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There’s money to be made.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has opened the application process for its 2021 Smart Choices Scholarship Program.

Working together with the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Gesa Credit Union, the WIAA will award two $5,000 scholarships, and eight $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors.

Deadline for applications is April 1.

The scholarships honor excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout the students high school careers.

Judging is based on:

Athletic/Activity Excellence (30%)
Academic Achievement (30%)
Leadership (20%)
Citizenship/Community Service (10%)
Originality/Creativity of the Essay (5%)
Financial Need (5%)

To apply, pop over to:

WIAA | Washington Interscholastic Activities Association

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They’re giving back in multiple ways.

Having scrambled to pull off a successful virtual event during the Age of Coronavirus, organizers of Race the Reserve announced Tuesday they will award a scholarship to a graduating Coupeville student.

The $500 needs-based grant is in addition to the $9,500 the annual event brought in for the CHS Class of 2021.

Students applying for the scholarship have until April 30, 2021 to submit an essay and informational cover sheet.

Those applying will be asked two questions:

**Describe a time where you had to overcome adversity or a challenge in your life.

**Why do you feel the scholarship should be awarded to you?

The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior who has been accepted and will be attending a two-year or four-year college or university, technical school, or vocational school.

All essays will be sent anonymously to an independent panel from the community, with no affiliation to the school, who will read and determine the recipient.

Panel members will have no idea who wrote the essays, as they will only carry a number, and not a name.

The winner will be announced during the traditional CHS senior awards night, with a check made out to the recipient’s future school.

For more information or any questions, students should contact the school counselor.

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Anna Dion, co-Valedictorian of the Coupeville High School Class of 2020, earned an impressive amount of scholarships. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Let it rain.

Things went digital this year, but Coupeville High School seniors still brought home an impressive collection of awards and scholarships.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shutting down schools, the annual awards night couldn’t be held in person.

Instead, the school made a collection of video presentations, which were posted online Tuesday afternoon.

The CHS Class of 2020, led by co-Valedictorians Anna Dion and Scout Smith, and Salutatorian Lucy Sandahl, graduates Saturday.

To see who earned awards and scholarships, as well as view senior realization speeches from Avalon Renninger, Xaiviar Lee, and Zara Bradley, pop over to:

https://sites.google.com/coupeville.k12.wa.us/chs-class-of-2020-graduation/home

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Coupeville High School seniors have two weeks left to get in the running for a $5,000 college scholarship.

The 2020 Smart Choices Scholarships are offered by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires.

The program, in its eighth go-round, honors one female and one male high school student for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom.

While the winners net $5,000 apiece, eight other finalists also receive $1,000 scholarships.

The deadline to apply is April 1.

Seniors need to fill out an online application and write a short essay on “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”

Judging is based on athletic/activity excellence (35%), academic achievement (35%), leadership (15%), citizenship/community service (10%), and originality/creativity of the essay (5%).

To find out more and apply, pop over to:.

http://wiaa.com/smartchoices.aspx

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CHS seniors Lindsey Roberts (left) and Emma Smith each collected scholarship money financed by photo sales. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They chose different sports paths, but were remarkably similar in many other ways.

Coupeville High School seniors Lindsey Roberts and Emma Smith are standout athletes, stellar students, fond of posing for photos, and graceful, strong young women.

Now, they’re each $300 richer, thanks to receiving scholarship money from JohnsPhotos.net.

John Fisken hit the stage Tuesday during the CHS awards night to hand out the moola.

His awards, which are largely funded by photo sales, honor student/athletes at each of the schools he and his cameras haunt – CHS and Oak Harbor High School.

To be eligible, athletes had to play two sports during each of their four years of school, while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

The winners, who wrote essays and were interviewed by Fisken, also couldn’t receive any athletic scholarship money from a college.

Smith competed in volleyball and track and field during her prep career, finishing as a team captain and First-Team All-Conference selection while unleashing knee-buckling spikes.

She helped lead Coupeville volleyball back to state during her junior season, breaking a 13-year drought, and grew into one of the most fearsome hitters to ever wear a Wolf uniform.

During her final track campaign, Smith won league, district, and bi-district titles in the shot put, and advanced to state in both the shot put and discus.

She plans to attend Montana State University in the fall and study marine biology and environmental science.

Roberts is a rare 12-time letter winner, with impressive runs in soccer, basketball, and track.

On the pitch, she smacked in 17 goals, third-best in program history, while playing primarily on the defensive side of the ball.

Lou also finished as the #18 scorer in Wolf girls basketball history, and captured eight state track meet medals, most-ever by a female CHS athlete.

She holds school records in the 100 hurdles, 4 x 100, and 4 x 200.

Roberts will attend Washington State University in the fall, majoring in design/architecture, with an emphasis on interior design and layout.

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