The Camas-Washougal Rotary Club awarded $9,000 in college scholarships to 10 Washougal and Camas high school students at the Club’s annual scholarship breakfast on June 4. Four seniors from Camas and four from Washougal were each awarded $1,000 towards tuition at the college of their choice.
 
 
Madeline Gregory
Washougal High School
Whitworth University
 
Rachel Joe
Camas High School
University of Washington
 
Caroline Kealoha
Camas High School
Duke University
 
Adam Krout
Washougal High School
University of Washington
 
Karina Miller
Washougal High School
Clark College
 
Paige Moore
Washougal High School
Brigham Young University
 
Brittany Scott
Camas High School
Pacific Lutheran University    
 
Josh Stoller
Camas High School
Washington State University
 
In addition, two sophomores were selected to receive $500 upon graduation to help fund studies at the college of their choice. This year the grants were awarded to Abigail Young from Washougal High School and Joseph Marugg from Camas High School. These students were selected out of a field of sophomores from Camas and Washougal who have been recognized every month as Camas-Washougal Rotary’s student of the month.
 
Rotary has a rich history of funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study in a wide range of academic fields. Since it was founded in the mid-90s, the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club has awarded scholarships to students living in the attendance area of Camas and Washougal High Schools. This local scholarship program is designed to recognize high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improve their community through service and to encourage them to further their education.
 
Scholarship funds are generated through Ducky Derby, a unique Duck Race on the Washougal River. This event occurs on the fourth Sunday in July as a part of the Camas Days celebration.
 
Rotary International is a service organization with over 1.2 million members in more than 160 countries. The Camas-Washougal Rotary meets at 7 am on Thursdays at Orchard Hills Golf & Country Club, 605 39th St., Washougal, WA. For more club information visit cwrotary.com.