2015 Winners & Essays

Congratulations to the 2015 winners!


Natalie Quek, age 18 – $5,000 scholarship

“Preserve Our Islands’ Fight to Protect Maury Island”

Natalie lives in Wedgwood, and graduated from Nathan Hale High School. She attends Scripps College in California.



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Lena Easton-Calabria, age 22 – $2,500 scholarship

“Reviving an Ancient Whaling Tradition in the Face of Discrimination: Cultural Courage by the Makah Tribe”

Lena lives in Wallingford and attends the University of Washington.



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Noah Foster-Koth, age 18 – $2,500 scholarship

“Washington State’s Greatest Civil Rights Advocate”

Noah lives in Hawthorne Hills and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He attends Lewis and Clark College in Oregon.



The Seattle Public Library Foundation thanks all the students who submitted essays. Thanks also goes to the many volunteers who helped us read and judge the essays submitted.