Wa-Hi grad lands scholarship from broadband group - Etcetera - 10/2/13

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Walla Walla High School alumna Kjersti Shiffler received a $3,000 Bill Lawson College Scholarship from the Broadband Communications Association of Washington, according to a release.

The scholarship was presented in early September at the BCAW Board of Directors meeting at Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla.

Kjersti is the daughter of Charter employee Aaron Schiffler, who’s a direct sales representative for Charter in Walla Walla. “Kjersti has always been a hard worker ... so helpful and friendly to everybody and knows the value of hard work. This scholarship means so much to her and it was such a relief to her to receive this help in achieving her goal of attending college at BYU-Idaho.” Kjersti is the oldest child and first to go to college in the family,” Aaron said.

Among her activities, Kjersti played flute in band, performed in several musicals, mentored youths, ran on the cross-country team and been involved in the school spirit crew.

She has been recognized as a scholar athlete and honored multiple times as student of the month. She has volunteered for church camp fundraisers, rummage sales, a Young Artist Festival and canned food drives.

Wa-Hi graphic arts Instructor Kathi DeBroeck recommended Kjersti for the award, “Kjersti is so sincere and genuinely friendly, other students are drawn to her. She gives encouragement to students she has just met. She is one of the most creative students I have ever had the pleasure of working with, she is a problem solver, an exceptional person and because of her positive work ethic and truly outgoing nature, she will excel in whatever she decides to do.”

In 1999, BCAW initiated the scholarship program for children of cable TV company employees to assist and further their educational goals.

This scholarship honors longtime Washington cable professional Bill Lawson, who died in 1999.

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