New memorial scholarship focuses on commercial fishing, in honor of Deckers


January 27, 2022

Courtesy of Julie Decker

Sig and Helen Decker on a family Christmas vacation at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, in December 2017. Helen wears one of her signature tie-dye pieces that she created.

The scholarship fund created to honor the memory of Helen and Sig Decker is a little different from most. In addition to the usual requirements of being a graduating high school senior who is going on to postsecondary schooling, applicants must have worked in commercial fishing or seafood processing.

It's recognition that the Deckers worked in the industry for years before they died in a car accident in Petersburg on July 28, 2020, at 19 and 21 years old, respectively.

The family made commercial fishing or seafood processing one of the eligibility requirements to target a different group of...

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