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Eastside Audubon Awards $1,000 in College Scholarships

This year each of two college-bound high school students will receive a $500 Brian Gershon Scholarship from Eastside Audubon.

This is the second year in a row that the Youth Education Committee has selected not one but two outstanding students for this honor.

Nina Lottsfeldt

Nina Lottsfeldt, a senior at Juanita High School, has been interested in animals and ecosystems since childhood.

She has taken Advanced Placement Environmental Science and has participated in a research camp in Costa Rica studying rainforest diversity. She also has volunteered at the Seattle Aquarium as an exhibit interpreter. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Multicultural Club.

Next year she plans to attend a school in Washington state, majoring in environmental science, with an emphasis on conservation and restoration ecology.

Our very best to you in your future, Nina.

Jessica Howe

Jessica Howe, a senior at Bothell High School, has been interested in conservation and ecology since she participated in a weeklong backpacking trip on the Olympic Peninsula.

She has taken several Advanced Placement classes as well as College in the Schools Biology. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the Earth Club at Bothell High.

She has volunteered many hours over six years at Skyview Middle School with its Outdoor Environmental Learning Center and with Friends of North Creek Forest.

Next year she will be attending Washington State University Honors College. She plans to study Environmental Science and Biology, looking toward advanced degrees in these areas.

Congratulations, Jessica.

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