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Oak Harbor seniors rake in more than $4M in scholarships

Oak Harbor High School’s Class of 2008 had a lot to cheer about as they received numerous achievement awards and millions of dollars worth of scholarships. Others were just happy to be leaving high school so they can begin their life’s journey. - Nathan Whalen / staff photo
Oak Harbor High School’s Class of 2008 had a lot to cheer about as they received numerous achievement awards and millions of dollars worth of scholarships. Others were just happy to be leaving high school so they can begin their life’s journey.
— image credit: Nathan Whalen / staff photo

The Oak Harbor High School Class of 2008 earned various honors and more than $4 million worth of scholarships awarded by community organizations, universities and the military.

Henry Aesoph: Art League North Scholarship, $1,000; CA College of the Arts Scholarship, $32,000; Cornish College of the Arts Scholarship, $32,000; Oak Harbor Building Administrator’s Association; William Vanderstoep Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.

Olivia Anderson: Chief Petty Officers Assoc. of Whidbey Island, $1,000, President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jessica Andrukat: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jan-RachelleAngel: Art Institute of Seattle Scholarship, $500; Culinary Arts Institute of America Scholarship, $2,000; Johnson & Wales Scholarship, $1,000; WSU Scholarship, $1,000.

Janay Baeyen: Public School Employees Dependent Scholarship, $750.

Andrew Bakker: The Evergreen State College Scholastic Achievement Award, $600.

Jesus Bautista: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Raquel Beauchene: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Kayla Beers: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Michael Bell: Western Oregon University Football Scholarship,$22,000.

Nicole Bouchard: Amer. Assoc. of Univ. Women Top Female Science Student Award, $100; Concordia University Academic Scholarship, $52,000; Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor Scholarship, $500; National Merit Scholarship Finalist, Northwest Nazarene University Achievement Award, $83,600; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Washington Scholar, $12,000.

Christopher Bragg: American Legion Scholarship, $500; North Whidbey Lions Club Scholarship, $1,000, President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Michael Bressler: Naval Academy Appointment valued at $351,800 (accepted); President’s Award for Educational Excellence; West Point appointment, valued at $441,000.

Briana Brothers: Oak Harbor Rotary Vocational Scholarship, $1000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Janelle Byers: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Clark Cagingin: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Richard Chong: Elks Most Valuable Student Award, $500; Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club Sarah Wirth Scholarship, $500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; The Evergreen State College Regional High School Counselor Award, $900; The Evergreen State College Scholastic Achievement Award, $900.

Allison Cowan: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Brian Culbertson: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; UW School of Music Scholarship, $14,000.

Jesse Cullen: Public School Employees Dependent Scholarship, $750; Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester.

Brandon Daigle: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Brooke DeWitt: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Tyler Elliot: Navy ROTC scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, $180,000; West Point appointment valued at $441,000 (accepted).

Ryan Emmett: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, $36,000; Officers Spouses’ Club Scholarship, $650; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Johnny Encinas: Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester.

Abigail Espiritu: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WWU Multi-cultural Achievement Program Scholarship, $4,000.

Justine Espiritu: Whidbey Island Jazz Society Scholarship, $1,000.

Brynn Fakkema: Amer. Assoc. of Univ. Women Top Female Math Student Award, $100; Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship, $2,500; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Lanche Crow Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Public School Employees Dependent Scholarship, $750; Sam Walton Community Scholarship, $1,000; UW Grant, $9,400; WA Principal’s Scholars, WA Scholar Program Nominee, Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge Outstanding Student Award, $1,000; WSU Academic Achievement, $5,000.

Catherine Filoteo: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jake Ford: Hillsdale College Merit Scholarship, $40,000; Naval Academy Appointment, valued at $351,800; Navy ROTC scholarship to WSU, $180,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WA Principal’s Scholars; West Point appointment valued at $441,000 (accepted); Whitworth University scholarships, $49,000; WSU Achievement Award, $6,000

KeryJeane Gehling: Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor Scholarship, $500; Navy Wives Club of Amer. Scholarship, $300; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Career and Tech Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Rotary Krieg Equine Scholarship. $1,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Phillip Garey: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Keifer Gonzalez: Kettering University Out-of-State Scholarship, $9,000; Montana State University Achievement Award, $4,000; Montana State University Balanced Man Scholarship, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, $1,000; St. Martin’s University Faculty Scholarship, $40,000.

Kathryn Gorman: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Emily Hale: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Amber Hamming: Oak Harbor Education Association Scholarship, $750; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Samantha Hamming: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation 2nd Chance Scholarship, $1,000.

Justin Hanrahan: Island Arts Council Scholarship, $1,000.

Michelle Hong: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Robert Hubner: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Christina Jaquilmac: Assoc. of Old Crows Whidbey Roost Scholarship, $4,000; Knights of Columbus Don Goodwin Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; Officers Spouses’ Club Scholarship, $900; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Univ. of Central Florida LEAD Fellowship, $800; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Kimberly Javier: Oak Harbor Rotary Vocational Scholarship, $1,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Katelund Johnson: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Career and Tech Scholarship, $1,500.

Nicole Johnson: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Michael Johnson: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Trevor Kjargaard: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $2,000.

Joshua Lamb: Daren Jewell Scholarship, $500; Navy ROTC scholarship to Oregon State University, up to $180,000 (accepted).

Roxanne Lamm: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Spencer Livermore: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, $20,000; Pacific Lutheran University Dean’s Scholarship, $60,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $2,000.

Carlos Lopez: Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester, Daren Jewell Scholarship, $500; Island County Fire & Emergency Services Scholarship, $250.

Brittany Loveng: CWU Scholastic Scholarship, $2,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Scholastic Achievement Scholarship, $5,000; WWU Scholastic Achievement Scholarship, $500.

Daniel Lura: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WA Principal’s Scholars; Whitworth University Legacy Scholarship, $30,000; WSU Achievement Award, $5,000.

Alexandrea MacIndoe: Chief Petty Officers Assoc. of Whidbey Island, $1,000; CWU Achievement Award, $3,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $5,000; WWU Achievement Award, $500.

Maryellen Mangiameli: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jenna Marin: LDS Business College Freshman Scholarship, $650.

Kristine Martinez: Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club Sarah Wirth Scholarship, $500; Roy Gonzales Memorial Scholarship, $400.

Geraldine Massengale: Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Melanya Materne: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Scholarship, $500; Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship, $250; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship, $1,000.

Krisandra McGill: Daren Jewell Scholarship, $500; Everett Community College Cross Country Scholarship, $2,270; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Principal’s Scholars.

Lacey Meaux: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Mercedes Mendiola: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Alyssa Merriman: Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club Sarah Wirth Scholarship, $500; Point Loma Nazarene University Provost’s Scholarship, $4,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $2,500

Marilu Morgan: Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor 2nd Chance Scholarship, $500; Fil-Am Assoc. of O.H. Scholarship, $500.

Kellie Newton: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Whidbey General Hospital Charlotte Dowler Memorial Scholarship, $2,400; WSU Academic Scholarship, $1,000.

Griffin Nielsen: Oak Harbor Education Association Scholarship, $750; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Academic Scholarship. $1,000.

Jennifer Nolasco: Knights of Columbus Council Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation 2nd Chance Scholarship, $1,000.

Alexander Nydam: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Career and Tech Scholarship, $1,500.

Steven Nydam: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Career and Tech Scholarship, $1,500; Oak Harbor Lions Club Charles Anderson Vocational Scholarship, $1,500; Skagit/Island County Builders Assoc. Scholarship, $2,000.

Arianna O’Dell: American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500; Career and Technical Student of the Second Semester, Career and Technical Student of the Year; Chief Petty Officers Assoc. of Whidbey Island, $1,000; Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Community Fund, $1,500; Justin Yoder Memorial Scholarship, $500; Oak Harbor Emblem Club 450 Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; UW Pinkerton Endowment Award, $27,000; Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship, $1,000; Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) Scholarship, $12,000.

Mark Ogren: PLU President’s Scholarship, $17,000; PLU Music Scholarship, $1,000; PLU Confirmation Award, $1,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Megan O’Neill: Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship, $500; Concordia University Regent’s Scholarship; Concordia University Honor’s Program Scholarship; Elks Scholarship, $750; Jones Accounting Scholarship, $1,000; NW Nazarene University Dean’s Scholarship, $2,000; NW Nazarene University Academic Scholarship, $6,700; NW Nazarene University Leadership Scholarship, $1,000; NW Nazarene University Health & Science Dept. Scholarship, $1,000; North Whidbey Lions Club Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; West. Oregon University Presidential Scholarship, West. Oregon University Academic Award.

Annavictoria Olavario: Amer. Assoc. of Univ. Women Top Female Technical Student Award, $100; Career and Technical Student of First Semester.

Benjamin Olson: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Charles and Lorraine Bos Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Phi Beta Kappa High School Book Award; Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; WA Principal’s Scholars; WA Scholar Program Nominee.

Nicholas Olson: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Heather Osburn: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jacquelyn Palmer: Art Institute of Seattle Scholarship, $500; Culinary Arts Institute of America Scholarship, $2,000; Johnson & Wales Scholarship, $1,000; McLean Culinary Arts Scholarship, 5,000; WSU Scholarship, $1,000.

Ashley Parish: Canfield Scholarship. $4,000; Jo Balda / New Leaf Scholarship, $1,000; Navy Wives Club of Amer. Scholarship, $250; Oak Harbor Rotary Club Academic Scholarship, $3,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cheer Scholarship, $4,800; WSCCA Cheer Scholarship, $500.

Elizabeth Peteroli: Oak Harbor Educational Foundation 2nd Chance Scholarship, $1,000; Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000.

Olivia Peterschmidt: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Chelsea Peterson: Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester.

Bryan Presler: Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, $300; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jeremie Rellama: WWU Multi-cultural Achievement Program Scholarship, $4,000.

Kyle Renninger: Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship, $1,000 WA Principal’s Scholars; Whidbey Foundation Scholarship, $1,000.

Jeremie Rellama: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Brittany Rickman: Univ. of S. Carolina Woodrow Wilson Scholarship, $40,000; Florida State Univ. Bright Futures Scholarship, $80,000.

Sylvia (Kelli) Roberts: Amer. Assoc. of Univ. Women Academic Scholarship, $1,000; Elks Most Valuable Student Award, $2,000; Oak Harbor Lions Club Joe Brislin Memorial Scholarship, $1,500; Military Officer’s Association of America Scholarship, $2,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Christina Robison: Retired Chief Petty Officers Association Scholarship, $1,200.

Jacob Rouser: Idaho State University Athletic Scholarship, $86,000.

Rodrick Rumble: WSU Athletic Scholarship, $64,000.

Michael Ryan: Whidbey Island Jazz Society Scholarship, $1,000; Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Community Fund, $1,500; CWU Deans and Trustees Award, $3,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Daniel Saiku: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Bryce Schulle: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $2,000.

Alyssa Sexton: American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, $500; American Legion Scholarship, $500; Island County Fire & Emergency Services Scholarship, $250; Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge Scholarship, $500.

A.J.Siwa: EWU Advantage Scholarship, $1,500.

Alexandra Smith: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Lian Snowden: The Evergreen State College Scholastic Achievement Award, $600.

Kelsey Stahlbush: McDonald’s Employee Scholarship, $1,000. President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor Violet Richardson Award, $500.

Tatyanna Thompson: Art Institute Scholarship, $500; Bernice Thetford Memorial Scholarship for Midway High School, $1,000; Career and Technical Student of the Year, Culinary Institute of America Scholarship, $8,000; Johnson & Wales University Scholarship, $4,000; McLean Culinary Arts Scholarship, $5,000; WSU Scholarship, $1,000.

Clarissa Thiel: Career and Technical Student of the 2nd Semester; Concordia University Volleyball Scholarship, $5,000; Concordia University Regent’s Scholarship. $6,000; Oak Harbor Educational Foundation Scholarship. $1,000; Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club Sarah Wirth Scholarship, $500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Kyle Tomlin: Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000;

Michael (Brett) Tucker Navy ROTC Scholarship to the University of Utah, $180,000 (accepted); OHHS NJROTC (Schulz) Scholarship, $1,000.

Elizabeth Vannice-Zahrt: President’s Award for Educational Excellence; WSU Achievement Award, $5,000; WSU Order of the Amaranth, $1,000.

Myra Veltkamp: Oak Harbor Education Association Scholarship, $750; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; SPU Grant, $4,485; SPU Philip W. Eaton Scholarship, $12,000; SPU President’s Scholarship Award, $36,000; WA Principal’s Scholars.

Rebecca Wheeler: Byron Weiss Memorial Scholarship, $4,000; Elks Legacy Award, $1,000; Elks Most Valuable Student Award, $500; PLU Merit Scholarship, $52,000; PLU Dean’s Award, $20,000; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Theresa Ferguson Memorial Scholarship, $1,000; Whidbey General Hospital Charlotte Dowler Memorial Scholarship, $2,400.

Harley Williams: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Lauryn Wilson: Career and Technical Student of First Semester; President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Jared Wirth: WSU Academic Scholarship, $2,000.

Alison Wolfgang: Krieg Construction, Inc. Scholarship, $1,500; President’s Award for Educational Excellence; Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor Foundation Scholarship, $1,000; Univ. of Idaho Achievement Scholarship / Virginia Mowry Scholarship / Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship, $9,264 total.

Jamie Wright: President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Leonard Zapanta: Knights of Columbus Council Scholarship, $1,000.

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