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Aug. 28, 2013 - Community Briefs

Students pile up scholaships

BRIDGEPORT – A dozen former Bridgeport High School students have been awarded a total of $8,500 for fall academic study.

Bridgeport Dollars for Scholars, a local affiliate of Scholarship America, announced the continuing student scholarships.

Fourth-year awards, totaling $2, 000, went to Arely Garza, Whitworth University; Lloyd Brown, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and Maria Cristina Garcia, University of Washington.

Third-year awards, totaling $4,500, went to Carina Ochoa, Washington State University; Irma Gomez, Wenatchee Valley College; Danyelle Cavadini, Washington State University; Jasmine Mogollan Roa, Central Washington University; Nadia Gonzalez, Eastern Washington University; Brooke Desjardins, Wenatchee Valley College, and Ana Soto, Washington State University.

Second-year awards, totaling $2,000, went to Mariela Trejo, Gonzaga University, and Sonia Sanchez, University of Portland.

The organization also gave a total of $5,150 to 11 graduating seniors in June.

It is funded through contributions from local residents, alumni and businesses, and has given out more than $120,000 in the past 16 years.

Stampede seeks the 2014 queen

OMAK – The next Miss Omak Stampede is being sought.

Applications are being accepted for the competition to select Breanna Howell’s successor.

Contestants must be ages 16 to 21 and live in Okanogan County.

Applications may be picked up at the Omak Stampede office, 421 Stampede Drive E., and are to be returned by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The pageant will be Oct. 12.

Miss Omak Stampede is the rodeo’s ambassador, traveling many miles throughout the year as she represents and advertises the Omak Stampede and World-Famous Suicide Race, Royalty Director Millie Gann said.

Garden club picks leadership team TONASKET – Betty Holmes has been elected president of the Garden Club.

Other new officers are Wendy Taylor, vice president, and Pam Burton, treasurer. The secretary’s position remains vacant.

The club joined with the Wauconda Women’s Club for a memorial for longtime member Lola Burton, who died recently.

Both clubs will join Sept. 21 for a benefit dinner and bingo to help Jan Smith with medical expenses.

A fall cleanup is planned this fall at city flower beds.

The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Barie Colbert’s home, 208 N. Whitcomb Ave.

Jacobson finishes Navy basic training

OKANOGAN — Navy Seaman Apprentice Brent Jacobson has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

He is the son of Okanogan residents Sherrie K. Sype and Daryl I. Jacobson, and a 2010 graduate of Okanogan High School.

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