The Gwen Williams Scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in Education. Allison was selected for this scholarship based on her demonstrated passion for teaching. She has always had an interest in working with kids, whether it be working with them in her own community or performing volunteer work in Tijuana. Her other volunteer duties included child care at her church and work with the Parent Teacher Student Association. She served on the OHS welcome team and is a member of the National Honors Society. She is a stellar example of a steady and balanced student, athlete (cross country), and volunteer while maintaining a high GPA. Besides graduating from OHS this year, Alison is graduating from South Puget Sound Community College with her Associates in Arts degree and a 3.979 GPA. Allison was accepted into Northwest University and she intends to pursue a degree in teaching middle school math.
The Don Bunt Scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in Education. Bethel will attend Yale University to pursue her interest in childhood development and to help others as a Child Psychiatrist. Her volunteer work as a counselor in a crisis clinic gave her many opportunities to use her strength and wisdom in communicating with people in crisis. Bethel also volunteers at her church, looking after children, and served on the OHS Bear Crew for orientating younger students.
The Mary Campbell Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing dramatic arts after high school, including behind-the-scene technical stage work. Cecelia has won several prizes including Best-In-Show for her artwork at the Puyallup Fair. She is known for her diligent and selfless work as a prolific builder and painter on most stage sets for Olympia High School productions and was involved with the Creative Theatre Experience for 8 years. Cecelia will be attending the University of San Francisco this Fall on a large arts scholarship where she wants to pursue an education in art history and museum studies. She also has an interest in theater acting.
The Jocelyn Dohm Scholarship is for a student pursuing a degree in book arts: journalism, literature, graphic arts, photography, book binding, and printing. Diana will be attending Gonzaga University with a focus on journalism. Her many activities include volunteering as a peer tutor teaching English as a second language, participating on the OHS Community Council, and serving as President of both the Olympia Literary Magazine at OHS and a Community Youth Services program. The OHS faculty observed her consistent pursuit of opportunities to help others, always in the spirit of kindness and patience.
The George Morris Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in the field of Career and Technical Education. Sarah Swanstrom is a passionate artist, athlete, and mathlete who loves art, volunteering for nature trail cleaning, and helping her grandparents. She was Math Student of the Month in 2017 and won the People’s Choice Award for the OSD 113 Regional Art Show. Sarah will be attending Central Washington University and majoring in industrial arts.