Scholarship winners

Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme and David Dinsmore III are recipients of the Methow Valley Fly Fishers 2016 Al Green Fisheries Enhancement Scholarship.

Bergevin-Krumme is a 2015 graduate of Liberty Bell High School who attends Western Washington University, where she is pursuing a degree in chemistry and advanced studies in oceanography.

Dinsmore, a 2014 Liberty Bell graduate, attends Washington State University where he is pursuing a degree in criminal justice, aiming to become an enforcement officer with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The Al Green scholarship was created to encourage students from the Methow Valley to pursue careers in fisheries, aquatic studies, fisheries ecology or related law enforcement studies.

Photo by Merle Kirkley Mary Kiesau completed a master’s degree program at Western Washington.

Photo by Merle Kirkley
Mary Kiesau completed a master’s degree program at Western Washington.

Kiesau earns master’s degree

Mary Kiesau of Winthrop completed a master’s of education in environmental education program at Western Washington University in March 2016. She was recently chosen by her professors as the outstanding graduate in her department for the 2015-2016 academic year, and was presented with a certificate on June 10 at a ceremony at WWU. Kiesau is the educational programs director at the Methow Conservancy, where she has worked since 2005.

Kiesau’s master’s project was the creation of a new natural history website specific to the Methow Valley and North Central Washington called Mountain Kind Naturalist (www.mountainkindnaturalist.com). She plans to keep building and maintaining the website after graduate school as a natural history resource for the region.

Cascadia Music scholarships, awards

Logan Ellis, a music major at the Lionel Hampton School of Music in Moscow, Idaho, is the recipient of Cascadia Music’s 2016 Christine Cherrington Memorial Scholarship. Graduating seniors and college students from Liberty Bell High School who are studying music are eligible. They must submit an application and be interviewed. The $1,000 award is given after a student successfully completes a semester with a 3.0 or better grade point average in music-related classes.

Cascadia Music also presented the Cherrington Merit Awards in May at the Pipestone Music Days Concert, after an audition before three judges from the local music community. Violinist Keeley Brooks and guitarist Aidan Catlin tied for first. Each was awarded a certificate and a cash prize of $200. Cellist Stephanie Strong placed second and received a certificate and $100. Violinist Lena Nelson and guitarist Alex Nicolazzo received honorable mention.

Cascadia Music also awarded scholarships of $250 each to two students for assistance in paying for lessons with piano teacher Lynette Westendorf and violin instructor Tara Kaiyala-Weaver. For more information, call 997-0222 or visit cascadiamusic.org.

Graduating together again 

Photo courtesy of Tamera Fitzpatrick Nathalie Cushing, left, and Mollie Hunt, both 2012 graduates of Liberty Bell High School, recently received diplomas from Western Washington University.

Photo courtesy of Tamera Fitzpatrick
Nathalie Cushing, left, and Mollie Hunt, both 2012 graduates of Liberty Bell High School, recently received diplomas from Western Washington University.