Photo courtesy of James Wilhoit
                                Allison with her parents Steve and Sarah Rafert and Post Commander Bruce Welder.

Photo courtesy of James Wilhoit Allison with her parents Steve and Sarah Rafert and Post Commander Bruce Welder.

American Legion gives college money to local student

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:05pm
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On June 11, 2019 Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19 awarded to Liberty High School Senior Allison Rafert a $2,500 scholarship to apply towards tuition at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, which she will be entering in the Fall.

Allison was selected from several candidates graduating this year from Liberty and Renton School District high schools. She plans to major in political science.

The American Legion is America’s premier veterans organization, made up of those who have served on active duty in the Armed Forces during wartime and conflict periods since the first world war. The Legion was the prime mover behind the WWII GI bill, and this year the national organization and the Renton Post are celebrating their centennials.

The Post gives a scholarship annually to a deserving area graduating senior who is the child or grandchild of a veteran who served during wartime or conflict periods, as part of its commitment to children and youth and community service. Allison is eligible for the scholarship award based on her grandfather Paul Rafert’s service in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

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