Spring into Fashion Seaside AAUW Scholarship Fundraiser takes place Saturday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Astoria Golf and Country Club, 33445 Sunset Beach Road in Warrenton. Tickets are $25; $15, students. They may be purchased at By the Way in Gearhart, Beach Books in Seaside, from an AAUW member, at the door or by phone 503-717-2353.
This year’s event honors ‘breaking through barriers’ graduating senior Whitney Westerholm. This award is given to a local woman or girl who exemplifies AAUW’s mission in a manner that has had a demonstrative impact on our city’s women and girls in the area of equity and education. This is the first year Seaside AAUW has chosen to participate and honor a young woman from our community. Whitney exemplifies the mission and goal of equity for girls, has had an impact on the girls and women of Seaside by her sports accomplishments, has demonstrated a need for new schools outside the tsunami zone by the “Don’t Catch this Wave” campaign, and has been highly visible in these pursuits in the local press and Portland television.
Whitney graduates from Seaside High School June 13 and will work over the summer. She has applied to University of California Davis and intends to become a vintner.