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Programs > Smart Choices Scholarship Program > Smart Choices Past Winners

     
2019 Winners
$1,000 Scholarship Recipients


ANGELICA GUZMAN
Pasco HS

LORENZO ALVARADO
Wapato HS

KAYLA GUZMAN
Othello HS

AUSTEN APPERSON
Adna HS

KAITLYN REAM
Christian Faith School

LIAM PAYNE
Sequim HS

TRINITY WOOD
Okanogan HS

CHRISTOPHER PENNER
Capital HS


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Jordyn Moehrle $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
COLTON HIGH SCHOOL
Jordyn Moehrle has been a part of some outstanding Colton High School teams while earning a total of 12 Varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Moehrle has been no stranger to WIAA State Tournaments during her high school athletic career, accruing four state titles to go along with three other State Championship placings. She was a part of the Wildcats’ State Championship runs on the hardwood in 2016 and 2018, while captaining the team’s 2019 Championship. As a freshman, Moehrle was also a part of Colton’s 1B Softball Championship.

While Moehrle’s highlights have been her team’s success, she has garnered plenty of individual accolades as well. The senior has earned All-League honors or better in each of her three sports, including making the All-State Basketball First Team in 2019 and All-State Volleyball Second Team in 2017 and 2018.

“Sports teach lessons in heartbreak and triumph, adversity and victory, compassion and sportsmanship,” said Moehrle. “And yet, despite the highs and lows, participation in high school sports has forged me an opportunity like no other, in which I can cultivate both personal and team success – no matter the circumstance.”

The athletic achievements come while holding a 4.0 GPA in the classroom and being heavily involved in leadership and community service. Moehrle has served as her Class President her freshman through junior years of high school, ASB President as a senior, and held the position of Future Farmers of America District VI Vice President. She has been heavily involved in community service in her local community, but has also gained experience through an internship, working with a farmer in Firo, Nigeria to combat hunger and benefit the local economy.

Moehrle’s experience has led her to a career path in International Trade Law. She plans to continue that pursuit next fall while attending the University of South Carolina.

 
 
Zach Victor $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
FEDERAL WAY HIGH SCHOOL
Victor has accumulated 12 varsity letters at Federal Way High School while completing an active and well-rounded high school career as a three-sport athlete and a musician in the school’s orchestra.

He has competed at the varsity level in golf, wrestling and track and field in each of his four years with the Eagles and has served as the captain of the golf team his sophomore thru senior seasons while also being named All-League in each of those years.

His leadership has stretched outside of sports, serving as a member of the ASB Budget Committee, a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and holding the position of Vice President for the National Honor Society. Victor’s determination is exemplified by his participation and achievement in all of these areas while battling Ulcerative Colitis. Although the disease has caused him to miss school, he still holds a 3.98 GPA while being enrolled in Honors classes.

“I feel that learning life-long skills such as leadership, perseverance, a strong work ethic and the value of exercise make sports and activities a valuable and crucial part of the educational experience,” Victor said. “Those who are involved in their school do better in the classroom, have healthier relationships with others and achieve at a high level after high school, physically socially and mentally.”

Victor will be attending Washington State University in the fall to study mechanical engineering and pursue a career in civil engineering. He said that he hopes to use his interests to help improve the infrastructure of local communities by building and maintaining the methods of transportations we use every day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  


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