Rainier High grad receives $20,000 from Knight’s Humanities Foundation

JZ Knight News

Rainier High School 2017 Senior Class
$20,000 Scholarship winner Jesse Nubbe seated top row, far right.
Photo credit: Rainier Education Foundation.

* JZ Knight Humanities Foundation donated $50,000 to REF on March 25th.
* Knight also donated a $20,000 2017 Rainier Senior Class Scholarship.
* Jesse Nubbe: Rainier Senior Graduate $20,000 scholarship recipient.

– “Rainier Education Foundation [REF] Honors 2017 Seniors”
“Awards Night Totals $202,000 in Scholarships; JZ Knight Donates $70,000”

“RHS Principal John Beckman told those gathered he has been with the senior class since they were in sixth grade and they are the nicest, most talented group he’s worked with.

Valedictorian Jess Nubbe was awarded $20,000 from the JZ Knight Humanities Foundation and his mother joined him at the podium where she was given a bouquet of flowers.

In a statement from Knight, ‘I affirm my support to Jesse whose dreams of greater education as a foundational training will enable him the gift of his mind and skills for humanity’s future benefit.””

“Rainier Education Foundation, itself a recipient of $50,000 from the JZ Knight Foundation [last March], doled out $30,000 in new and renewing scholarships. Traci Carly explained the nonbiased process and how students receive money once, but can also apply for additional money for each successive year they stay in school, up to four years. REF also offers $15,000 grants to staff for projects not covered in the school budget.

The first alumni scholarship ever given, in the name of Harold Aschenbrenner, was awarded to Nubbe and Holmes for $550 each. Nubbe also received the 2017 RHS Science Scholar award.”

Students also received recognition for passing the state exams and for completion of Career and Technical Education credits. Other scholarships were presented from or on behalf of the Yelm Eagles, South Puget Sound Rotary, Olympia Master Builders, Stiebrs Farm, the [Yael & Steve] Klein family¸ Washington State Council of County and City Employees, Dan R. Montgomery, Emmett E. Stewart, Tex Martin, Aschenbrenner and Miller (founders of Rainier Education Foundation) and Altrusa,” by Cindy Teixeira, Nisqually Valley News.
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Editor’s Note:
Jesse Nubbe was born to students [Heidi Haslinger and Chris Nubbe] of Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) and was raised in the RSE curriculum.

– “JZ Knight Donates $50,000 to Rainier Education Foundation”
Saturday’s Scholarship Fundraiser [March 25] Brought In a Total of $91,000″

Knight said it is wise to invest in our students.

“‘There is nothing greater we can do for the future of our communities than to help young people gain knowledge and broad experience beyond the community,’ Knight said. ‘Exposure to other cultures, other perspectives, and other understandings about the greater world enriches everyone who is willing to step out into that larger reality. Just like Bilbo Baggins who left the Shire for an adventure, our young folks will return home one day rich with treasures to share.'”
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