City Council selects Glacier Peak senior as AWC scholarship nominee

Mar 01, 2019
Elijah Beals

Glacier Peak student Elijah Beals was named the city’s nominee for a prestigious Center for Quality Communities Scholarship warded each year by the Association of Washington Cities.

Beals was named the Mill; Creek nominee by the City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19. , The nominee lives with parents in the SpringTree neighborhood.

His nomination puts Beals in contention for the $1,000 grant that will be awarded in May. In addition to the possible AWC scholarship, Beals will receive a $500 grant from the city that can be used toward post secondary education in the fall of 2019.

Beals hopes to follow in the footsteps of both of his parents to become a leader of a non-profit organization. Brandon and Diana Beals serve as the pastors at the Canyon Creek Church in Mill Creek. His high school career is filled with a passion for service to people and he hopes to build a life around that passion.

“This community has taught me the importance of academics and preparing for your future career,” said Beals. “The Mill Creek community has contributed to my growth as a person. It has taught me the importance of loving those around you and I am grateful that the city has chosen to nominate me to represent our amazing community.”

Students applying for Mill Creek’s scholarship nomination must be involved with city government, community and/or school leadership. They also must graduate from high school in 2019, live within the City of Mill Creek and plan to attend an accredited college or trade school for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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