Group to meet winners of scholarships Monday

By the Herald staffApril 18, 2013 

The Benton-Franklin School Retirees Association will meet and announce the local and state scholarship winners from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Monday at the Country Gentleman in Kennewick.

The following students were awarded 2013 association scholarships: Brenda Rodri-guez, a senior at Connell High School, who plans to attend Washington State University to become an elementary teacher. She's interested in studying psychology and Spanish. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Another $1,000 scholarship will go to Stephanie Crowthers, Connell High's valedictorian. She plans to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho to major in elementary education and minor in music.

The Marion Hankwitz $1,000 memorial scholarship will be awarded to McCade Bell, a senior at Hanford High in Richland. The son of educators, he has planned on a teaching career from his early years. He will attend either the University of Washington or Western Washington University as an English and history or political science minor. He is planning a graduate degree in education.

Winners of the state WSSRA scholarships are: Stephanie Crowther, Connell High, The Pemco/R.J. Handy scholarship, $900 for four years; Madison Elmenhurst, Walla Walla High, The Pemco/R.J. Handy scholarship, $900 for four years; Bradley Thompson, Kamiakin High, Washington State School Retirees' Foundation scholarship, $1,500; Amanda Dawson, Pasco High, Neil Prescott scholarship, $1,500.

The scholarships are for the 2013-14 school year.

The winners and their parents are invited.

Cost for the luncheon is $13. All school retirees and guests are welcome to attend. RSVP to Tom Callahan, 737-0615.

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