Mary Campbell began teaching at Olympia High School in 1955, teaching English and drama for more than 30 years, and retired as the first female vice principal of OHS. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1951 majoring in English. After teaching in Hallock, Minnesota for a few years, she transferred to the University of Washington in 1954 to begin work on a master’s degree.Apply
Jocelyn Dohm was a 1936 graduate of Olympia High School, where she was the newspaper editor. After earning her journalism degree at the University of Washington, Dohm returned to Olympia where she operated the Sherwood Press for 60 years along West 5th Avenue, next to the Old St. Peter Hospital. Dohm’s work contributed to intellectual discussion in the Olympia area, her friendly face welcome community wide.
George Morris taught wood shop in the Olympia School District 1947-1977. He came to Olympia High School in 1961, and also served as athletic director and coach for football, wrestling and track. Morris had tremendous vocal range, he could launch his booming voice that could be heard over a whole shop full of operating machinery or from one end of the campus to the far end of the sports fields. Or he was the gentle words of encouragement over your shoulder that kept you on track, inspired. He ushered in the era of women’s interscholastic sports at OHS, coaching girls track in the 1975-76 school year.Apply
Don Bunt served as principal of OHS from 1954 until 1972, an era that included the move of Olympia High School from its Capitol Way location to the present site of Olympia High School. Bunt served as president of the Washington Association of Secondary Principals and was an avid sportsman. His scholarship goes to graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in education.
Gwen (Griffith) Williams graduated from OHS in 1938. At OHS she taught health and physical education and coached girls’ tennis until 1977. Her scholarship goes to graduating seniors interested in pursuing a career in education.Apply
As part of the virtual Olympia High School Class of 2021 Awards and Recognition “Night of Stars 2021” broadcast on June 10, 2021, the OHS Alumni Association proudly awarded scholarships to 5 well-deserving seniors. These scholarships have been awarded each year since 2004 thanks to the generosity of OHS alumni. Meet this year’s 2021 scholarship winners who we celebrate and are pleased to support as they pursue their scholarly aspirations. Good luck to all 2021 OHS grads and may you give back to all those that helped you along the way!
Harper will attend University of Washington and is planning to study journalism and marketing.
Cora will attend Saint Martin's University and is interested in English and teaching at the secondary level.
Sophia will attend Boise State University and is interested in elementary education.
Emma will attend Columbia College Chicago and is interested in musical theater. She has been involved in 29 theater productions.
Yukte will attend Saint Martin's University and is interested in information technology.
Tahlia will attend University of Washington and interested in literature and photography. She would like to study abroad.