2008 MBSF Awards Over $85,000 in Scholarships to 45 Graduates


The Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation is proud to award over $85,000 in scholarships to students in the class of 2008. We salute all our scholarship recipients as well as our generous community members who make these awards possible. Congratulations and best wishes to our 2008 graduates!

  • Claire Smith  has been awarded a $5000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. She will use this scholarship to pursue her studies at Pacific Lutheran University. She would like to become an international journalist or an English teacher in a foreign country.
  • Alexandria Lepper  is the recipient of a $5000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Alexandria will attend Cornell University where she will prepare towards a career as a large animal veterinarian.
  • Sierra Brisky  will use her $5000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to pursue her interest in design and environmental studies at Western Washington University.
  • Kendra Pass  has been awarded a $2000 Clyde and Judy Denton Scholarship as well as a $1000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. She will attend Washington State University to study psychology or mathematics.
  • Bayli Hochstein will apply her $2000 Clyde and Judy Denton Scholarship and her $1000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to study to be a nurse at the University of Washington.
  • Megan Gliva  has been awarded a $2400 Christine Sygitowicz-Sherman Scholarship and a $600 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Megan will attend Washington State University where she will study to be a pharmacist.
  • Nicole Knauft will receive four scholarships: a $1100 William Castle Scholarship, a $600 Mount Baker PTA Scholarship, a $1200 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship, and a $100 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Nicole would like to study accounting, psychology or secondary education at Western Washington University.
  • Garrett Whitmyre  is the recipient of a $2000 Thomas and Martina Horn Scholarship as well as a $1000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Garrett will attend Western Washington University. He aspires to be a science or math teacher.
  • Eric Tesch  is the winner of a $2000 Thomas and Martina Horn Scholarship and also a $1000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Eric will be entering Embry-Riddle Aeronautical in Arizona to study aerospace engineering.
  • Heidi Hollinsworth  has been awarded a $2000 Thomas and Martina Horn Scholarship and a $1000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help further her education at Seattle University. Heidi is interested in environmental studies.
  • Nicholas Marshall  will receive a $2000 Thomas and Martina Horn Scholarship. Nicholas will attend Western Washington University where he will pursue his interest in engineering.
  • Alisa Maleng  has been chosen for the $1800 Mandy Stavik Scholarship. She will also receive a $200 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Alisa will work towards a degree in science and nursing at the University of Washington.
  • Derek Johnson will apply his $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship towards earning a teaching certificate at Corban College, Oregon. Derek would love to come back and teach history at Mt. Baker.
  • Celeste Hilgart  is awarded a $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Celeste will attend Western Washington University where she will study biology.
  • Tiana Oshiro  will use her $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help fund her education at the University of Washington. Tiana is interested in accounting.
  • Jeff Hurlbert  has been chosen as a recipient of a $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Jeff will be attending Washington State University where he will study mechanical engineering
  • Tiffany Baisden is awarded two scholarships: a $500 Calvin Johnson Scholarship and a $1500 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. She will be studying nursing at Eastern Washington University.
  • Megan Zender  is awarded a $1500 Clyde and Judy Denton Scholarship as well as a $500 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Megan will study at Bellevue Community College. She plans to become a nurse.
  • Haley Kraft  will use her $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to further her education at either University of Washington or Western Washington University. Haley wants to study engineering and mathematics.
  • Ben Kelley  is the recipient of a $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Ben will continue his education at Quest University in British Columbia, Canada. Ben will pursue studies in environmental policy and sustainability.
  • Koji Kuromiya-Parker  is awarded two scholarships: a $1000 Clyde and Judy Denton Scholarship and a $1000 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Koji will be studying automotive technology at Bellingham Technical College.
  • Vicky Herrera  is the winner of a $2000 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Vicky will use this scholarship to help finance her education at theUniversity of Rochester, where she will major in either business or science.
  • Elly Hagen will receive a $1550 Mount Baker Staff Scholarship and a $650 George and Tena Giarde Scholarship. Elly would like to prepare for a career in education at Western Washington University.
  • Karolyn Krumdiack  is the recipient of a $1000 Mount Baker Staff Scholarship as well as a $500 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Karolyn will prepare for a career in early childhood education at Whatcom Community College.
  • Daniel Sutton  is awarded a $1500 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship. Daniel will study computer science at Pacific Lutheran University.
  • Tyler Yost  is the winner of a $1500 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship to help fund his education at Whatcom Community College. Tyler will begin his college career with general studies.
  • Nathan Campbell will receive a $1500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Nathan will study music composition at Chapman University, California.
  • Ashlee Phy will receive $1500 David Way Scholarship. Ashlee would like to study to be either a dental hygienist or a registered nurse at either SFU, Bellingham Technical College, Whatcom Community College, Clark or Pacific.
  • Melissa Wigg will use her $1500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help finance her education at Whatcom Community College, where she will study business administration.
  • Meghan Strachila  is awarded a $1300 Rose Gerber Scholarship as well as a $200 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Meghan will work towards a teaching degree at Western Washington University.
  • Chelsea Holcombe  is the winner of a $1500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Chelsea will be attending Seattle University where she will pursue her interest in business and economics.
  • Frank Kaus  is awarded a $1500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help further his education in music and drama at either Western Washington University or Whatcom Community College.
  • Larissa Bertschinger will use her $1250 Loren and Muriel Monsen Scholarship and her $300 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help finance her continuing education at Whatcom Community College. Larissa wants to major in art.
  • Brittany Hammer  is awarded two scholarships: an $800 Mount Baker Scholarship Foundation Scholarship and a $500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Brittany will attend Eastern Washington University where she plans to major in physical therapy.
  • Jesse Copps  is awarded a $1300 David Howem Scholarship to help with expenses at Bellingham Technical College. Jesse will work towards becoming an electrician.
  • Melissa Linebrink will receive a $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Melissa will take general studies courses at Central Washington University.
  • Laura Basart will use her $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help finance her continuing education at Whatcom Community College. Laura wants to become a pediatrician.
  • Jared Ash  is the recipient of a $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Jared will study computer network technology at Bellingham Technical College.
  • Megan Wight  is awarded a $600 Karen Marie Wolshlagel Scholarship. Megan will attend Northwest Hair Academy to learn cosmetology.
  • Gregory Bryce McKay will receive a $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help with expenses at Whatcom Community College. Gregory would like to work towards getting a teaching certificate.
  • Eli Jacoby will use his $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship to help fund his education at Bellingham Technical College, where he will enter the instrumentation and control technology program.
  • Arianna Thomas  is the winner of a $600 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Arianna will study at Bellingham Technical College to learn to be an accounting technician.
  • Shelli Anderson  is awarded a $500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. Shelli plans to study accounting at Bellingham Technical College.
  • Nicole Buchanan is awarded a $500 Thorleif Mohn Scholarship. She will enroll in general studies at Everett Community College to prepare for a four-year university.
  • Jon Raney  has been chosen to receive a $500 Monaghan Scholarship as well as a $600 Mount Baker PTA Scholarship. Jon will take courses in secondary education or sports therapy at Linfield College, Oregon.