May 9th, 2012 in Archived Salmon Fest News
Congratulations to Lisa Garrigues, winner of the 2012 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship, offered by the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival.
Garrigues, daughter of William and Susan Garrigues, is a 4.0 student graduating from Naches Valley High School in June. She will enter Mississippi State University this fall and plans to major in Forestry and Wildlife Management.
Garrigues was chosen based upon her outstanding academic and extra- curricular accomplishments and an essay that reflected a strong love for the outdoors and passion for excellence.
The Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship was created in honor of Nancy Duree, a Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Core Team member devoted to the educational mission of the festival and an active participant in the Festival since its inception in 1991. Nancy was a strong believer in promoting the value of higher education and was passionate about conserving the outdoors.
The $1500 scholarship is awarded annually to a north central Washington graduating high school senior who is continuing their education in a natural resource field at an accredited college or university.
The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is dedicated to providing high quality natural resource education, promoting outdoor recreation, and sharing the cultural significance of the salmon to the people of the Northwest. Events are free and the festival is very family friendly.
This year is the 22nd celebration of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival held Sept. 22-23, 2012 at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.