Issaquah Alps club announces scholarship topics

April 15, 2014

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 Issaquah Alps Trails Club has offered a $1,000 scholarship available to graduating seniors at Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline and Hazen high schools. Often, runners-up qualify for smaller awards.

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

  •  How aware are you of the trail systems in the Issaquah Alps? How did they come about and what do you foresee for area trails in the future?
  •  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 our 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 April 25. Seniors should contact their school counselors for more information.

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