2018 Scholarship Winners

This year the Foothills Rural Association in conjunction with the Blue Ribbon Circle has awarded a total of $2,000 in scholarships to residents of the Foothills. The Scholarship committee interviewed applicants at the Community Center on Friday evening, May 18, 2018. Committee members were: Dawn Keig, Cindy Kaelin, Carol Stoll, and John Cannon.

Jenna Pefly

Jenna is excited to be starting her college career at Eastern Washington University this fall. Her interest in health sciences and the brain in particular is leading her to pursue the pre-occupational therapy program, and she is also considering adding a psychology minor. Her dream is to eventually use her Occupational Therapy skills to work with children in the Spokane/Foothills area. Jenna is the daughter of Kelly and Troy Pefly.

Jenna was awarded $1,000 and was also recognized as this year’s Blue Ribbon

Circle designee

Kelsey Byus

Kelsey just completed her freshman year at Washington State University, earning all A+ and only one B+ her entire first year. She has found her professional passion in Nursing, and her ambition is to earn a doctorate in Nursing so she can become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology.

She has already gained experience presenting research for which she recently won a top honor and is actively involved in service work through the Rho Nu Nursing Club, Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, and summer job plans. We are

proud to have Kelsey as a second-year recipient of the Jess Kronquist Memorial

Scholarship. She is the daughter of Stacie and Dave Byus.

Kelsey was awarded $1,000.