The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence winners have been announced, with seven Whatcom County high school and college students among the winners.
Due to budget cuts, there is no scholarship associated with the award this year. The award honors career and technical education students, generally three from each legislative district. To view teh entire list of winners, click here.
Whatcom County recipients:
Joseph Tenney, Bellingham Technical College, instrumentation and control technology
Pamela Corbett, Bellingham Technical College, accounting
Matthew Nulle, Sehome High School, FIRST robotics
Karl Shilhanek, Squalicum High School, business
Gary DeJager, Nooksack Valley High School, agricultural science
MacKenzie Erickson, Meridian High School, business education
Michael Everroad, Bellingham Technical College, eletrician/EMTEC