Kirkland And Bellevue Students To Receive Eastside Audubon College Scholarships

Marin Harris and Addison Woolsey to be Recognized for Environmental Activism


Lake Washington High School senior Marin Harris and Bellevue High School senior Addison Woolsey each will receive a $500 college scholarship Thursday evening from Eastside Audubon.

Ordinarily Eastside Audubon awards the Brian Gershon Scholarship to just one student who has demonstrated a keen interest in science and the environment. This year the merits of the two leading candidates were so strong that the Audubon chapter’s Youth Education Committee funded a second scholarship.

The scholarships will be awarded Thursday evening at Eastside Audubon’s monthly meeting at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirkland. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Lake Washington High School senior Marin Harris has been active in the LWHS Environmental Club and has worked on many cleanup days in the Kirkland area. She is taking Advanced Placement Environmental Science and is the vice president of the LWHS National Honor Society. She plans to major in environmental science and international relations in college. She is particularly interested in the protection of the oceans.

Bellevue High School senior Addison Woolsey is an active birder and enjoys working on habitat restoration projects. Last summer he worked as an intern for eight weeks at the Seattle Audubon Nature Camp, assisting in teaching 10 to 12 kids a week. An editor of the school newspaper, Addison has also been captain of the cross country team and a member of Earthbound Club. He hopes to pursue a degree in environmental studies or in education.

In addition to the scholarship presentations, the Thursday evening program will feature a talk and slide show by naturalist Idie Ulsh called “Feathered Architects: The Fascinating World of Bird Nests.” For more information about the program, visit the Eastside Audubon calendar at

Eastside Audubon is the National Audubon Society chapter active in Bellevue, Bothell, Carnation, Duvall, Issaquah, Kirkland, North Bend, Redmond, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Woodinville, and unincorporated East King County.

Eastside Audubon works to protect, preserve, and enhance natural ecosystems and our communities for the benefit of birds, other wildlife, and people. We welcome new and experienced birders on our birding walks and field trips and in our birding classes.


Meeting Details

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church

308 Fourth Avenue South

Kirkland, WA  98033

Refreshments: 6:30 p.m.

Program: 7 p.m.

Open to the public. Free of charge.

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