Friday, June 7, 2013

Scholarship Reception, May 30th, 2013

On May 30th the Garibaldi Maritime Museum hosted a reception for the winners of the annual Memorial Scholarship.

This year’s winners were:

Samantha Boring – Tillamook H.S.  $1000
Aaron Josi – Tillamook H.S.  $750
Autumn Josi – Tillamook H.S.  $750
Matthew Travers – Tillamook H.S.  $750

Museum Board President, Emmy Lou Orahood welcomed the friends and families of the scholarship winners. Emmy gave a brief history of the Memorial Fund and the people responsible for initiating the scholarship fund.

Val Folkema, was this year’s keynote speaker. In Val's speech she emphasized the importance of supporting our youth with guidance, direction and sponsorship.

Samantha Boring read her winning essay aloud: “The Tenacity of a Legend”.  Samantha’s essay, supported through research, told of the many perils survived by the Lady Washington.