Reed Scholarships Awarded

Ten recipients of 2018 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 20, 201 8, after touring Green Diamond Resource Company timberlands and a dinner celebration at the historic Colonial House.

Third row: Left to right: Mark Reed Scholarship board members and Green Diamond Employees Rick Schmeling, Kirk Scoles and John Ison. Second row: Left to right: Scholarship winner Ross Brooker, Jessica Schallon, and Lindsey Goldsby. First Row: Left to right: Mackenzie Geer, Lexi Nakhla, and Julian Nakhla. Not pictured: Scholarship winners Lorenzo Ayala, Tessa Wood, Thomas Sayler and Anika Parker.

This is the 71st 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:

Ross Brooker, a 2017 graduate from Pope John Paul II High School in Lacey, WA attends Saint Louis University and is majoring in biophysics/premed. This is Ross’ second award. His parents are Darlene and Rick Brooker of Olympia. His father is employed at Green Diamond Resource Company in the forestry department.

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

Jessica Schallon, a 2016 home school graduate and current attendee at South Puget Sound Community College, Jessica is majoring in college level teaching in biology & agriculture. She is the daughter of Tammy and Eric Schallon of Olympia. Eric is employed at Green Diamond Resource Company in the forestry department.

Lindsey Goldsby, a 2016 graduate from Shelton High School, attends Washington State University. This is Lindsey’s third award. She is studying biology. Lindsey is the daughter of James and Angela Goldsby of Shelton. Her father is employed at Green Diamond Resource Company in road construction.

Thomas Sayler is a 2015 graduate of Black Hills High school. He is studying international relations and Arabic language at Brigham Young University. This is Thomas’s second award. His parents are Tamra and Brian Sayler. His father is employed at Green Diamond Management Company.

Anika Parker, a 2017 graduate of Shelton High School, is majoring in environmental engineering at University of Washington. This is Anika’s second award. Her parents are Todd and Renate Parker of Shelton.

Lexi Nakhla, a 2018 graduate of Shelton High School, will study accounting and music performance at Whitworth University. She is the daughter of Anne-Marie and Paul Nakhla of Shelton.

Julian Nakhla, a 2018 graduate of Shelton High School, will be attending Whitworth University or Central Washington and will major in music performance with a minor in education. His parents are Anne-Marie and Paul Nakhla of Shelton.

Tessa Wood is a 2017 graduate of Shelton High School. She is attending Harvard College in Cambridge, MA and studies English. This is Tessa’s second award. She is the daughter of Emmi Wood of Shelton.

Lorenzo Ayala, a 2015 graduate of Elma High School, attends Oregon State University and is majoring in computer science. This is Lorenzo’s second award. He is the son of Linda and Jose Ayala of Oakville.