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  • Tamee Wood

    Tamee Wood

    Tamee Wood is the fifth recipient of the $1,000 SIPA Nursing Scholarship. The mother of two children supports her family working as a CNA through Olympic Medical Center. Upon completion of Peninsula College’s Nursing Program, she plans to continue her career as a RN in Short Stay.

  • Beth Pratt

    Beth Pratt

    Beth Pratt is the Executive Director for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. A violinist in the Sequim Community Orchestra, she also provides support to young people in strings education. Formerly, the Community Relations Director of Village Concepts (Parkview Villas), she connected with the Port Angeles Senior Center and was an executive lead in our…

  • Patty Hannah

    Patty Hannah

    Patty Hannah is a longtime volunteer in Carrie Davis’ third grade class. Selfless and devoted, she finds out the support students need and their interest in helping them. A Friends of the Library, Hannah works in the NOLS Gift Shop weekly. During COVID, she volunteered at the Port Angeles Food Bank and Volunteers in Medicine.

  • Chardonney Porter

    Chardonney Porter

    Chardonney Porter received a LYD Award in the amount of $2,000. The mother of two is a Peninsula College student pursuing an AAS in Administrative Office Systems-Legal degree and works for Clallam County’s Juvenile Court as a Deputy Clerk. Porter also plans enrollment in the college’s BAS degree program to pursue a career in a…

  • Bezuayehu (Zoey) Kromm

    Bezuayehu (Zoey) Kromm

    Bezuayehu (Zoey) Kromm, is the recipient of a $1,000 LYD Award. Initially trained and working as a cosmetologist, she is enrolled in Peninsula College Addiction Studies Program planning a career in addiction counseling and therapy. Kromm is the mother of one daughter.

  • Kristal Holladay

    Kristal Holladay

    Kristal Holladay was awarded a $1,000 LYD Award. The Peninsula College student is enrolled in the welding program and plans to pursue a career at the Bremerton Shipyard. Holladay is the mother of one son. Holladay will complete her degree in December 2024.

  • Kelly Hall

    Kelly Hall

    Kelly Hall is a resident of Port Angeles. She grew up in an unstable single-parent home, a survivor of abuse and neglect. She was determined to break this cycle of abuse and started her own business in our downtown area when she was 19. She also enrolled in college in the hopes of earning a…

  • Julie Hayduk

    Julie Hayduk

    “I am a 35-year-old female resident of Port Angeles with an extensive background in healthcare. I am beyond excited that I was accepted into the Peninsula College Nursing Program. I started working in healthcare at the age of 19 with a dream of becoming a registered nurse. I was employed full-time as a Certified Medical…

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