Douglas High School graduates Isabella Dickey and Bethany Lundberg received $2,000 scholarships from P.E.O. Chapter AN of Carson Valley.
Dickey is a Gardnerville resident who plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno, and major in social work.
She said she attributes her desire to help others to the examples set by her parents and siblings.
A member of the honor band for four years, Dickey lettered in marching band and was selected for All-State Band in 2017.
In addition to playing the flute, she was selected co-drum major her senior year.
Dickey has participated in Tai Kwan Do for the past six years, earning various medals in local competitions. She took honors courses and participated in student leadership. She placed in the top 10 percent of her graduating class at Douglas.
Lundberg is a Carson Valley resident and member of the National Honor Society through her high school career.
She was chosen for the top team in each age group at Silver State Volleyball. She also played varsity golf, a sport she hopes to pursue in college.
Every year since 2016, Lundberg received the Molly Youth Award from Me For Incredible Youth Foundation. Her interest in biomedical engineering led her to earn a certificate of skill attainment. She has also shown proficiency in Spanish, earning the seal of bi-literacy from Douglas High.
She hopes to study mechanical and biomedical engineering with an emphasis on prosthetics and nanotechnology. She will attend the University of Nevada, Reno, where she will participate in the honors program.
P.E.O. is an international women’s educational organization whose mission is to celebrate the advancement of women, educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
This year’s scholarship committee was chaired by Nancy Stephenson. Committee members were Denice Castro, Nancy Edmundson, Joanne Hall, Irene Taylor and Barbara Walton.