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Shelton student receives $40K scholarship STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com Shelton High School senior Hector Iturribarria recently received the H. Parry Jones Scholarship of $40,000 for 2014. The scholarship is provided by the family of Parry Jones, who worked for many years in the gro- cery department of Lumbermen's Mercantile of downtown Shel- ton during the early 1900s. The Jones Family Trust wanted to give back to Shelton High School and the community by providing a scholarship worth a minimum of $10,000 per year for four years to a student majoring in science, technology, mathematics or engi- neering, according to a release. A minimum 3.0 GPA in high school and college is required of the recipient. This scholarship is the largest single communi- ty-based award for the Shelton School District. Iturribarria plans to attend the University- of Washington, where he will major in mechani- cal engineering. He has already been accepted in the STARS (State Academic RedShirt) pro- gram offered through the College of Engineering at the university, where he will receive additional math and engineering assistance to build learning skills and aca- demic preparation for his stud- ies. During high school, Iturrib- arria played soccer while taking honors level courses such as hon- ors physics, chemistry and math- ematics. He has also completed college-level English and social studies through Olympic College Running Start program. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and is learning French. His senior project focused on as- sisting students at Evergreen El- ementary School in their science project reviews. He said he en- joyed inspiring younger children to use their curiosity in consider- ing answers about scientific phe- nomena. Iturribarria said he enjoys the mechanical engineering because he wants to be part of making es- sential services, such as electrici- ty and natural gas, more efficient. The H. Parry Jones Scholar- ship is managed by the Shelton Schools Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that promotes educa- tional and cultural programs and activities, improves educational technology, provides teacher and student support and recognition, and encourages youth to move toward higher education upon graduation from high school. The foundation is staffed by commu- nity volunteers. Frederick P. Sjoholm, repre- senting the family of H. Parry Jones, presented the award to Hector at Shelton High School Senior Night on May 15. R.C. Flyers hand out two scholarships STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The Sanderson Field R.C. Flyers of Shelton re- cently awarded $500 scholarships to Shelton High School seniors Gordon Henry and Nick Vernon. Both are honor students who said they are inter- ested in aeronautical engineering. Henry has been accepted at Eastern Washington University. Vernon has been accepted at Washington State University. Thursday, May 22, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-23 Shelton students among Scholars Day presenters STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty com Outstanding scholarly and artistic works com- pleted by Saint Martin's University students -- including those from Ma- son County -- during the course of the academic year were honored April 29 at the university's an- nual Student Scholars Day and Honors Convo- cation. Scholars Day included student presentations throughout the after- noon and an awards cer- emony, followed by a re- ception. Scholars Day present- ers included senior chem- istry majors Tyler Lars- , en and Justin Rewerts, both from Shelton. The annual celebra- tion was started in 2000 by former Saint Mar- tin's faculty member Doug Ford, in memory of his mother, Grace Riddell Ford, a talented chemist, teacher and metallurgist. During the event, classes are suspended to honor the significant accomplish- ments of the universi- ty's students. Following the presen- tations, several year-end student awards and hon- ors were announced at Saint Martin's annual Honors Convocation. Students named to dean's list STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty com Kayla and Kyle Dimalanta of Shelton recently were named to the dean's list for winter quarter at Seattle Pacific University. Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average. Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate stu- dents. Choose Funeral Alternatives for quality serv at a better price. Available24/7 A Re butation Buih on Service continued from page A-22 Darlene Wilson Darlene Wilson, 83, died May 5, 2014, at her home in Shelton. She was born June 3, 1930, to Oscar and Ruby Moore in Goshen, Oregon. Darlene was raised in the Skokomish Val- ley and graduated from Shelton High School in 1949. She married Kyron Wilson in 1951. Darlene worked for the telephone company in Bremerton and then worked for Lumber- man's Mercantile as a teller. She worked at the Simpson Timber Co. for 31 years before retiring. She enjoyed bowling, reading, spending time with family and friends, and loved spending time on her property on Hood Canal. She was a big fan of Elvis Presley and was a member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority, where she held many of- rices. Her family said the joy of her life was her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Carol Wilson; grandchildren Jennifer (Jason) McDon- Arrangements are by omb & ald and Jeremy (Sarah) Wilson; great-grandchil- dren Hunter and Austin McDonald and Makenna Wilson; sister Marlene (Eddie) Barrett; brother LeRoy Moore; brother- in-law Bob (Pat) Wilson; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Stan; step- father George Smart; and brothers Billy and Delbert Moore. A memorial service was May 10 at Shelton Presbyterian Church. 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