Our nine Jimmy Gabriel Memorial Scholars are now attending classes at colleges across the country, with some playing soccer at the varsity collegiate level. We wanted to share some updates from a few of them.

Olivia Boehm, Pacific Lutheran

Olivia Boehm is attending Tacoma’s Pacific Lutheran University and playing for the Lutes. PLU won its sixth straight Northwest Conference championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Writes Olivia: “So far school has been great, I’m chipping away at all my prerequisites to pursue a nursing degree, and the professors and faculty at PLU have been so friendly and helpful. I’ve met so many great people so far, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year brings!  “

Studying in the nation’s capital is Lauren Holland. “Thanks to Washington State Legends I have been able to attend George Washington University and pursue a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy,” writes Lauren. “There I have access to numerous experts, internship opportunities and school organizations that have helped further my education.”

Lauren Holland,George Washington
Elliot McClafferty, Warner Pacific

Elliot McClafferty is a freshman at Portland’s Warner Pacific University. The undefeated Knights won the Cascade Conference title and begin play at the NAIA Championships on Nov. 17 in Mobile, Al. “School is going well! Along with taking the required courses, I am also getting started within psychology,” notes Elliot. “The school is small and close-knit, allowing me to know the students on a personal level. Overall, my experience has been great.”

In Bellingham, Krubelle Tesfaye is in his first year at Western Washington University, where he just completed his first season playing for the Vikings.  “School is going great so far. I’m really getting interested in my classes and absorbing lots of information, reports Krubelle.

Krubelle Tesfaye, Western Washington

The Jimmy Gabriel Memorial Scholarship is generously funded by donors throughout our community. Many of our current and past WA Legends scholarship awardees have been the first in their families to attend higher education. To help make such dreams continue to be possible we ask that you consider making a donation to the JGSF fund.