Congratulations to the five district students named as 2015 Washington Scholars!
Franklin Pierce High School
Christine Lee (29th Leg. Dist.)
Yu Chi Lee (25th Leg. Dist.)
Evan Long (25th Leg. Dist.)
Washington High School
Kay-Dee Nelson (29th Leg. Dist.)
Stephanie Palmer (25th Leg. Dist.)
About the Washington Scholars Program
The Washington Scholars program recognizes the accomplishments of the most exemplary graduating high school students in each of the state’s 49 legislative districts. It is the highest meritorious academic honor conferred by the state’s educators and government leaders.
High school principals from across the state nominate up to one percent of their graduating classes for Washington Scholars consideration. The nomination is based on academic achievement, leadership, and community activities. Award recipients are announced in the spring.
Currently, there is no direct monetary scholarship benefit for new Washington Scholars. Some in-state colleges may offer financial or other incentives to attract Scholars to their campuses. Washington Scholars who were awarded monetary benefits prior to 2011 retain eligibility to receive the scholarship based on appropriated funds.