Our Winner...

“Who can be serious when you love what you do way too much”

“Who can be serious when you love what you do way too much”

Has a Dream in the Balance...

The Attorney Rick Merrill Dream Scholarship was started this year in order to help support the dreams of a current high school or college student looking to make a difference through the pursuit of their passion.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Attorney Rick Merrill Dream Scholarship Winner: Krista Calender!

We had many qualified applicants and after significant deliberation Krista Calender was chosen as the winner based on not only her clear passion for helping the world by becoming a teacher but also for the clever way in which she was able to demonstrate multiple facets of that dream through her pictures.

We are ecstatic to support Krista with her dream of becoming a teacher after she attends WWU. The highlights of her winning application are below. 

The first photo represents our winner Krista Calendar in each little detail.

  • The textbooks are an example of her education as a Running Start Student.

  • The apple is a reminder to look after her health and well being.

  • The identification tag shows that she is working to support her education.

  • The application is to Woodring College of Education at Western Washington University.

  • The poster is evidence of her current volunteer work in a 5th grade classroom.

“Steps Toward my Dream”

“Instruction in Education”

“I love what I do”

 ...it is because of their (her students) grace and kindness I have found such a passion for teaching and interacting with kids.

When it comes to teaching, there is no doubt in my mind that I was born to be an educator.  

It is my goal to inspire kindness, hope, and confidence in kids as their teacher. 

Congratulations again to our winner Krista Calender!

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Image Credit: Krista Calender