Scholarship topics announced

April 9, 2013

By Staff

The Issaquah Alps Trails Club has announced the topics for its annual Bill Longwell Memorial Scholarship.

Longwell was a longtime club member who taught English at Hazen High School for many years. He was an avid hiker and trail builder who, often with the help of his students, was responsible for building and maintaining many of the trails on Tiger and Squak mountains.

Each year since his death in 2007, the club has offered a $1000 scholarship available to graduating seniors at Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline and Hazen high schools. Runners-up often qualify for smaller awards.

The choices of topic for this year’s scholarship are:

1. What do you like about the Issaquah Alps and their trails systems? How did these trails systems come about? What do you foresee for their future?

2. Interest in the environment and long-term sustainability of our planet has never been greater. What should the Issaquah Alps Trails Club do to help youths be better informed about issues and become more active locally? In other words, support the often-repeated phrase: “Think globally and act locally.”

Essays of 700-1,000 words are to be submitted to the club by May 1. Interested seniors should contact their school counselors for more information.

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