ESA of Washington
23607 Highway 99, Suite 2C
Edmonds, WA 98026
Scholarship Program of ESA of Washington
Information on our 2013 Youth Scholarship for Children of Law Enforcement
and Fire Service Personnel is now available. Click here to read or download the eligibility information and application. Note that the program has expanded; in addition to the $1500 and $1000 scholarships offered by ESA of Washington, our Chapter’s winner will be entered in the National ESA program, which offers four scholarships: $10,000, $5,000, $3,500, and $1,500. Scholarships must be received at the ESA-Washington office by the March 29, 2013 deadline.
Meet Our 2012 Scholarship Winners
At ESA of Washington’s Annual Meeting on May 8 in Bellevue, we announced our Youth Scholarship winners for 2012. Selected from more than 100 highly qualified entrants, our first prize winner was Madison Garner of Colbert, Washington. Second place went to Samuel Frakes of Bellingham.
First Place Winner Madison Garner; daughter of Captain Daniel Garner, Station #99, Spokane, WA.
Madison is the daughter of firefighter Daniel Garner, Captain at Station 99 in Spokane. In her moving essay, Maddie described how her dad’s dedication and commitment to his job and his community, as well as his focused effort to keep learning and excel, have motivated her to achieve academic excellence and become involved in her community in countless ways. Madison’s record of educational and extracurricular achievements is staggering. It includes:
Named to the Honor Roll all four years of high school
Scoring 99% on the ACT exam; 4.0 GPA
Marching Band and Wind Ensemble at Mt. Spokane High School
Debate and Mock Trial competitions
National Honors Society
Fly Free Movement---organization formed to fight human trafficking
Volunteering at her church and Kid’s Camp . . . to name only a few!
As first place winner, Maddie Garner is awarded $1500 toward her education at Whitworth University, and her scholarship application was forwarded to ESA for considered in the National Youth Scholarship program. Our congratulations and plaudits to Madison Garner on her remarkable achievements, and the many more that are sure to follow.
Second Place Winner Samuel Frakes; son of Whatcom County Sheriff Sergeant Richard Frakes.
Our second-place, $1000 scholarship went to Samuel Frakes, senior at Bellingham High School. Sam, son of Whatcom County Sheriff Sergeant Richard Frakes, is bound for the University of Colorado Boulder. In his winning essay, Sam cites one of his dad’s many heroic actions that demonstrate his unselfish commitment to put others before self—traits Sam endeavors to emulate. Sam’s scholarly and extracurricular activities are also truly impressive, including:
A GPA of 4.0 and ranking first in his class of 231 students
SAT scores of 2160
Names “Student of the Semester” three times and named an AP Scholar in 2011
Varsity tennis and soccer, as well as cross-country Junior Varsity captain
Junior class co-president
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Scholarship
Volunteer work with the Bellingham Food Bank and Faith Lutheran Church Community Garden.
Our congratulations to Sam for his extraordinary attainments to-date, and our wishes for success and enjoyment in his college career and beyond.
Photos from 2010 Golf Tournament (benefits Scholarship Fund)