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Enumclaw Rotary student scholarship announced

The Enumclaw Rotary has announced this year’s student scholarship recipients.

Bailee Smith, daughter of Connie Smith of Enumclaw, will graduate from Enumclaw High School with a 3.98 grade-point average. While in high school she has participated in cross country and track, Key Club and both the National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society.  She has logged more than 300 hours volunteering at St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Family Birth Center, with her church youth group and with Relay for Life. She received early acceptance into Arizona State University’s nursing program. ($2,000 scholarship)

Reilly Desmul, daughter of Julia Catherall and Jerry Desmul of Enumclaw, will graduate from Enumclaw High School with a 3.986 GPA. She is vice president of the National Honor Society, captain of both the track and cross country teams, a Link Crew leader and has been the student representative to the Enumclaw School Board. She has been granted direct freshman admission to the University of Washington College of Civil and Environmental Engineering Program this fall. ($1,000 scholarship)

Markus Fornelius, son of Brad and Sandra Fornelius of Enumclaw, will graduate from Enumclaw High School. He has a 3.92 cumulative GPA and is president of the National Honor Society. He has participated in track and field, is a member of the Spanish Club and volunteers as a math tutor. He will attend Washington State University this fall to major in mechanical engineering and has also been accepted into the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps. ($1,000 Scholarship)

Caroline Siewert, daughter of Shelley Siewert of Buckley, will be graduating from White River High School. A strong academic student taking Advanced Placement classes, she has a 3.98 GPA. She has been a four-year varsity cheerleader, class officer and member of the National Honor Society. She also volunteers with her church, as a classroom volunteer and at the Heritage House. She plans to attend Washington State University to pursue a degree in special and elementary education. ($1,000 scholarship)

Jonathan Valdez, son of Maria Orellana of Bonney Lake, will graduate from White River High School. He has taken Advanced Placement classes and maintains a 3.5 GPA. He has participated in football, powerlifting and as a member of the AVID program at high school. He also volunteers with youth football and his church. He will attend Eastern Washington University this fall to pursue a degree in exercise science working toward admission into the physical therapy program. ($1,000 scholarship)

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