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Mill Creek Business Association awards college scholarships to local high school students

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 20, 2014 monthly lunch meeting.
From left, Bridget Barrington, Kianna Estenson, Blake Guidice, Nicholas Janner, Anna Pischer, Matthew Reinikka, and Kevin Giboney. Photo credit: Richard Van Winkle.

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 20, 2014, monthly lunch meeting.

Bridget Barrington, Mill Creek Business Association Vice President, presented the scholarships to the following local high school seniors:

Kianna Estenson – Cascade High School.

  • College / University: Chapman University, Orange County, California.
  • Major field of study: Business administration.

Blake Guidice – Cascade High School.

  • College / University: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
  • Major field of study: Engineering.

Nicholas Janner - Cascade High School.

  • College / University: Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
  • Major field of study: Communications.

Anna Pischer – Henry M. Jackson High School.

  • College / University: University of California, Davis, California.
  • Major field of study: Chemistry.

Matthew Reinikka – Henry M. Jackson High School.

  • College / University: Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina.
  • Major field of study: Economics.

Since its very beginnings, the Mill Creek Business Association has been committed to encouraging and assisting local high school students in their pursuit of higher learning in business or another field with which they would like to pursue a career in business.

A scholarship committee comprised of eight Mill Creek business and community leaders reviewed numerous applications before picking the five scholarship recipients.

The Mill Creek Business Association scholarship committee members were:

  • Kevin Giboney – Mill Creek Business Association President.
  • Bridget Barrington – Mill Creek Business Association Vice President.
  • Mike Todd - Mill Creek City Councilmember.
  • Roni Rene’ - Coastal Community Bank.
  • Cyndi Mascari - YMCA- Mill Creek.
  • Diane Symms - Lombardi’s in Mill Creek.
  • Dr. Nancy Morgan - Guardian Family Care.
  • Darlene Weber - Managing Librarian- Mill Creek.

The Mill Creek Business Association has made great strides recently to improve the value of the organization for its members. With a vision statement of “Growth and Prosperity for Business and Community,” the association does more than simply offer business networking at their monthly luncheon and is most noted for the always-entertaining Mill Creek Festival.

The festival has exploded in the past few years and recently welcomed upwards of 20,000 visitors to the Mill Creek Town Center in mid-July.

The money used to fund the yearly scholarships comes from Mill Creek Festival activities.

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