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Rising to the Challenge — Sallie Lau, Cohort 3

By Tom Moore There was a seminal moment early on in Sallie Lau’s time with Rainier Scholars. It was during the Academic Enrichment Phase of the program and her English Literature instructor, Ms, Mikolasy, was teaching the Jane Schaffer Paragraph Structure (a...

Coming Full Circle: Karen Lobos, Cohort 2

by Tom Moore Karen Lobos’ commitment to social and economic justice lies deep in her DNA.  It goes back to her grandparents and great-grandparents, who as farmers living and working in northern Mexico in the early 1900s, fought for their land rights. For...

No Fear of Failure — Adam Iyob, Cohort 6

by Tom Moore For people of a certain age, there was an act on the Ed Sullivan Show circa 1969 that was always a show- stopper, at least it was for me as a child of thirteen. It was Erich Brenn and his plate-spinning extravaganza. Cohort 6 Rainier Scholar Adam Iyob has...