Highline Schools Foundation College Scholarships Awarded

2017 College Scholarships Awarded

Highline Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients and Donors at the 2017 Scholarship Reception

Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in Highline Public Schools. The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School students. One of the many ways the Foundation makes an impact is with its generous scholarship program. All Highline Schools Foundation scholarships are available to graduating seniors who live in the Highline Public Schools service area and will graduate with a diploma from Highline Public Schools by June 30, 2017.

“The Foundation’s scholarship program started in 2002 with just three scholarships and has grown every year. We are excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of our community, the Foundation is able to increase the number of college scholarships to 19!” said Marco Milanese, Highline Schools Foundation President. “The cornerstone of our scholarship program is the commitment of our community to help the most vulnerable students in our district continue their education beyond high school. Brad and Danielle Tilden; Matt Griffin and Evelyne Rozner; and HPS retired teacher Carlyn Hove Roedell and her sister Robyn Hove Layng are funding new scholarships this year that will help families with the cost of college for their children.”

Scholarship winners were recognized last week at the Highline School Board Meeting followed by a reception at Puget Sound Skills Centers.

13th Year Scholarship:

  • Christina Naydyuk is a student at Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment and also a Running Start student at Highline College. She plans to attend the University of Washington this fall to study computer science.
  • Habtamu Kabeto is a student at Global Connections High School and also a Running Start student at Highline College. He plans to attend the University of Washington to study computer science and engineering.
  • Tseyon Nurilegn is a student from Highline High School who plans to attend the University of Washington this fall to become a nurse practitioner.
  • Leslie Garcia-Bobadilla is a student at Health Sciences & Human Services High School who is headed to Seattle University in the fall to study engineering

Evelyne Rozner & Matt Griffin Scholarship:

  • Karishama Vahora is a student at Health Sciences & Human Services High School and also a Running Start student at South Seattle College. She plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall to study Computer Science and Public Health.

Alaska Airlines:

  • Madison Hall-Lambert is a student at Highline High School and a Running Start student at Highline College. She will attend the University of Washington in the fall and is looking at an economics major with an emphasis in political science along her path to becoming a corporate attorney.
  • Sosna Woldemariam is a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School and a Running Start student at Highline College. She plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall to study molecular biology as a pre-med student.
  • Yasin Ali-Halane is also a student at Raisbeck Aviation. He plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall where he received direct admission into the Foster School of Business. He plans to study business and political science.
  • Andrun Lowerre is a Big Picture student headed to Western Washington University to work towards a career in the prosthetics industry and possibly one day be a pioneer in the human augmentation industry

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship:

  • Habtamu Kabeto is a student at Global Connections High School and also a Running Start student at Highline College. He plans to attend the University of Washington to study computer science and engineering.
  • Heidy Cruz Franco is a student at Mount Rainier High School and a Running Start student at Highline College. She will attend University of Washington in the fall where she plans to study nursing.
  • Mariam Alkorashy is a student at Highline High School. She is headed to Seattle Pacific University to study biology or bio chemistry as her first step toward her dream becoming a neurosurgeon.
  • Rasha Barem is a student at Highline High School. She will attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall where she is looking at studying biology on her path to becoming a surgeon.

CM Garrity Scholarship:

  • Rasha Barem is a student at Highline High School. She will attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall where she is looking at studying biology on her path to becoming a surgeon.
  • Mihret Haili is a full International Baccalaureate student from Mount Rainier High School. She plans to attend the University of Washington this fall to pursue a degree in International Business.
  • Milan Crone is also a full International Baccalaureate student from Mount Rainier High School. He plans to attend the University of Washington next year and major in either Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship:

  • Lauren Powers is a student at Highline High School who has also been working on her Nursing Assistant Certification through Puget Sound Skills Center. She will attend Pacific Lutheran University in the fall to study nursing.

Civility & Social Responsibility Scholarship:

  • Bryanna Bui is a student at Mount Rainier High School. She will attend the University of Washington Bothell this fall to study either education or communications.

Light & Love Scholarship:

  • Jeraldi Gonzalez is a student at Big Picture School. She will attend South Seattle College in the fall and will determine her major once she gets there.

TinShip Scholarships:

  • Bryan Barco Fabela is a student from Mount Rainier High School & Puget Sound Skills Center headed to Renton Technical College to study welding.
  • Miguel Lopez-Morales is a student from Highline High School and PSSC headed also to Renton Technical College to study welding.

Congratulations to these scholarship winners. Thank you to the generous donors of the Highline community for providing these generous scholarships so that these students can attend higher education.

13th Year (2017)

13th Year Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Tseyon Nurilegn, Christina Naydyuk, Habtamu Kabeto, Leslie Garcia-Bobadilla

Evelyne Rozner & Matt Griffin Scholarship (2017)

Evelyne Rozner and Matt Griffin Scholarship: Karishama Vahora

Alaska Airlines Scholarship (2017)

Alaska Airlines Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Madison Hall-Lambert, Andrun Lowerre. Not pictured: Yasin Ali-Halane, Sosna Woldemariam

STIA Scholarship (2017)

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Mariam Alkorashy, Heidy Cruz Franco, Rasha Barem, Habtamu Kabeto pictured with Marco Milanese, Port of Seattle and Highline Schools Foundation President

CM Garrity Scholarship (2017)

CM Garrity Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Rasha Barem, Mihret Haili, Milan Crone pictured with Charles Garrity

Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship (2017)

Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship: Lauren Powers pictured with Nancy & Tim Maynard

Civility & Social Responsibility Scholarship (2017)

Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship: Bryanna Bui pictured with Carlyn Hove Roedell and Robyn Hove Layng

Light & Love Scholarship (2017)

Light and Love Scholarship: Jeraldi Gonzalez pictured with Nancy Pappas Barnhart and family

TinShip Scholarship (2017)

TinShip Scholarship (pictured from left to right) Bryan Barco Fabela and Miguel Lopez-Morales

Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!

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