Three Wrangell High School Seniors were selected for the Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation Scholarship this week. The Alaska Pulp Corporation operated in Sitka and Wrangell for many years, and the scholarship is still given to three students from Sitka and Wrangell each year. This year's winners for Wrangell are Kellan Eagle, Helen Decker, and Jean-Luc Lewis. Pictured here is (left to right): Franklin Roppel, part of the selection committee, Eagle, Decker, Lewis, and Anne Morrison, also part of the selection committee. The scholarship is worth $20,000, which will go towards the students' college or vocational school.
Three senior students at Wrangell High School were informed Monday that they were chosen as recipients of the 2019 Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship. The scholarship was first put together in 1992, according to Franklin Roppel. The Alaska Pulp Corporation began operations in Wrangell around 1954, he said, and was a major employer in Wrangell, Sitka, and the Southeast Alaska area for many years. Every year since 1992, Roppel said, three students from Wrangell and three students from Sitka are awarded the scholarship, to help pay for their post-secondary education.