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Visitors Bureau awards $2,000 in scholarships

  • Thu Jul 1st, 2021 1:30am
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Submitted by the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients of its 4th Annual Hospitality/Business/Communications Scholarship, awarded to two Class of 2021 high school graduates.

Congratulations to Landon Carter (Orcas Island High School) and Elizabeth Lee (Friday Harbor High School). A committee of Visitors Bureau staff selected them from an impressive group of applicants from across San Juan County.

Although the Visitors Bureau makes a maximum of three scholarships available, one each to a student from the Orcas Island, Lopez Island and San Juan Island public high schools, we did not receive an application from a Lopez Island student this year. The Visitors Bureau’s intention in awarding the scholarships is to recognize students for working in our Islands’ visitor industry—especially during summer—helping to make experiences fun and memorable for our visitors from around the world, and who plan to pursue studies in sustainable tourism, hospitality, business, or communications. We wish these students the best of luck in their future endeavors, wherever the path may lead.