Five graduates of Skyline High School’s Class of 2008 were awarded scholarships by the Rotary Club of Sammamish at the senior breakfast held recently at Skyline High School.
Rotary’s scholarship chairman, Chris Leyerle, made the presentations to the five young adults. This marks the fourth year of scholarships awarded by the local Rotary Club to Skyline seniors. A total of $10,000 was awarded this year. For the class of 2009, scholarships totalling $15,000 will be awarded by the local club.
Receiving scholarships are the following students:
• Andrea Scripa, who plans to attend Duke University as an IB Diploma candidate. At Skyline, she has been a member of the Link Crew and ASB treasurer. She also has helped lead the debate club and been on the school’s swim team for four years. She enjoys playing and teaching piano and snow skiing.
• Alicia Kim plans to attend Dartmouth College. At Skyline, she served as lieutenant governor of division 28 within Key Club International’s Pacific Northwest District in charge of all Key Clubs in the Bellevue and Issaquah school districts, and was recognized as “distinguished lieutenant governor” at the end of her term. In addition to many extra-curricular and community service activities, she enjoys art and singing.
• David Bretl plans to attend the University of Washington to major in engineering. At Skyline, he has been captain of varsity soccer and All-King County 3A First Team, and voted this year’s “co-player of the year.” He also qualified for the State Solo Competition in music for the past three years on saxophone and past two years on bassoon. He is also active in the community with Athletes for Kids
• Diane “Dee” Block plans to attend the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. At Skyline, she served as director of communication for the ASB and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Link Crew. She also served as vice president of community service for DECA and has been instrumental in implementing fundraising events for Make A Wish and World Vision.
• Stephanie Dietzel plans to attend the University of Washington to major in mathematics. She is active with the Issaquah Hot Meals Program, Eastside Domestic Violence Program, and spent two summers helping provide hurricane relief in the New Orleans area. She also enjoys playing piano and working at her church.
Serving on Rotary’s scholarship committee to interview the 13 applicants were Chris Leyerle, chair; Norm Bottenberg, Mark Buick, Jim Hamstreet, Tom Hogan, Jonathan Ling, Bernie Lucking, Gary Rittenhouse, club president Clint Scott and Louis Weiss.
For information about the Rotary Club of Sammamish, visit www.sammamishrotary.org or call 206-940-9098.