Two new Saint Martin's students awarded
June 24, 2005
Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College has announced
the recipients of its 2005-06 Valedictorian Scholarships. Each will
receive full funding during their undergraduate studies.
The Valedictorian Scholarship is Saint Martin’s most
prestigious. Valedictorian scholars must maintain a minimum 3.50 grade
point average while enrolled to retain the scholarship, which covers 100
percent of tuition for eight semesters. Students must graduate as either
valedictorian of their high school or be ranked first in their class to
apply for the scholarship, with the top candidates then being
interviewed by a faculty committee.
This year’s recipients are:
Eileen Domingo, of Lahaina, Hawaii, who is
graduating from Lahainaluna High School with a 4.0 grade point average.
She plans to major in biology and pre-medicine at Saint Martin’s. The
daughter of Celia and Edwin Domingo, Eileen participated in student
government, was a member of the National Honor Society, and also was
active in community service and her church. She says she hopes to remain
active in student politics and volunteering when she arrives at Saint
In her application essay, Domingo wrote: “My goal is
to become a successful physician where my success will not be measured
in fame or riches, but in the goodness of my heart and the difference I
will have made in the lives of others.”
Tristan Beach, Tacoma, who is graduating from
Wilson High School with a 4.0 grade point average. He wants to become an
educator. The son of Larry and Sue Beach, Tristan was involved in the
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and ran cross country and track.
He was also listed in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
“In high school, I have mentored many younger
students. I find that teaching is a very important part of our
existence. Teachers breathe knowledge into their students. I want to
become a professional teacher – to make a mark on many of my student’s
lives,” Beach wrote in his application essay.
Saint Martin’s is an independent, Roman Catholic
coeducational college founded by the Benedictine Order. About 1,050
students are enrolled on its main campus and about 600 more in programs
at the college’s extension campuses at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air
Force Base and Olympic College.
Director of admissions