Scenic Hill Elementary School students Celeste Vidal Sanchez, Jordynn Corning and Paul Muriithi pose with a school logo. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

Scenic Hill Elementary School students Celeste Vidal Sanchez, Jordynn Corning and Paul Muriithi pose with a school logo. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

Kent’s Scenic Hill Elementary School seeks college fund support

Staff starts scholarship fund for students; targets donations from businesses, community

Educators at Scenic Hill Elementary School in Kent decorate the halls and classrooms with college-themed bulletin boards, pennants and flags in hopes that students will work toward the goal of a college education.

Now the staff has started a Scenic Hill Scholarship to help students from the school pay for college once they graduate from high school.

“The school is now taking the initiative to make this dream become a reality for Scenic Hill alums,” according to a press release from the Scenic Hill Scholarship Committee.

They are seeking others to donate to the fund.

“The committee would like to invite the greater Scenic Hill community and local businesses to support their scholarship endeavor and help the dream of college become a reality for some local Kent students,” according to the press release.

At the conclusion of morning messages at the school, scholars and staff alike recite, “After high school comes college!”

During the 2021-2022 school year, the school began to think of ways they could turn their motto into a reality for Scenic Hill alum. Under the leadership of staff member Jason Russell, the school formed a scholarship committee and staff pledged money to start a scholarship fund.

To date, the Scenic Hill staff has personally pledged $3,345 to the fund.

Principal Harjeet Sandhu appreciates the staff’s generosity.

“I’m incredibly amazed by the generosity of our staff who are committed to providing our Scenic Hill alumni with an opportunity to attend college and the chance for a more hopeful future,” Sandhu said.

The committee’s goal is to offer multiple scholarships to deserving applicants.

Scenic Hill Elementary is at 26025 Woodland Way S., east of downtown Kent and south of Kent-Meridian High School.

For more information and to donate, go online to scenichillscholar.wixsite.com/scenic-scholarship. You also can email scenic.hill.scholar@gmail.com.


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Scenic Hill Elementary School students Paul Muriithi, Tabassom Akakhil, Celeste Vidal Sanchez, Jacob Smith, Amaia Castellanos Munoz and Jordynn Corning highlight the school’s slogan. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

Scenic Hill Elementary School students Paul Muriithi, Tabassom Akakhil, Celeste Vidal Sanchez, Jacob Smith, Amaia Castellanos Munoz and Jordynn Corning highlight the school’s slogan. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

Students Amaia Castellanos Munoz, Jacob Smith and Tabassom Akakhil stand near several of the college pennants displayed at Scenic Hill Elementary. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

Students Amaia Castellanos Munoz, Jacob Smith and Tabassom Akakhil stand near several of the college pennants displayed at Scenic Hill Elementary. COURTESY PHOTO, Martin Avila

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