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Enumclaw High Schoo trio receive Kiwanis awards

The Enumclaw Chapter of Kiwanis International has announced three Enumclaw High School scholarship recipients.  The attributes Kiwanis members were looking for were school participation, community service, scholarship and life goals.

This year’s recipients are Jessica Snoen, Lindsay Ross and Adriana Berrera-Pachuca.  Each will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward college tuition.

Snoen will attend Boise State University in the fall, majoring in elementary education. This past year, she was a Rotary Student of the Month and winner of the Archdiocese of Seattle award, recognizing seniors who were outstanding in character and  leadership. She was a scholar athlete, receiving numerous honors in both soccer and basketball. She was the Enumclaw High School senior class president and has volunteered at her church, at the Ronald McDonald House, and at the Krain Cemetery clean-up for two years.

Barrera-Pachuca will attend the University of Washington in the fall, majoring in psychology and later going into nursing.  In high school she participated in tennis and gymnastics. She has worked with the Adopt a Road committee, Agape Mission trip in 2011 and 2012, Jay Inslee’s political campaign, the Kiwanis Food Bank, as a Pennies From Heaven volunteer, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital auction volunteer and helped with church activities. She found that her ability to speak Spanish helped at the Northwest Immigrant’s Rights Project, so those being served could better fill out the required forms. She has worked as a nanny, cashier, hostess and in food service.

Ross will attend a university in the fall, majoring in Spanish, art and global studies. In high school she earned honors as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Honor. She was a National Honor Society member, an Enumclaw Rotary Student of the Month, an Enumclaw High School Academic Honor guard and received the Outstanding Junior Award and an AAUW award for achievement in mathematics. Athletically, she earned varsity letters in both track and field and cross country. She helped at Plateau Outreach Ministries and Corner of Love Ministries in Nicaragua. She held several class offices 2010-13 and was a youth leader at Trinity Lutheran Church. She participated in the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, was a member of the EHS orchestra and a member of Spanish Club. She feels that giving back to others should be a way of life.

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