Western Washington University Alumni Association

Kaelin Newman

Major - Environmental Science
Hometown - Seattle, WA

“I am honored to receive this scholarship because it is a symbol of my hard work, dedication and accomplishments.”

In my sophomore year of high school I joined a volunteer group called Teen Council. From there, I learned of many opportunities to improve my leadership skills. I have been to several out-of-state leadership conferences with Planned Parenthood as well, and now am able to apply my leadership skills to my community.

This scholarship is helping me to accomplish my educational pursuits for the reason that it's helping pay for my tuition. I am very grateful to receive this scholarship.

In my spare time I like to hike, bike, walk, do something outdoors, or meet friends for coffee.

The Running Start program offered at high school for students to take college classes has helped me find friends with whom I could connect and grow. The volunteer group called Teen Council, which is funded by Planned Parenthood, was an amazing experience. The North Cascades Institute and Student Conservation Association also helped me to make a positive impact and learn how important conservation is.




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