Newcastle Running Club announces scholarship winners

May 30, 2013

By Staff

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NEW — 5:05 p.m. May 30, 2013

Three high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club.

Awards were given to Liberty High School student Jessica Basi; and Hazen High School students Mikayla Muratore and Fiona La. All three students demonstrated a willingness to give back to their communities and all are college bound to further their education.

Basi will attend the University of Washington; Muratore is going to Western Washington University; and La will enroll at the University of Pennsylvania.

Winners were chosen based on equal parts of community involvement, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, financial need and an essay.

To qualify for the scholarships, the high school seniors must live in Newcastle or attend Hazen or Liberty high schools.

The $3,000 in total scholarships was made possible from proceeds resulting from the 2012 Newcastle 5K Run/Walk during Newcastle Days.

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