Reed Scholarships awarded


Two Grays Harbor recipients of 2013 Mark E. Reed Scholarships were recently named by the program’s Washington Board, according to Kevin Lyle, board chairman and controller for Green Diamond Resource Company’s Northwest Timberlands Division. The winners each received $3,000 awards on June 13, after an afternoon tour of Green Diamond’s working forest lands and a dinner celebration at the historic Colonial House.

This is the 66th year that scholarships have been presented in the memory of Mark E. Reed, who was Simpson Logging Company president from 1914 until his death in 1933. Today, eligible individuals must be Green Diamond employees, sons or daughters of employees, or reside in one of the company’s Washington operating communities.

The local scholarship recipients are:

Samuel Baderdeen, a 2013 graduate of Elma High School, who plans to attend Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. and study economics, in preparation for a career in business law. He is the son of Samuel and Brenda Baderdeen of Elma.

Laurel Gordon, a 2011 Elma High School graduate, who is currently a student at Washington State University pursuing a degree in English or sports medicine. Her parents are Jay and Susan Gordon of Elma. This is Laurel’s second award.