Reed Scholarships Awarded

Ten recipients of 2016 Mark E. Reed Scholarships were recently named by the program’s Washington Board, according to John Ison, board chairman. The winners each received $3,000 awards on June 15, 2016, after touring Green Diamond Resource Company timberlands and a dinner celebration at the historic Colonial House.

Front: Meghan Ranney, Mackenzie Geer, Sarah Myers Middle: Mikayla Smith, Tessa Blackstad, Zachary Schaumburg, Serena Ranney, Logan Zepp Top: Mark Reed Scholarship board members and Green Diamond employees - Jason Goldsby, John Ison, Glen Wood, Kirk Scoles and Rick Schmeling
Front: Meghan Ranney, Mackenzie Geer, Sarah Myers
Middle: Mikayla Smith, Tessa Blackstad, Zachary Schaumburg, Serena Ranney, Logan Zepp
Top: Mark Reed Scholarship board members and Green Diamond employees – Jason Goldsby, John Ison, Glen Wood, Kirk Scoles and Rick Schmeling

This is the 69th year that scholarships have been presented in the memory of Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson Logging Company president from 1914 until his death in 1933.  Today, eligible individuals must be Green Diamond employees, sons or daughters of employees, or reside in one of the company’s Washington operating communities.

The scholarship recipients are:

Tessa Blackstad attends St. Martin’s University and is majoring in elementary education.  Tessa was previously awarded a scholarship in 2013.  Her parents are Tony and Tawn Blackstad of Shelton.

Mackenzie Geer, a 2015 Montesano High School graduate, is majoring in nursing at Washington State University.  This is Mackenzie’s second award.  She is the daughter of Greg and Teresa Geer.  Greg is employed at Green Diamond Resource Company in road construction.

Lindsey Goldsby, a 2016 graduate from Shelton High School, plans to attend Whitworth University in Spokane.  She plans to study biology and become a wildlife biologist or professor.  Lindsey is the daughter of Angela and James Goldsby of Shelton. Her father is employed at Green Diamond Resource Company in road construction.

Sarah Myers, was awarded her third scholarship this year.  Sara is a 2013 graduate of Shelton High School and is pursuing degrees in history and global studies at Pacific Lutheran University.  Her parents are Steven and Mary Kay Myers of Shelton.

Meghan Ranney, a 2014 graduate from Shelton High School, is attending Washington State University majoring in animal science.  Her parents are Scott and Candy Ranney of Shelton. This is Meghan’s third scholarship.

Serena Ranney, twin sister of Meghan, is also a 2014 SHS graduate. She attends Washington State University and is pursuing a degree in food science.  This is Serena’s third scholarship.

Morgan Rockey is a 2016 graduate of Elma High School.  She is planning to study international business.  Morgan’s parents are Scott and Stacey Rockey of Elma.

Zachary Schaumberg is a 2016 graduate from North Mason High School. He will study civil engineering and land survey at the University of Idaho.  His parents are Paul and Cindy Schaumburg of Grapeview.

Mikayla Smith is a 2016 graduate of Elma High School. She will be attending South Puget Sound Community College where she plans to obtain a degree in nursing and American sign language.  Mikayla’s parents are Mitchell and Bobbi Smith of Oakville.

Logan Zepp, graduated from Elma High School in 2013.  He attends the University of Idaho and is an agricultural business major. His parents are Albert and Sandra Zepp of Elma. This is Logan’s third scholarship.