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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:


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Bring that money home. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The money is yours!

Believe in yourself, do the work, and who knows, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association could be calling your name next spring.

Working in conjunction with the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires, the WIAA is staging its sixth annual Smart Choices College Scholarship.

One female and one male high school student/athlete will each be hailed for their achievements in athletics/activities, the community, and the classroom, claiming a $5,000 college scholarship.

Even if you don’t win, there’s a second shot at sweet, sweet cash, as eight finalists will receive $1,000 scholarships.

Applications can be submitted between Nov. 1, 2017 and Apr. 1, 2018, and the WIAA website allows you to save partially finished applications as you work on them.

To be eligible, you need to answer some background questions, then write an essay or provide a personal statement video on “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”

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

To find out more and apply, pop over to:


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Zane Bundy (John Fisken photos)

Zane Bundy’s big kicking leg is carrying him to college ball. (John Fisken photos)

Bundy passes down wisdom to a younger teammate during the early days of soccer practice.

Bundy passes down wisdom to a younger teammate during the early days of soccer practice.

Number seven is number three.

Zane Bundy became the third Coupeville High School senior to sign to play college ball, joining Makana Stone (Whitman, basketball) and Dalton Martin (track, Everett Community College).

Bundy, who has been a standout soccer player for the Wolves, is actually going to college as a football player, however.

He’s headed to Santa Barbara City College to kick for the Vaqueros.

The school is always on the outlook for “raw talent” and liked what they saw in Bundy and his big leg, said mom Janine.

During his single season of football, Zane led the Wolves in scoring, kicking five field goals and knocking down eight PATs.

Bundy finished his senior season tied for #1 among 1A players for field goals and fourth among Washington state prep kickers in all classifications.

Zane is all geared up and ready to go. I believe it will be a great fit for him,” said CHS football coach Brett Smedley. “Zane showed great ability and a willingness to learn and get better on a daily basis.

“I am very proud of him and look forward to seeing where this move takes him!”

SBCC plays in the American Pacific Division of the Southern California Football Association and has five league rivals — Antelope Valley, L.A. Pierce, L.A. Valley, Hancock and Citrus.

The league has actually been reformatted for 2016.

Playing in an eight-team conference this past season, the Vaqueros went 5-5 overall, 4-3 in league play.

Santa Barbara is coached by Craig Moropoulos, who has been on the job for nine seasons.

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Dalton Martin (John Fisken photo)

Dalton Martin, ready to do damage with his weapon of choice. (John Fisken photo)

Dalton Martin is heading down the path Hunter Hammer blazed.

The Coupeville High School senior, who finished 5th in the discus at the 1A state track and field meet last year, signed a letter of intent Friday to Everett Community College.

Martin chose the school because it has a strong EMT program and it offered him the chance to throw on scholarship, said dad Bob.

EVCC competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference and added field events to its track team in 2011.

Hammer, a former CHS basketball and track star, was the school’s first big-time thrower.

After two years with the Trojans, he moved on to become an All-American at Trinity Lutheran.

Martin, who has played football, basketball, tennis and track during his time as a Wolf, competed in the shot put, discus and 4 x 100 as a junior.

He finished 3rd at districts in the shot put, while winning league, sub-district and district titles in the discus.

At the state meet in Cheney last spring, Martin unleashed a PR of 147 feet (nearly eight feet better than his previous best) to bring home a fifth-place medal.

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   Signed, sealed and delivered. Makana Stone is off to play college ball at Whitman. (Sylvia Hurlburt photos)

Eileen and Josh

   Eileen and Josh Stone smile the smile of parents who are getting help paying for college.


   Proud CHS coaches Amy and David King drop by to congratulate their beloved team leader.


Makana is joined by a pack of friends on her big day.

Walla Walla, there’s a Wolf coming your way.

Coupeville High School senior Makana Stone signed a letter of intent Friday to play basketball on scholarship at Whitman College.

“I chose Whitman because they are a successful and small liberal arts college, both academically and athletically,” Stone said. “I’m very excited to be able to receive a top-notch education and be able to play the sport I love at the collegiate level.

“I’m excited knowing through self avocation, focus, and hard work that Whitman is the place I will be most successful!”

The Missionaries boast a top-level NCAA D-III athletic program, with their women’s basketball team currently ranked #21 in the nation.

Whitman is 15-4 overall, 8-3 in Northwest Conference play.

Stone’s high school coach, David King, has seen her blossom on and off the court over the past four years, and is thrilled for her to have the opportunity to play at a higher level.

“Whitman College is getting a motivated and talented player. That’s just the basketball side of things,” he said. “She is an even better person and she will fit into any environment and connect well with her coaches and teammates. They are lucky to have her.

“I’m very excited for her and the opportunity at the next level,” King added. “I’m looking forward to watching her skills grow and be the best player she can at the college level.

“I believe with the athletic ability and talent she has, she will be successful for Whitman.”

Stone, a highly-focused, standout scholar as well as a basketball, track and soccer star, will have a chance to attend a stellar private liberal arts college.

The school, which was founded in 1859 as a seminary before becoming a four-year college in 1883, offers 45 majors and 32 minors, with a student/faculty ratio of just 9:1.

During her time at Coupeville, Stone has been a four-year starter on the basketball squad.

She recently passed 1,000 points for her career (joining former Wolf Brianne King in that rare club) and has 900+ rebounds and 200+ steals in her career.

Stone has led her squad to back-to-back 1A Olympic League titles as a junior and senior, and was tabbed as the league’s MVP last season.

Currently averaging 19 points a game for Coupeville (14-4 overall, 8-0 in league), with a double-double every time out this season, she would seem to be an absolute slam-dunk to repeat that honor.

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