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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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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:


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Coupeville senior Madison Krieg has spent the summer riding to glory with her new horse. (Photos courtesy Krieg)

Claiming a championship saddle at the huge Bailey’s Barrel Bonanza.

Krieg and her steed, Hottie, come flying down the course.

Want to find Madison Krieg? Look for the nearest horse.

The Coupeville High School senior is a natural-born talent in the world of equestrian riding, and her summer was chock-full of big meets, big finishes and getting to know her newest steed.

Krieg’s fourth horse is a high-energy winner named Hottie, and the duo have been tearing up the circuit since coming together.

“I have had her for about three months and they have been probable the most exciting months of my horse career!,” Krieg said.

The duo kicked off their partnership with a 4th place finish at July’s Whidbey Island O-Mok-See in Langley, taking down some “serious competition” at a gaming show which includes multiple events such as poles, figure eight and barrels.

After that, Krieg and Hottie spent the hotter months bouncing from show to show, including the Monroe Fair, piling up ribbons and awards as they went.

The biggie was Bailey’s Barrel Bonanza in Rochester, which attracted 500+ riders “from every age, and people that have come from very far distances with some very, very fast horses.”

Despite only being together for a short month at the time, the duo claimed 1st place in their division, earning a championship saddle, the first of Krieg’s career.

“That was amazing!,” she said.

Krieg and Hottie wrap the summer series next weekend at the PNW Les Schwab O-Mok-See in Seattle, but that doesn’t mean their riding days are done.

“That’s when the real fun begins, because my final year in WAHSET (Washington High School Equestrian Team) will start!,” Krieg said. “I can’t wait and I know me and Hottie will have a blast this year!”

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