2 Kamiak seniors win Freedom Scholarships

Jun 05, 2013

Two Mukilteo School District students have won $1,000 Freedom Scholarships from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8870.

The winners are Brent Haub and Jack Anderson, both seniors at Kamiak High School.

The VFW awards four scholarships a year to high school seniors residing within the Mukilteo and Edmonds school districts. This is the second year the VFW has awarded Freedom Scholarships.

Students were asked to write a 500-750 word essay in which they explained the meaning of freedom to them and how the U.S. Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom our country.

Brent Haub maintained a 3.76 GPA while participating in varsity sports and playing in the school orchestra. He played varsity baseball and ran varsity cross country.

He volunteers for many organizations, including Hugs for Ghana, the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and Pitch in for Cuba.

Brent was a member of the Chess Club and worked behind-the-scenes for the school’s drama productions, doing stage craft and set building.

He has also been awarded a scholarship to go to Chapman University Chancellor in California, which he will attend.

While pursuing a rigorous academic program, Jack Anderson also ran on the varsity cross country team and played varsity lacrosse.

Jack was also a member of the school’s Chess and Spanish clubs. He will attend the University of Arizona in the fall.

In addition to being recognized at the Kamiak Senior Recognition Night, the scholarship winners will be honored at the VFW’s July meeting. They will read their Freedom Scholarship essays.

The Freedom Scholarship Program was established to reward graduating seniors who not only have achieved an outstanding record of academic achievement, leadership and community service, but understand and value the freedom and rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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