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2014 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship Winner

June 2nd, 2014 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Investing in Our Community

One of the core values of the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is providing high quality natural resource education to our communities. To foster this belief we “pay it forward” by investing in local students who have a passion for natural resources and want to further their education in this field.

Salmon Fest is proud to announce that Nathaniel (Drew) Carleton was presented with the 2014 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

Drew’s entire class joined him in his excitement as he accepted the $1500 scholarship. The 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.

Drew Carleton

Chelan County PUD’s Bob Bauer, Scholarship Committee member, presents a check to Drew Carleton.

Carleton, son of Robert and Terrie Carleton of Manson, Washington, is a graduating senior from Chelan High School. He has been accepted to Gonzaga University and plans to earn a degree in biology and specialize in environmental education.

Carleton was selected from a field of superior candidates, but his outstanding academic record, references and personal essay were the determining factors in his selection. Carleton’s future goals are clearly defined as he stated, “I plan to study environmental education and biology. Eventually, I want to teach environmental studies and biology at the community college level.”

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.

This is the 24th year for the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, held annually at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. The festival is open to registered school classes September 18 & 19, and open to the entire community free-of-charge September 20, 2014.