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Foster awarded the Jill L. Renshaw Memorial Scholarship


June 19, 2012

Sarah Foster

Sarah Foster was awarded the Jill L. Renshaw Memorial Scholarship award of $6,000 for 2012. She will be attending the University of Washington and plans a career in global environmental health and hoping to do some kind of work in South America.

Foster graduated from the Lake Stevens High School with a 3.97 grade point average. She was a gold and purple scholar, was an AP scholar with Distinction, received many Departmental Scholar Awards, was a National Merit Commended Scholar and was the Bio-Tech Engineering Student of the Year.

She was also very active in various school clubs, Key Club President, Public relations Officer for the Gay-Straight Alliance, Opera Club, Youth United, part of United Way, a Page for the State House of Representatives, Cross Country and volunteers for the Sherwood Community Services, and many, many more activities too numerous to mention.

In one of her recommendations she was lauded for “her knowledge, dedication, maturity and desire to excel.” “She never settled for less than her best.” She has a “positive, all-inclusive view of the world and is bright, witty, and engaging.”

We are very proud to be helping such a worthy young person. In her essay she states: “I want to help the people who are often overlooked because all parts of humanity are part of the human condition.”

Her parents are Robin and Kirsten Foster, both educators in the Lake Stevens School District.

The selection committee of the Jill L. Renshaw Memorial Scholarship fund is made up of Chris Herzog, Jonathan Marlowe (Rob Grgich), Lora Pintar VanSickle, Mark Spurgeon, David Tremaine, Tami Wolfe and Joan Renshaw. We thank them for their time and interest in Jill’s Memorial Fund.

This Fund is a non-profit organization 501(C) (3) donations may be made to: Jill L. Renshaw Memorial Fund, 23948 NE 115th Lane #203, Redmond, Wash. 98053.


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