ILWACO — Charity Fleck, daughter of Teresa Fleck of Ilwaco, and Taylor Kemmer, daughter of Chuck and Holli Kemmer, both of Long Beach, were each awarded a $500 academic scholarship by Occident Masonic Lodge No. 48 F. & A. M. Saturday in a ceremony which also honored 22 local students for Outstanding Citizenship.
Kemmer will graduate from Ilwaco High School and get her AA degree from Clatsop Community College through the Running Start Program which allows high school students to attend community college during their final years of high school. She plans to attend Grand Canyon University where she will major in sociology with an emphasis in social work.
Fleck will also graduate from Ilwaco High School and will attend Western Washington University where she will major in music therapy.