2016 Council 2 Scholarship Winners






Dependent Scholarship Awards:

4 Year Scholarship Award ($5,000 per year for 4 years)
In Memory of Wolfram ‘Red’ Abicht, Past Member of Pierce County, Local 120, Deceased
 
Recipient’s Name Member Name Member is from Local
Jaymz Schab Kermit Schab 874H Prosser Memorial Hospital
     
 
$2,000 Award
In Memory of Robbie Reddoch, Past Member of City of Bonney Lake, Local 120, Deceased
 
Recipient’s Name  Member Name Member is from Local
Ashlyn Carlson 
Hunter Esary 
Brittany Newton
Hunter Olsen
Dylan Peterson
Michael Vitz-Wong
              
Todd Carlson
Tim Esary
Robert Newton
Judy Olsen
Carol Peterson
Kathleen Vitz
    
120 Pierce County
307VC City of Vancouver
114 City of Bellingham
120 Tacoma / Pierce Co. Health Dept. 
109 Snohomish County Road Dept. 
2083 Seattle Public Library

 
     

$5,000 Award
In Memory of Joseph Weins, Son of Midge Culver, Retired Member of Pierce County Library, Local 3787, Deceased
 
Recipient’s Name Member Name Member is from Local
Amy Bakalarski
Angela Basinger
Marianna Furfaro
Nick Novy
Michelle Pyles
John Schab
Peggy Bakalarski
Edward Basinger Jr.
Steven Furfaro
Tim Novy
Ted Pyles
Kermit Schab
1308 Kitsap County
492 Spokane County
270 City of Spokane
1811A Alderwood Water Dist.
1811CA Snohoish County
874H Prosser Memorial Hospital
     

$2,000 Golf Award
In Memory of Michael Maes, Brother of Arlecia Hansen, Member of Pierce County Library, Local 3787, Deceased
 
Recipient’s Name Member Name Member is from Local
Seth Carlyle
Reba Eaton
Caitlin Juneau
Alexander Mullin
Kavin Nguyen
Maggie Novy
Uloma Okoro
Nathan Palmer
Jesika Smith
Taylor Steuben
Thomas Carlyle
Dan Eaton
Kirk Juneau
Joyce Mullin
Xuan Trang Tran
Tim Novy
Ojimadu Okoro
Kurt Palmer
Jeffrey Smith
Michael Steuben
275 Grays Harbor County
270 City of Spokane
114 City of Bellingham
3830 City of Seatac
2083 Seattle Public Library
1811A Alderwood Water Dist.
109 Snohomish County Road Dept.
21I Issaquah School Bus Drivers
3845 City of Bothell
307VC City of Vancouver
     

Continuing Education Award:
In Memory of Duane Cooper, Past Member of City of Spokane, Local 270, Deceased; In Honor of Terri Prather, Former Member and Past Local President of LOTT Alliance, Local 618
 
Recipient’s Name Recipient is from Local  
Theresa Cooper
Jason Davis
Kaitlin Erickson
David St. Pierre III
Christine Weekes 
1845 Island County
2083 Seattle Public Library
1553 Spokane County Courthouse 
270 City of Spokane 
618 Thurston / Mason / Lewis Area Agency on Aging
 
     


 
 
 

Photos of 2016 Scholarship Winners

Jaymz Schab Ashlyn Carlson Hunter Esary
Brittany Newton Hunter Olsen Dylan Peterson
Amy Bakalarski Angela Basinger Marianna Furfaro
Nick Novy Michelle Pyles John Schab
Seth Carlyle Reba Eaton Caitlin Juneau
Alex Mullin Maggie Novy Uloma Okora
Nathan Palmer Jesika Smith Taylor Steuben
 
Jason Davis David St. Pierre III  


 
 
 

2016 Winners' Acknowledgments

Thank you so much for helping me go to college. It is the next step to achieve my goal of becoming a pharmacist, and I am really grateful for your financial assistance.

Sincerely,

Reba Eaton
 



Thank you so much for supporting my education, and ultimately my dreams. Next fall I willl be attending Washington State University and wil be taking classes with their Honors College. I will be pursuing a degree in Animal Science and will eventually study Veterinary Medicine. I will use your support to pay for tuition. A simple "thank you" would never be enough to express my gratitude! 

Sincerely,

Catie Juneau
 

First off I would like to thank you and the scholarship committee for picking me as the recipient of this year's scholarship award. It will truly make a huge difference for me to achieve my educational goals. 
 
Again on behalf of my family and I we truly thank you for this scholarship.
 
Sincerely,
 
David St. Pierre
 

 
Thank you so much for this award. It could not have come at a better time, as my financial situation was looking more and more grim. This scholarship is helping to fuel my drive to become a Mathematics Professor, and it greatly helps ease my mind when I think about my future finances.
 
This scholarship is helping me more than you can know, and I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart. Unions are incredibly important establishments, and this is just further proof of that. Helping to fund education for the next generation is one of the most noble acts humanly possible.
 
Sincerely,
 
Michelle Pyles
 
 
I would like to thank you and Council 2 for providing me with the scholarship to help me achieve my goals.

Thank you,

Alexander Mullin
 

Thank you so much for this opportunity!
 
Nick Novy
 

I am honored to have been chosen for the Council 2 scholarship!
 
Sincerely,
 
Hunter Olsen
 

Thank you for selecting me for this scholarship! This award will be instrumental in pursuing my career goals.

Kavin Nguyen
 

Dear President Dugovich, Deputy Director Pat Thompson and all the wonderful people at AFSCME Council 2:
 
On behalf of the entire Smith family and our daughter Jesika Smith, we want to thank you for the recognition you've given her by awarding her a $2000 college scholarship for 2016.  This is a tremendously generous award and is appreciated beyond words.  
 
Jesika will be attending Western Washington University this fall and because of her hard work and achievement at Woodinville High School, she will be entering WWU as a member of the Honors Program and as a Distinguished Scholar in the Biology Department.  In the Honors Program, she is one of 75 invitees.  In the Distinguished Scholars-Biology program, she is one of 24 invitees.  In addition to this recognition she plans to continue her studies in Spanish and in the Theater Arts.
 
Again, with humble thanks and appreciation we remain Union strong!
 
Jeff and Susan Smith
 

I was so happy to hear from you this week that I received the Council 2 scholarship! This scholarship will make a great difference for me, and help me to keep my student loans down. Thank you so much for this honor! 
 
Hunter Esary
 

Thank you so much for picking me as one of the recipients of your scholarship.  I look forward to furthering my education.
 
Seth Carlyle
 

I wanted to thank you for selecting me to receive the Robbie Reddoch Memorial Scholarship. It is amazing to live in a community that's organizations are so willing to contribute to the future of its members. Your investment in my future will not go to waste. It will help me focus on obtaining a college education at the University of Washington while easing the burden of financial stress on myself as well as my family. Thank you again for your consideration and all that your organization does for this community.

Ashlyn Carlson
 

I would like to thank you for awarding me the Council 2 scholarship in memory of Robbie Reddoch for the 2016-2017 school year. This news came as both a surprise and a blessing, for it is greatly needed to help pay for my college education. I am looking forward to attending Gonzaga University in the fall, and this award is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much, and I cannot wait for the adventures that await me at Gonzega! 

Sincerely,

Dylan Peterson 
 


Hi - My name is Jason Davis. I am one of the recipients of the $1,000 Continuing Education Award! Thank you so very much for the award! I just registered for my first term for the online mode of the Master of Library Science degree at the University of Washington. This $1,000 helps me such a great deal in being able to afford my first year of this three-year program.

Thank you again!

Jason Davis