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2020-2021 OFFICIAL RULES CONTACT
 
In conjunction with the WIAA, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Gesa Credit Union proudly present the Smart Choices Scholarship Program.  This annual program awards two (2) $5,000 scholarships and eight (8) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers.

2021 SMART CHOICES WINNERS PRESS RELEASE
 

2020-21
 

JULIA CAUSBIE
Holy Names Academy

CASSADIE GOLDING
Montesano

YAHIR GONZALEZ
Emerald Ridge

BRETT KELLEY
Bellarmine Prep

JAKE LEITZ
Wahkiakum

JOHN MAGIRA
Stadium

LOUELLEN REED
Oakesdale

ALISHA SHETTY
West Valley (Yakima)

 2020-21
 
Emma Spence
LAKESIDE (NINE MILE FALLS)
Emma Spence has represented Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) High School at the highest level over the last four years, going above and beyond in the classroom while earning eight letters participating in soccer and tennis. Spence’s athletic accomplishments are highlighted by Lakeside’s fourth-place finish in the 2019 1A State Soccer Tournament after advancing to the quarterfinals the year prior. She has earned individual accolades for her achievements as well, being named to the NEA League All-Conference First Team in soccer three times.

In the classroom, Spence currently holds a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Destination Imagination team which placed first at the Global Finals in 2019, competing against more than 7,000 students from 17 other countries. She has proven her leadership qualities by being elected ASB president during her senior year and organizing spirit days and contests during virtual and hybrid learning. Her involvement in the community is highlighted by the introduction of Generation Alive, a non-profit organization that raises awareness about human trafficking and foot insecurity, to Lakeside High School.

“It is so important to participate in interscholastic sports and activities — you make lifelong friends, connections and memories,” said Spence. “It builds confidence, gives a sense of purpose, teaches you how and when to dig deep, work together as a team, and can strengthen leadership skills.”

Spence plans to use the scholarship to continue her academic pursuits at the University of Washington next fall.
  
Kalli Wiker
SEQUIM
Kalli Wiker has found success in all of her pursuits during her interscholastic career at Sequim High School, finishing with 14 letters as three-sport athlete in basketball, tennis and volleyball in addition to being a member of the school’s music program.

A proven winner on the court, Wiker was crowned a 2A Girls Tennis Doubles State Champion as a sophomore after finishing second during her freshman season. The senior has put together a well-rounded athletic career, being named a first-team all-league selection volleyball and second-team all-league selection in basketball. She has also etched her name into the Sequim history books after breaking the school 3-point record.

Wiker has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking AP and honors credits, an accomplishment that has earned her the title of Valedictorian. In addition to her achievements in the classroom, she has given back to the next generation by volunteering in youth basketball and tennis camps as well as teaching at the Elementary Math Camp.

“By being involved in several team sports and clubs throughout high school, I have gained communication and collaboration skills, which are very important skills to possess in life,” Wiker said. “In sports, I have developed new friendships, as well as advanced my leadership abilities.”

Wiker plans to continue her athletic and academic career as a member of the George Fox University tennis team.
  
 
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