ILWACO - Tina Fauver of Ocean Park was awarded a scholarship from the Long Beach Grange. The Grange sponsors a bingo game once a month for different charities. Each year, the Grange awards a scholarship to a student who attends the Ilwaco Education Center. Fauver's decision to go back to school to further her education is supported by her husband Keith, along with their three children, Tanner, 9, Emma, 6, and Vince, 3. She is working toward an AA degree in Office Technology and has been attending GHC since January 2002.

Heather Barboe was awarded the Peter & Marie Schafer Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is for one full year of tuition. Ms. Barboe is a single mother of two little girls, Andrea, 8, and Elizabeth, 2 1/2. She is starting her second year at Grays Harbor College and is working toward an AA degree in Accounting. Barboe works part time for D&G Construction as a bookkeeper and also volunteers for River City School of Arts & Crafts. She started at GHC, April 2002, to further her education so she would be able to gain the skills and knowledge to enable her to better provide for her children.

Angela Castillo was awarded the Connie Waugh Memorial Scholarship Chapter AK, P.E.O. Sisterhood, this scholarship is awarded to students who are finishing their freshman year and wish to continue their education at GHC.

Castillo is a single mother of two, Ethan, 2, Steven, 1, and she also has her younger brother Angel, 12, living with her. Castillo started at GHC September 2003 and she is working toward earning an AA degree in Accounting. Just like the other two students, Castillo knows that education is the power to getting a better job.

Without these wonderful organizations that award grants and scholarships there would be quite a few students who would not be able to continue their education. And we all know that education is the key to opening a whole world of opportunities. So from all of us at GHC, we would like to thank all of these wonderful organizations and individuals for their generous contributions to local education.

-Article written by Grays Harbor College student Kathleen Sandstrom

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