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Last updated 4/29/2021 at 10:08am

Jihan Ali

Meadowdale's Jihan Ali earns scholarship

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Edmonds SnoKing Branch has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Jihan Ali, a Running Start senior at Meadowdale High School and Everett Community College.

She is a first-generation student from Syria.

The scholarship is given to a female student graduating from an Edmonds-area high school in 2021 and studying in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math).

"The AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch selected Jihan from an amazing field of high school seniors," said Sunny Strong. "She excels in academics and volunteer work. She has been described as someone who treats everyone as a friend. Her plans include becoming a pediatrician in order to improve the lives of underrepresented minority children."

The Foundation for the Advancement of Education and Economic Equity (Foundation A3E) was established by contributions from AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch in 2018.

Several AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Board members sit on the Foundation A3E board. Foundation A3E raises funds for scholarships for Edmonds-area high school students and for students at Edmonds College.

Nora Conaty invited to summer rowing camp

Nora Conaty of Edmonds has been invited to the U.S. rowing U-19 Selection Camp. Conaty is a junior honors student attending Seattle Prep.

Seventy athletes from across the nation were invited. Conaty will be attending the camp with the aim of making a USA team to participate in the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships in Bulgaria in August.

She has set up a Go Fund Me page to assist with the cost of the camp: http://www.bit.ly/3sxtDds.


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