By Ben Olson
Sixteen graduating seniors met Wednesday at the Columbia Bank Building to receive scholarships from the Community Assistance League (CAL).
For graduate Nate Dillon, the scholarship will help toward a mechanical engineering degree. In the fall, he’ll attend University of Idaho, and then hopefully Cal Poly or Colorado School of Mines. Dillon wants to eventually work in a nonprofit or humanitarian environment.
Graduate Genevieve Price first heard of the CAL scholarships in eighth grade when she was part of the CAL Teams workshop. Price plans to attend N.I.C. this fall and eventually Lewis and Clark State College to obtain her teaching degree. She hopes to teach kindergarten.
CAL awarded $33,000 in scholarships this year, on top of the $91,500 they gave away for their grant program. CAL has given away more than $1 million since they began their grants and scholarships program. Funds for CAL are raised primarily through their thrift store Bizarre Bazaar at 502 Church St. in Sandpoint.