Submitted by Rene Carroll
Congratulations to Washougal High School graduates Talia Robb and Logan Coffman, the 2020 recipients of the Public School Employee (PSE) Washougal chapter $500 Len Bottemiller Memorial Scholarships.
“These annual scholarships are awarded to applicants that submit letters of recommendation, a personal essay, transcripts, and evidence of participation in community service,” explained Lisa Young, PSE Membership Officer, PSE Scholarship Committee Chair and WSD Extended Learning Coordinator. “Both Talia and Logan exemplify the value of hard work, rigorous studies, and their commitment to the goal of higher education.”
Robb graduated from the Clark College Running Start Program with an Associates in Arts Degree and plans to attend Central Washington University for a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She was active in cheer squad, wrestling and volunteer service through school, church, and community events. “Talia told us she is excited and honored to have the support of this scholarship to help with her college expenses,” Young said.
Coffman graduated from Washougal High School on the STEM Career Path. He has been accepted to the WSU Voiland College of Chemical Engineering where he plans to major in Chemical Engineering and minor in Mathematics and Chemistry. He was active in wrestling, tutoring fellow students in STEM subjects, volunteering in the community and working a part-time job. “Logan said he is proud to receive this scholarship and appreciates the support it will offer for his college expenses,” said Young.
The PSE Washougal Chapter is honored to have such exceptional applicants for the 2020 Scholarship. “We wish both Talia and Logan the very best has they move on to their college endeavors,” said Young. “We are confident that their work ethic and commitment to excellence will serve them well and be assets to each of their universities.”