At the annual Kingston High School Senior Scholarship Banquet held June 4, the Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club awarded three scholarships.
A total of 10 complete and meritorious applications were reviewed. Gale Kirsopp represented the club in presentation of the awards. Recipients were Isabel Beaulieu, $2,000; Jack Larson, $1,000; and Chealsey Rosebrook, $1,000.
The purpose of the Rotary scholarship program is to encourage and motivate Kingston High School seniors who are financially challenged to continue their education; and to recognize Kingston High School students’ contributions to our community.
Isabel was a 4.0 student, co-valedictorian and an AP scholar. In addition to school and activities, she works at the Axe Handle to help support her family, who lost their home and her father’s business during the economic downturn. Her community service involved volunteering at Gordon Elementary, the Giving Garden and PAWs.
In her essay about Rotary’s Four-Way Test, she wrote, “I believe that in order to lead a life with purpose, you must be able to impact others. I personally do not understand how anyone could achieve satisfaction from living their life solely to please themselves.”
Isabel plans to attend Gonzaga University, where she’ll take courses in biology and forensic accounting.
Jack was active in Interact Club and ASB all four years of high school. As a senior, he served as Interact co-treasurer and ASB executive president. He also represented Kingston High School at multiple state track meets.
His community service work included cleaning the skate park, hosting clothing drives, food drives, spreading bark and weeding on the school campus, and volunteering at Tiny Town and for Rolling Readers.
In his essay response to the third question of the Four-Way Test, he wrote, “Will it build good will and better friendships? Friendships can last a lifetime and when this occurs, they can set out to accomplish any task together. Even friendships that are on a shorter term can make the participants better people as they learn from each other…”
He’ll attend college to pursue a bachelor’s degree in human resources, with the goal of becoming a training and development manager.
Chealsey plans to attend Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, working toward a science major. She is an honor graduate and has clocked more than 200 hours of community service through Honor Society and Key Club. She served as Key Club president her junior and senior years.
About the Four-Way Test, she wrote, “These rules will also allow you to have a better reputation and connection with those around you.”
The scholarship students attended the Rotary luncheon on July 1, along with several other students. Conner Erickson and Brennan Jacobson represented Kingston High School’s Interact Club, ending their year as co-presidents.
Bailey Brockett is a Rotary’s Youth Exchange participant. Bailey, daughter of Dr. Mitch Brockett of 20/20 Eyecare, will soon leave to stay with her exchange partner who lives near London.
Our club is pleased to work with these fine young people and to offer them opportunities to continue their education. Join us at our weekly meetings at noon Wednesdays at the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue station on Miller Bay Road. We gather at 11:45 for lunch before the meeting.
— Contact Nancy Martin at email@example.com.