Issaquah Alps club announces scholarship topics

April 15, 2014

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.

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Issaquah Alps Trails Club seeks grand essay in scholarship contest

April 2, 2013

Graduating seniors will get a chance to win the Bill Longwell Memorial Scholarship again this year by describing their love of the Issaquah Alps .

Begun in 2010, the Issaquah Alps Trails Club celebrates the life of Longwell, an avid hiker and mountain biker who also taught English for many years at Hazen High School, with a $1,000 prize given to the best written essay on a specific topic.

Issaquah, Liberty, Skyline and Hazen high school seniors can submit their 700-1,000 word essays to school counselors by May 1. Runners-up might qualify for lesser awards.

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