NICOLE AYN SANCHEZ, of Oak Harbor, is a recipient of a $2,000 college scholarship awarded at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Sanchez’s parents are Febryan and Edvie Duarte. She will be attending the University of Washington.
Sanchez’s school and community activities include National Honor Society, Key Club, Space Club, library volunteering and volunteering at the Elks Lodge.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was initiated in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college-enrolled students. The scholarship program is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. Armed Services including active duty, retirees, guard/reserves as well as children of deceased military personnel. Applications are turned in through commissaries.
Applicants for the 2018 program were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and write an essay.