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City Presents Teens With Scholarships for Community Service

All of the recipients completed at least 150 hours of volunteer work during the school year.

Redmond’s teen programs division held its third-annual community scholarship presentation earlier this month at a city council meeting. American Legion Post 161, and private community members have given more than $16,000 since the inception of the program.

Three scholarships from the American Legion Post 161 went to Robert Domos, Liz Blum and Tony Le. A fourth scholarship, the Mr. John DeVore award was given to Jesse Ewing-Frable. Each student received $1,500 to go toward his or her education.

The requirements for the scholarship are completion of at least 150 hours of community service in a school year, sharing the value they gained from the experience and having two references say how deserving they are of the award.

Jesse shared in her essay, “Before I started volunteering … I had never done anything significant for anyone other than myself. Upon realizing that I was in this self-centered slump, I decided to get involved with RYPAC (Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee). I have begun to realize how much can be done within the City of Redmond alone to promote positive change.”

The youth scholarship money is supported by the American Legion Post 161 and community member, John DeVore. DeVore, a Redmond resident, donates $1,500 of his own resources to the program each year.

To contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact American Legion Post 161 or email RYPAC@redmond.gov for more information.

—from a City of Redmond news release

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