The honored students pose for a group photo at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon. Photo courtesy of Chris Leavitt.

The honored students pose for a group photo at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon. Photo courtesy of Chris Leavitt.

Federal Way Rotary hosts annual scholarship luncheon

Twenty-three students received scholarships for their college education

Twenty-three Federal Way students received scholarships last week to help them pursue their college studies.

The Federal Way Rotary has been giving scholarships to exemplary students since 1983, and this year was no exception.

Each student received at minimum a $1,000 scholarship to help them pay for their schooling, for a total of $25,000 awarded by the Rotary.

The full list of students who received scholarships from the Federal Way Rotary: Jennifer Ruiz, from TAF@Saghalie, Adilene Jaime from Federal Way High School, Austin Kim from Thomas Jefferson, Johnny Heredia from TAF@Saghalie, Cosette Clum from FWHS, Mariana Urrea from Todd Beamer, Dianna Laguan from FWHS, Korina Mamaril from Todd Beamer, Lesette Diaz from Todd Beamer, Deyci Rojas from TAF@Saghalie, Ellen Kwon from FWHS, Alexis Reeder from TAF@Saghalie, Sesilina Lane from Todd Beamer, Hannah Blackmon from FWHS, Jacquelinne Lopez-Cuellar from FWHS, Praises Orji from Thomas Jefferson, Fiona Okech from FWHS, Zoe Hale from FWHS, Gurleen Sandhu from Todd Beamer, Erica Johnson, a homeschooled student who also participates in running start, Hana Sijad from FWHS, Clayton Heath from Decatur, and Heidi Yagen from Raisbeck Aviation.

Austin Kim, one of the scholarship recipients at the Federal Way Rotary Luncheon accepting his award. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

Austin Kim, one of the scholarship recipients at the Federal Way Rotary Luncheon accepting his award. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

Students at the Federal Way Rotary Scholarship Luncheon sharing a laugh before the award ceremony. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

Students at the Federal Way Rotary Scholarship Luncheon sharing a laugh before the award ceremony. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

The large crowd of students, parents, school administrators, rotarians and community members at the Federal Way Community Center for the annual rotary scholarship luncheon. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

The large crowd of students, parents, school administrators, rotarians and community members at the Federal Way Community Center for the annual rotary scholarship luncheon. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

Cosette Clum from Federal Way High School receiving her award at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

Cosette Clum from Federal Way High School receiving her award at the Rotary Scholarship Luncheon. Haley Donwerth /staff photo.

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