• The Pasco Chapter BW Philanthropic Educational Organization, or P.E.O., raised about $8,000 recently to establish the Bettering Women Chapter BW, Washington Scholarship fund.
The event, Dinner on the Titanic: A Night to Remember, was held April 11 at the Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland and period dress was worn by many of those who attended. The scholarship fund will be used to help local women, ages 18 and up, further their education.
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P.E.O. is philanthropic educational organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
of Hanford High School will receive a $2,500 National Merit scholarship. Hinako plans to study biomedical engineering.
• The Ed Troxel Foundation recently named high school seniors Marissa Berry andGavin Gervais
as the winners of the 2015 Ed Troxel scholarship.
Berry, 17, is the daughter of Tess Sherman and Steve Berry. Gervais, 18, is the son of Marleen Hunt and Roger Gervais.
Berry and Gervais received their scholarships for demonstrating exemplary dedication, ambition, love, eagerness, vision, resourcefulness, and ability to work for others. They will each be awarded $5,000 each to the college or university of their choice.
Both students are high school seniors who will graduate this year.