Boys & Girls Clubs of Olympic Peninsula Award to Mean More Scholarships

Apr 9, 2015 2:00 PM ET

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SEQUIM — An award given to an employee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will mean the agency can offer two college scholarships annually.

Luke Kisena, the Teen Room director at the Sequim unit of the agency, is one of 12 employees nationwide to receive a Maytag Dependable Leader Award.

The award includes a $20,000 financial grant for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula to provide college scholarships to club members at both the Sequim and Port Angeles units.

The agency will use the award to provide two $1,500 scholarships for the next five years to graduating high school seniors.

In the past, the agency has provided one scholarship annually.

That went to the Youth of the Year and was for anywhere from $250 to $1,000, depending on what was available in the budget for each fiscal year, said Janet Gray, resource development director.

“We are going to make a bigger impact now,” she said.

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