Fourteen student-athletes will be honored April 27 at the 19th annual Dick Nichols West Olympia Rotary Awards Luncheon. Awards are given to graduating high school students from seven high schools in the Olympia, Tumwater and North Thurston school districts. The recipients are chosen for their excellence in academics, athletics and community service. Each will receive a $1,200 scholarship.
The award is given in the name of Dick Nichols, long-time sports announcer, former county commissioner and supporter of young people in the community. The ceremony is at noon at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, and is open to the public. Lunch costs $15.
The winners are:
Black Hills High School
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Casey Duff, plans to study political science at the University of Washington.
Danielle Won, plans to study actuarial science or financial analysis and risk management at University of Waterloo or St. John’s University.
Capital High School
Ryan Chase, plans to study engineering at University of New Mexico.
Naomi Yamamoto, plans to attend University of Chicago.
North Thurston High School
Jon Reid, plans to study biomedical engineering.
Emily Krall, plans to study nursing at Linfield College.
Olympia High School
Benjamin Fulk, plans to study environmental science at Western Washington University.
Jessica Groven, plans to study elementary education at Washington State University.
River Ridge High School
Robert Whiting, plans to study engineering at University of Washington or United States Air Force Academy.
Kyla Ashanti Coleman, plans to study urban development at Loyola Marymount University.
Timberline High School
Ryan Connor, plans to study criminology at Tacoma Community College.
Grace Utto-Galarneau, plans to study physical education at Corban University.
Tumwater High School
David Cooper, plans to study aerospace engineering at United States Air Force Academy.
Sarah Warner, plans to study business at Northwest University.