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2010 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Announces Scholarship Winner

July 11th, 2010 in Archived Salmon Fest News

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

Kodi Jones was selected as the 2010 recipient of a $1,500 scholarship to be used at a college or university of her choice.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a North Central Washington graduating high school senior who is continuing their education in a natural resource field.

Jones is a graduating senior from Cle Elum/Roslyn High School in Cle Elum, Washington.  She will enter Washington State University this fall with a major in wildlife biology.  

Festival Director Betsy McIndoe said, “We are proud to honor Kodi with this scholarship and wish her the best of success.”   Many highly qualified applicants applied for the scholarship, “Jones was selected because of her academic record, personal essay, community service, recommendations and strong leadership abilities,” said McIndoe.

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival scholarship has been offered since the festival’s beginning 20 years ago to area youth.

The scholarship is named in honor of Nancy Duree; one of the  founding Salmon Fest Core Team members who believed strongly in helping local youth understand and develop natural resource management skills.

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is a free, award winning festival held at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, September 16-19, 2010.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, and Chelan County PUD, host the festival.