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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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They’re just begging to give you the money.

You have 18 days to make $5,000.

Apr. 1 is the deadline for senior high school student/athletes to apply for the 2019 Smart Choices Scholarship.

The program, run by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires, offers two $5,000 first-place scholarships, as well as eight $1,000 runner-up awards.

Winners are split between female and male athletes.

The awards recognize students for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom.

To be eligible, you need to fill out an on-line application, as well as write a short essay or film a personal statement video on “how you plan to use your education to benefit others.”

When applications are judged, it breaks down to 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and 5% on originality/creativity of the essay or video.

To find out more and apply, pop over to:

http://wiaa.com/smartchoices.aspx

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“Get that money!!” Lincoln Kelley badly wants you to collect that sweet, sweet cash. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Through three different leagues, John Fisken has been handing financial aid to hard-working Coupeville High School seniors.

The photo whiz kid is offering cash to two graduating student/athletes for a sixth year, so, if you qualify, don’t forget to apply by the April 8 cutoff.

Applications are available in the CHS counseling office.

Requirements for the scholarships:

*Must have participated in at least two sports for all four years of high school.

Cheer counts as a sport, but just one sport. Doing fall and winter cheer doesn’t give you two sports – you would need a second sport to go along with cheer.

*Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

*Must NOT be getting any type of athletic scholarship from any college.

*Must submit a 500-word essay, “How Sports Made Me A Better Person.

And a final PS – transfer students who meet the basic requirements, but did not spend all four years at CHS, are eligible.

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Coupeville senior athletes — the WIAA is just waiting to give you money.

This is our year.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is teaming once again with Les Schwab Tires and the Dairy Farmers of Washington to offer scholarship money to high school athletes.

This marks the seventh go-around for The Smart Choices Scholarship Program, and while no one from Coupeville has won in the first six years, that can, and should, change now.

So, basically, if you’re a Wolf senior, get crackin’! Jump over to the WIAA site (link below) and do what needs to be done to get in the mix.

Two athletes, one male and one female, will walk away with a $5,000 college scholarship, while eight other finalists (four males, four females) will get $1,000 towards their education.

The scholarships recognizes students for their work in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school career.

Students need to fill out an online application and write a short essay or provide a personal statement video on the subject “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”

Judging is broken down into five categories.

It’s 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and 5% originality/creativity of the essay or video.

Applications can be submitted between Nov. 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019.

For more info and to start your application, pop over to:

http://www.wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=959

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   CHS senior Hope Lodell, a volleyball and softball star, is an example of an athlete who fits the criteria for scholarship money offered by photographer John Fisken. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The race is on.

The deadline for scholarship money offered by local photo whiz kid John Fisken is drawing near, and I’m here to help with easy access to the application forms.

Coupeville and Oak Harbor High School seniors who meet the criteria and get their work done in a timely fashion — he’s picking up the applications Tuesday — will be in the running for cash rewards funded by photo purchases.

To be eligible, you need to hit these bullet points:

*Must have participated in at least 2 sports for all 4 years of high school

*Must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

*Must NOT be getting any type of athletic scholarship from any college

*Must submit a 500-word essay, “How Sports Made Me A Better Person”

You can print out the application form by clicking on the links below:

Scholarship application – Oak Harbor

Scholarship application – Coupeville

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