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School Briefs


Gordon Weeks

Cedar High School instructor David Ralph looks at photos shot by senior Caleb Lanning recently at the school on the Olympic College campus. Students shot photographs of Oreos and milk to create an ad in the photography class.

Scholarships available to Pioneer students

The Pioneer Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to high school graduates and GED earners who live in, or have lived in, the Pioneer School District, and are continuing their education at college or a trade school.

Applications are available at the office of school counselors. For more information, call Pamela Harrell at 360-426-2344.

Scholarships available to Harstine residents

The Harstine Island Women's Club and the Judy and Charles Chase Memorial Endowment are offering scholarships to full-time residents of Harstine Island who are entering or continuing their post-high school education.

Applicants must have earned a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED. May 16 is the deadline to apply, and winners will be announced by May 31. The number and amount of the scholarships will be determined by the time the scholarship recipients are selected.

Applications and scholarship details are available at Shelton, CHOICE, Cedar and North Mason high schools, and at Olympic College Shelton, South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College, Gravity Learning Center, and Sound Learning.

Applications are also available by writing Harstine Island Women's Club Scholarship Committee at HIWC Scholarships, P.O. Box 1635, Shelton 98584, or at

Harstine theater group offers scholarship

The Harstine Island Theatre Club is offering a $500 scholarship.

Applications and guidelines are available at CHOICE, Cedar, Shelton, Mary M. Knight and North Mason high schools, and at Olympic College Shelton. Aug. 1 is the deadline to apply, and the winner will be notified by Aug. 15. Completed applications can be mailed to Scholarship Committee, Chair Dee Ann Meacham, 12 East Wilson Road, Shelton 98584 or emailed to [email protected].

Scholarships available to law enforcement students

Graduating Mason County seniors who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement or criminal justice can apply for a Charlie's Vision Scholarship.

The nonprofit was formed in 2018 to support Washington law enforcement.

May 1 is the deadline to apply for the $1,000 scholarships. Application forms are available at They can be mailed to Charlie's Vision Scholarship Program, 510 E. Wilson Way, Grapeview 94546.

For more information, call Irene at 360-426-1296.

Grants available to woman continuing school

The Shelton Chapter GQ of P.E.O. is offering grants of $1,500 and $2,000 to local women to continue her education.

To qualify, the woman must be a Mason County resident; a high school graduate or equivalent education; and be enrolled in the 2022-23 academic year at an accredited academic or technical college.

The money can be used for tuition, books, transportation, childcare or other expenses while attending. The award will be sent directly to the recipient.

Applications are available at Shelton and CHOICE high schools, Olympic College Shelton and the Shelton Timberland Library, or by calling Dorothy Vonhof at 360-426-2175.

May 2 is the deadline to apply. Applications can be sent to PEO Education Committee, 522 Kari Court, Shelton 98584.


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