Alex Steele of Leavenworth receives 2011 Nancy Duree National Resource Scholarship

May 31st, 2011 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Announces 2011 Scholarship Winner

Leavenworth, Washington— The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is proud to announce that Alex Steele was selected as the 2011 recipient of this year’s Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

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.

Steele will graduate from Cascade High School in Leavenworth, Washington in June. He will enter Whitman College this fall and plans to study Biology and Environmental Studies.

Festival Director Betsy McIndoe said, “We are really proud to honor Alex with this scholarship and we wish him the best of success.” The selection committee reviewed many highly qualified applicants this year but, “Alex was selected because of his passion for natural resources as evident in his essays, his strong academic record, and a well rounded showing of community service, leadership abilities, and strong recommendations,” said McIndoe.

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 scholarship has been offered since the festival’s beginning 21 years ago to area youth.

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is an award winning festival held at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. This year’s festival will be October 1-2, 2011.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, and Chelan County PUD host the festival. It is a free festival open to all who wish to learn or share the richness of our abounding natural resources.

News Release

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2011
Contact: Susan C Peterson, Media Coordinator