Justin Gill - Mathematics
Erica Simila - English
Stephanie Huang - World Languages
Kari Goodrich - Social Studies
Corinna Cauchy - Science
Brandon McMeen - Fine Arts
The Spokane Scholars annual banquet is held to honor the top students in each academic discipline from 26 Spokane area public and private high schools.
All students are individually introduced and receive a personalized Spokane Scholars medallion. Additionally, the top four students in each category each receive a scholarship, ranging from one to four thousand dollars.
The Spokane Scholars Foundation was created by a group of Spokane professional and business people who observed that academic excellence within Spokane county was not receiving appropriate recognition by the community. Publicity seemed reserved for all activities other than pure academic achievement.
Since 1993, the Spokane Scholars Foundation has recognized excellence in academic performance by our regions' high school seniors by providing an annual venue for the community to bring these superstar scholars together to a public banquet to praise them for their achievements in the classroom.
Since that first year, the Spokane Scholars Foundation has recognized over 3500 scholars, selected more than 500 Award Recipients, and distributed more than 1.5 million dollars in cash awards and matches.
There are six categories into which Spokane Scholars fall. From Newport, Justin Gill was recognized for Mathematics, Erica Simila for English, Stephanie Huang for World Languages, Kari Goodrich for Social Studies, Corinna Cauchy for Science, and Brandon McMeen for Fine Arts.