Two area students win $2,500 scholarships

August 13, 2013

Katherine Nelson, a 2013 graduate of Liberty High School, and Erika Speckhardt, a 2012 graduate of Issaquah High School, were recipients of a $2,500 scholarship from the Boeing Employees Credit Union Foundation for the 2013-14 school year.

Nelson and Speckhardt were among 50 scholarship winners from the state chosen for their dedication to community service leadership and academic success.

Nelson, who was a competitive swimmer at Liberty, served as a mentor for the Maple Hills Marlins, a youth swim team based in Renton. She was a team captain at Liberty and has worked as a lifeguard, gaining many skills to become a confident leader.

Speckhardt, who attends Seattle University, participated for three consecutive years in a 10-day humanitarian project in Romania. The project allows teenagers of various backgrounds and nationalities to work together and serve underprivileged villagers.