|Open to||For students at Washington|
This Scholarship was established by family, friends, and teachers to honor the memory of Teresa (Terry) Smithson, long time office manager at Elmhurst Elementary School.
The scholarship will be awarded to two former Elmhurst Elementary students who are Washington High School graduates.
|Amount||2 scholarship(s) of $1,000 each. (total annual contribution: $2,000)|
|Award notes||One time award.|
The Washington Scholarship Committee will select the recipients. An alternate for each scholarship shall be selected and the scholarship shall be awarded to that individual if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.
Mrs. Teresa (Terry) Smithson, a 1973 graduate of Washington High School, was the beloved office manager of Elmhurst Elementary School for 28 years. Terry devoted her entire career as a mother, paraprofessional and office manager to the Franklin Pierce School District. Her connection to this district is strong. Her children attended Franklin Pierce schools and her husband Dan continues to work for Franklin Pierce High School.
Terry was the heartbeat and touchstone for the staff, students, and families at Elmhurst. Former principals, Mrs. Linda Heade and Drs. Shaun Carey and Carrie Adrian, depended on Terry because of her expertise as office manager. The staff was guided, cajoled, reminded, rescued, but most importantly, loved by this kind soul. She touched the lives of hundreds of students over the course of her career by showing them genuine care and concern.
The unexpected loss of Terry during the summer of 2018 inspired her colleagues to honor her memory by creating this scholarship in her name.
|Administration of the fund||The fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.|
|Method of payment|
|Fund type||Annual scholarship|