College Honors

  • Tue Jul 3rd, 2012 6:24pm

Aspiring teacher earns 2 WWU scholarships

Western Washington University student Stephanie Ann Dilbeck, daughter of Jeff and Tina Dilbeck of Lynnwood, has earned a $1,000 Western Associated Students Diversity Scholarship and a $2,000 Florine A. Wheeler Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

The Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students who have shown a commitment to diversity issues and diversity education on Western’s campus. The Wheeler Scholarship is given to talented elementary education majors.

Dilbeck graduated from Meadowdale High School in 2008. She has a 3.68 GPA and is majoring in special education and elementary education. She is serving her second term as the president of the Student Washington Education Association.

During her time at Western Dilbeck was involved with the Teaching-Learning Academy and Diversity Inspired Volunteer Educators. Dilbeck was a student representative to the Teach Professional Education Advisory Board and was a Woodring Peer Mentor and Event Leader.

She wants to teach in the Edmonds School District and eventually become an administrator. Currently, Dilbeck is student teacher at Edmonds-Woodway High School and will be working in a first-grade classroom at Brier Elementary School this fall.

E-W grad awarded WWU scholarship

Western Washington University student Heather Marie Mahurin, daughter of Roderick Mahurin and Nora Thompson of Edmonds, has accepted the Foundation Annual Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.

The scholarship is an unrestricted amount for use at the discretion of the Western Foundation.

Mahurin graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School in 2012. She has a 3.9 GPA and is majoring in biology-kinesiology. Her scholastic honors include the WESCO Academic Achievement and the Washington State Honors Award. Her other activities include chamber orchestra, Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Eventually, she wants to have a career in physical therapy.