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2013 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship Winner

June 3rd, 2013 in Archived Salmon Fest News

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is proud to announce that Isaac Tuszynski is the winner of the 2013 Salmon Fest Scholarship.

The $1,500.00 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding North Central Washington graduating high school senior who is continuing their education in a natural resource field at an accredited college or university.

Tuszynski, son of Tom and Terry Tuszynski, is a graduating senior from Wenatchee High School. He has been accepted to the University of Santa Barbara, California and plans to earn a degree in marine biology.

Tuszynski was selected from a field of superior candidates, but his outstanding academic record, references and personal essay were all determining factors in his selection. Tuszymski’s future goals are clearly defined as he stated, “I hope to work as a researcher for an organization… collecting and analyzing data on commercially important fish. The ocean is after all, home to the most amazing creatures on Earth, and I wish to devote my life to preserving it for generations to come.”

Isaac Tuszynski

Isaac Tuszynski

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 from its inception in 1991. Nancy was a strong believer in promoting the value of higher education and was passionate about conserving and connecting people with the outdoors.

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.
The year is the 23rd celebration of Salmon Fest. School education days are September 19-20, and family day is September 21, 2013. The many interactive events are always fun and free for all edges.