with a 4.44 cumulative GPA from Golden Senior High School in Golden, CO, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, the Artists in Action Club, and played volleyball. She also volunteered at the local food bank and animal shelter and was a member of the Art Students League of Denver teen committee. Audrey chose to attend the University of Utah because of Salt Lake city's booming technology sector with opportunities for internships that will set her up for future success in the field of Graphic Design. The abundance of nature access around Salt Lake City was also a factor in her choice.
Scholarship Winner Tyler Suter is the grandson of Lois Soderland Suter '60. He graduated with a 3.33 cumulative GPA from Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood where he played in the orchestra, jazz band, and drumline, participated in track, cross-country and tennis, and was a member of National Honor Society. His church youth group has taken many service trips as well as volunteer work in the community. He works part time at Chipotle. Tyler is drawn to a meaningful life in his love of music but also wants a secure future, so he will be attending Washington State University where he can combine a minor in music technology with a major in computer science, a combination that can provide a foundation to be both creative and gainfully employed.
Scholarship Winner Jacob Vetter is the great grandson of Philip Schwendeman '33. He graduated with a 3.56 cumulative GPA from Hazen High School in Renton where he competed in football and track and was involved in film club and journalism. In the community he was a skiing and skateboard instructor as well as a lifeguard and works part time at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop. He enjoys skiing, swimming reading, reading, hiking, and writing. Jacob will attend Grand Canyon University in the fall because of its outreach and community-based career programs. He plans to major in business and eventually buy or start his own business.
Scholarship Winner Nola Walston is the granddaughter of Sandra (Gleason) Walston '60 (and great granddaughter of Ruth Sumner Dodge '35). She graduated with a 3.9 cumulative GPA from Shorewood High School where she participated in drama productions, was a member of the LINK leadership crew, and competed in cross-country. She performed 60 hours of community service leading nature camps for Quiet Heart Wilderness Camp. Her hobbies include reading, writing, arts/crafts, frisbee, board games, learning accents, violin, letter-writing, calligraphy, and drawing. Nola will attend Knox College, a small liberal arts school in western Illinois because of its experiential "human-powered" education that includes a term that focuses on repertory theater production and performance. She doesn't have a specific career aim determined yet but knows her calling will include making people feel comfortable, welcome, important, and heard.

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