For more than a dozen years, the Mercer Island Sister City Association has awarded up to three scholarships to graduating seniors at Mercer Island High School.

The scholarships, usually $500, are presented annually to a student or students who demonstrate excellence in the study of French language and culture, and who demonstrate the qualities of an effective young ambassador in continued study, travel and relations with other communities, countries and their citizens.

2018 scholarship awards ceremony

Then president of MISCA Rich Conrad and board member Beth Brennen at the 2018 awards ceremony honoring the recipients of the Mercer Island Sister City Association’s Senior French Award. Winners of the scholarship are, l-r, Chloe Michaels, Natalie Jewett and Sarah Pickles. The awards are presented at the Mercer Island High School’s Senior Awards event.


Previous Senior French Award Winners include:

2008: Taisha Bartlet Rowledge

2009: Gennie Gebhart

2012: Stephanie Heard and Aaron Gillelman

2013: Mindy Weinberg and Kyle Weiss

2014: Emily Bassett and Liem Tu

2015: Madison Nimmo and Jason McGruer

2016: Claire Moore, Andrew Barnwell and Sara Federman