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Town-nominated FHHS senior wins scholarship

The Association of Washington Cities awarded one of its six scholarships to Friday Harbor High School senior Isabelle Gabriel. The Town of Friday Harbor nominated Gabriel for the Quality Communities Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Gabriel plans to attend the University of Washington this fall. Her essay submitted with the Town’s nomination talked about her love of Friday Harbor and how residents stand up for what they believe.

Gabriel and Soroptimist teen club members helped raise more than $6,000 to help defray the cost of chemotherapy for one of her teachers. Gabriel hopes to pursue a career in the biological sciences and eventually work with Doctors Without Borders.

“I want to thank the Association of Washington Cities for this honor and I would also like to thank my awesome teachers and friends from Friday Harbor High,” said Gabriel.

Friday Harbor Mayor Carrie Lacher said, “We are very proud of Isabel and her accomplishments. I think she will make a great ambassador for the Town as she sets out on her educational pursuits.”

This is the first time a FHHS student has received this scholarship award.

The Association of Washington Cities is an organization of state municipalities made up of 281 cities and towns. The Center for Quality Communities promotes leadership development and civic engagement. The Center believes in educating student leaders who care about their communities. The scholarship monies are provided for the recipients to pursue post-secondary education.

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