New Scholarship Set Up to Honor Seahurst Resident Patti Stewart Burgess
The family and friends of Patti Stewart Burgess – who is definitely still alive and kicking in Seahurst – announced that they are setting up a scholarship in her name through the auspices of the Highline High School Alumni Foundation.
“As we know, Patti has contributed greatly to her community,” said her son, Marc Anderson. “We felt this would be a wonderful way to honor her accomplishments and provide funding for deserving students.”
The amount of the scholarship for this initial year will be $1,000, and organizers are hoping that this commitment can grow over the years to allow for the awarding of multiple scholarships.
Patti has lived in the Highline area since 1934, when her family moved from Chicago. She graduated from Highline High School in 1950. She had a long career as teacher, counselor and principal in the Highline School District. She was honored as the Highline High School Alumni of the Year in 2009.
Application criteria and requirements for the Patti Stewart Burgess Future Teacher Scholarship are as follows:
- Attend Highline High School for three years.
- Have successfully completed graduation requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- Submit two essays: 1.) write a brief statement in cursive, in ink, describing his or her plans to enter the teaching or counseling profession and 2.) write a short essay (200 word minimum) entitled “Why I Want to Become a Teacher or Counselor”.
- Enroll in a two- or four-year college/university for the fall quarter following high school graduation.
- Submit an official transcript with application.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from a Highline teacher.
Donations to this scholarship are tax-deductible. If you are interested in donating to this scholarship, please mail your checks to:
Highline High School Alumni Foundation
P. O. Box 66647
Burien, WA 98166
For: Patti Stewart Burgess Future Teacher Scholarship
Many thanks to the Highline High School Alumni Foundation and its treasurer, Scott Salzer, for helping facilitate this effort.
“On an editorial note, I sure wish Clint and Mildred Stewart were around to see this!” added Anderson.
For more information, contact Marc Anderson at Dexterdad1@comcast.net.