Rec Students Garner Scholarships

Two Humboldt State University students have received the distinction of winning excellence scholarships from the California Parks and Recreation Society, District I. Both hail from the College of Professional Studies and are majoring in Recreation Administration. Evan Priestly and Kelsey Glass each received $500 scholarships at the CPRS District I officers meeting held on the Humboldt State University campus February 10.

Glass is the recipient of the Excellence in Community Service Scholarship. She lists an impressive number of credits for community service including the organization of an art auction to benefit the Colorado Eagle Rock School Graduate Fund, staff member at 2001 National Youth Service Learning Conference, and Big Sister for North Coast Big Brothers, Big Sisters. She was awarded a Presidential Service Award in 2001 for completion of more than 500 hours of service. She is originally from Boulder, Colorado.

Priestly, an Arcata native, received the Academic Excellence Scholarship and is currently employed with the Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Association, a summer camp serving children with terminal and chronic illnesses. A senior at HSU graduating this spring, Priestley will continue work with this population within the context of Recreation and Health Psychology. She carries a 3.9 GPA.