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A Historical Review Of Alumni Scholarship Awards
by Patti Burgess ’50, Scholarship Chair In 1995, the Highline High School Alumni Foundation started awarding one annual $500 Harry Lemon Citizenship scholarship to one HHS graduating senior. We now award seventeen $2,500 scholarships each year in the following categories:
One each year per department, determined by the HHS Faculty, for seniors in the following nine subjects: Science, Mathematics, Business, English, Social Studies, World Language, Music, Fine Arts and Photography. Three each year for seniors with special needs. Two each year for seniors who started ninth grade without much success, then turned around and were prepared for college by their senior year. Three each year for seniors who are exceptionally involved in school, community, and/or volunteerism (Citizenship). As our ability to expand our donations has progressed over time we have added a multitude of different kinds of scholarship in coordination with Highline High School. Our main funding sources are the Alumni memberships, plus generous donations, endowments and memorial gifts. We also raise scholarship funds at our annual Golf Day and the All-Class Alumni Reunion. From 1995 we will have awarded more than $620,000 in the form of 340 individual scholarships. We have recieved pledges for future scholarships which will allow us to surpass $1,000,000 towards funding scholarships bu 2023 or earlier! Many thanks to all of you generous Pirates and community supporters. We look forward to continuing to provide assistance to our fine Highline High School graduates over the coming years.
HHS 2023 Scholarships
Back Row L-R: Sarai Moya-Barerra, Frida Ventura, Diana Bedolla Mendoza, Disha Jakhu, Ben Huang, John Tran, Jacob Brown, Netzai Evangelista, GuJairo Martinezs Evans (3rd Row), Jordan Powers (3rd Row), Amena Truong, Aracely Duran Arias, Jennifer Antonio Delgado, Angelika Austria.
Not Pictured: Estela Heredia Rodriguez and Jairo Martinez
HHS 2022 Scholarships
Front Row: Elaiza Hoxha - Roger & Linda Walsh Vocational Scholarship, Marilyn Bertrand - Roger & Linda Walsh Memorial Scholarship, Yisel Jimenez - Roger & Linda Walsh Memorial Scholarship, Kaelynn Khanphonphanh - Mavis Luksan Memorial Scholarship, Vichet Ros - Music Scholarship, Heather Fogerty - McEachern Family Fine Arts Scholarship, Lupita Perez Cedeno - Mavis Luksan Memorial Scholarship, Tiffany Tran - Dr. Alan Gunsel Memorial Community Service Scholarship, Ashley Rodriguez - World Language Scholarship, Manuel Bermudez-Leon - Dick Dahlgard Memorial Visual Arts/Photography Scholarship
Not Pictured: Lesli Pablo Gomez - Tom Sawyer/AVID Scholarship, Samantha Quiroz - Nancy Tully Memorial Business Scholarship, Andrea Ramos - BECU Turnaround Scholarship, Ava Simone Hortelius - Donald Bunger Future Technology Scholarship
HHS 2021 Scholarships
HHS 2020 Scholarships
A scholarship reception normally would be held to meet the students and award these scholarships at the Foundation’s last meeting of the school year; however, in lieu of the pandemic and restrictions placed on public gatherings, organizers announced recipients of these 24 scholarships.
“The Foundation committee wishes a wonderful and successful future to these outstanding students.”
The recipients are as follows:English Department: Kat QuachMusic Department: Wren BerginTom Sawyer, AVID Scholarship: Eliza Romero - (pictured above)World Language Department: Penelope PhanGary Low Memorial Scholarship: Ishmael TogiSocial Studies Department: Evaya McAfee-CoeJohn P Ashley Family Scholarship: Malakai CarterBECU Turnaround Scholarship: Matthew PerkinsHarry E Lemon Memorial Scholarship: Daniel VuongEmily Nishimura Herod Scholarship: Miguel EstevezPatti Burgess Future Teacher Scholarship: Lily DuongBECU Turnaround Scholarship: Valeria Villalon TinocoMavis Luksan Memorial Scholarship: Dalia Lopez BarrazaMavis Luksan Memorial Scholarship: Jonathan Toledo WallsUli and Gayle Chi – Mathematics Department: Chelsea VorngNancy Tulley Memorial Business Department: Michael DrakeRoger and Linda Walsh Vocational Scholarship: Aulona HoxhaRoger and Linda Walsh Vocational Scholarship: Payton GainesDonald Bunger Future Technology Scholarship: Ashley HerreraAnnex Brothers – Science Department: Jay Maldonado MoralesRoger and Linda Walsh Vocational Scholarship: Erika Swim-BalcomMcEachern Family Foundation- Fine Arts Department: Mitchell GideonDr. Gunsul Memorial Community Service Scholarship: Chhy Chhy YeakDick Dahlgard Memorial Visual Arts/Photography Department: Gabriela Palma-Orantes
HHS 2019 Scholarships
Middle Row: L-RNoelia Miramantes (Mc Eachern Family Fine Art), Rodrigo Gallardo (Roger and Linda Walsh), Esmeralda Bonilla-Quijada (Mavis Luksan Memorial), Jessica Bedolla-Mendoza (Patti Burgess Future Teacher), Yesenia Bedolla-Mendoza, (Emily Nishimura Herod), Erica Reynoso-Andrade (Anex Brothers Science Dept.), Caylee Collins, (Harry E. Lemon Memorial), Ivy Reed (Music Dept.), Phuong Nguyen (Social Studies Dept.)
Back Row: L-RGabriella Rodriguez (BECU Turnaround), Amanda Short (John P. Ashley Family), Stella Fosberg (English Dept.), Nikola Roso (Donald Bunger Future Technology), Christina Cervantez (Dr. AlanGunsul), Brianna Pruitt (Mavis Luksan), Haley Riggs (Uli and Gayle Chi Mathematics), Helen Mattson (Roger and Linda Walsh)
From Grateful Scholarship Recipients
HHS 2018 Scholarships
HHS 2017 Scholarships
HHS 2016 Scholarships
In the front row left to right are Gavin Mosier (Mavis Lukson Schoarship); Jose Bermudez (Music Department); Lodrigo Omar (Harry E. Lemon Memorial); and Yohannesabeb Belay (Dick Dahlgard Visual Arts).
HHS 2015 Scholarships
HHS 2014 Scholarships
HHS 2013 Scholarships
HHS 2012 Scholarships
HHS 2011 Scholarships
HHS 2010 Scholarships
HHS 2009 Scholarships
Middle: Patti Burgess (HHSAF Scholarship Chair);Audreyanna Tyler (Turnaround); Angelica Vuong (Music); Kayla Sua (Emily Nishimura Herod Memorial); Sarah Thompson (McEachern Family Foundation, Art)
Front: Teasha Ward (Linn, Schisel, Demarco); Julia Vigen (English); Thang Nguyen (Dr. Alan Gunsul Memorial); Marisol Rosado (Harry Lemon Memorial); Carley Nieto (Mavis Lukson Memorial); Holly Tanhueco (HHS Scholarship Counselor).
(Not pictured: Nicole Sam (Social Studies); Rachel Eades (Science); Dylan Harwood (Business); Inderpal Kaur (Mavis Lukson Memorial).