Friday Harbor High School graduating senior Wynn Barnard has received a Sullivan Leadership Award to attend Seattle University.
The Sullivan Leadership Award is a four-year, full scholarship (tuition, room and board). More than 350 students from seven western states compete for the nine Sullivan Awards given annually in support of students who have promoted social justice through their service and leadership.
Wynn, the daughter of Bryn and Rebecca Barnard of Friday Harbor, plans to major in cultural anthropology.
In addition, Wynn received Soroptimist International’s regional Violet Richardson Award, April 26 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Wynn was presented with two checks for $1,000 each — one for herself and one for the volunteer organization she helped to found at her high school, Village-to-Village. She spoke to a group of nearly 400 Soroptimists about her project, which supports schools in impoverished villages in Kenya and Peru.
Fintel named a National Merit Scholar
Bryce Fintel of Spring Street International School has been named as a National Merit Scholar for 2008.
Bryce is the son of Gwen and Jeff Casebolt of San Juan Island. He is a graduating senior on his way to study at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. He’ll take with him $2,500 as his award.
Nationally, only 8,500 out of 1.4 million applicants earn scholarship recognition. The awards are based on grades, essays and recommendations and scores on the PSAT, a SAT-like test normally administered in a student’s sophomore year of college.
Free hearing, vision checks June 6-7
The Lions Health Screening Unit will visit Friday Harbor MarketPlace on June 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The unit will provide free screenings vision and hearing acuity, glaucoma, diabetes and blood pressure.