Alison Hitchcock: Alison will be a senior at Washington State University studying Agricultural Education in order to teach high school students. She hopes to further her education once she graduates.

This last summer, Alison worked in conjunction with WSU and the USDA on a cool season legume germplasm project (collecting seed to preserve genetic diversity). She is excited for the upcoming school year because she will be student teaching in the spring. She would like to thank all the members of BAEOP for supporting her with their scholarship.

Patrick Splaine-Duchsherer: Patrick is a Bellevue High School senior, won the Skills USA Regional and State competition for automotive maintenance last year. He always had a desire to work in the automotive industry and has been accepted into the nationally recognized automotive program at Shoreline Community College.

Patrick attended St Louise School, O’Dea and Bellevue High School.

Theodore McDonald: Ted would like to earn a Computer Science degree from Bellevue College and make online teaching software and create educational websites. Ted visited Alaska about three years ago and was amazed to see that there was only one music teacher in the entire district. His goal is to provide music lessons with video.

He has had the rewarding experience of teaching music with his sisters for two years at Echo Glen Juvenile Detention Center. His goal is to make the community a better place to live.


Three scholarships were offered this year for BAEOP members who have been BAEOP members for a minimum of two (2) consecutive years and are continuing their education while working toward a PSP Certificate or Recertification.

The winners this year were:

Paula Jo Brave from the Facilities / MSC department recieved a $200.00 scholarship.

Denise Vance from Spiritridge Elementary received a $200.00 scholarship.

Charlene Jones from Newport High School received a $200.00 scholarship.