Rita Lowe Student Scholarship Program
Rita Lowe graduated from East High School in Bremerton in 1964. She was among the top twenty in a class of approximately 230. She and Arna Souza were the only women to complete the college-prep math sequence, completing Math Analysis as seniors. Rita was active in Camp Fire Girls from elementary school through high school. She and her father spent much time improving the ground at Camp Niwana. She received numerous awards from this organization. She was very competitive and thrived for academic excellence.
In her memory several scholarships are provided to teachers, high school students and college/university students to continue her dream of helping others enjoy mathematics and challenge themselves to their maximum.
College Candidate: Cameron Raber
For the third year in a row, Cameron is a recipient of the Rita Lowe Scholarship.Now a Junior, Cameron continues to maintain a 4.0 GPA at PLU. She works as a mathematics tutor for the Academic Assistance Center, is a Mathlete Coach at a local middle school, and received outstanding recommendations from three of her professors.
HS Candidate: Brianna Warner
Brianna will graduate this spring from Naches HS and plans to attend Seattle Pacific University in the fall. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking calculus, physics, and multiple AP courses. In addition she is FCCLA president, drum major, tennis captain, and a volunteer math tutor.
College Candidate 1: Cameron Raber
Cameron was a recipient of the high school level Rita Lowe Scholarship last year and has continued her course of excellence in college, maintaining a 4.0 at Pacific Lutheran University. Interested in teaching at the high school level, she currently tutors in mathematics and is an intramural soccer captain.
College Candidate 2: Cassianna Busch
Cassianna is originally from Bremerton and has completed a two-year degree through Olympic College. She is currently enrolled at Whitworth, where she is a double math and physics major. She is interested in teaching high school students and serves as a physics tutor and has taught camps at the Mobius Science Center in Spokane in the summer. She is also a resident assistant and competes in varsity level track and cross country. After completing her double majors this spring she intends to enroll in a Master of Teaching program to achieve teaching certification.
2015 Scholarship Winners
HS Division–Cameron Raber (female)
Port Angeles HS, 4.0 GPA, plans to attend PLU, captain of soccer and track teams, volunteer math tutor
College Division–Katie Hayward
WSU and Honors College (Auburn Mountainview HS graduate), 3.988 GPA, published in research journal, student leader in campus Christian organization and mentor to freshmen girls in dorm
College Division—Alexadra Putnam
WSU (Tacoma Washington HS graduate), 3.89 GPA, athletic scholar, volunteer with elderly and Special Olympics, National Leadership recognition and as female in STEM degree, certified nurse assistant
Professional Development–Kristin Peters
Evergreen SD, 4th grade teacher, in PSU Elementary Math Teachers graduate certificate program, math PD over past few years includes First Steps, DMI, and MEC work with Ruth Parker