Scholarship Recipients 

The primary goal of the Educational Foundation is to build a self-sustaining endowment fund. To date, we have raised over $150,000 and awarded $33,000 in one-time and recurring grants.

Current NCHS seniors can apply for the award.


2017 Scholarship recipients


Emma vandine

Emma received the 2017 “Dennis P. Spurlock Scholarship.” Academically, Emma was a 4.0 GPA class valedictorian. In athletics, she lettered two years in volleyball and was voted captain of the team as a senior. She was chairman of NC’s annual food drive this year, and did volunteer work at the Spokane Humane Society and the Spokane Guild School. In the fall, she plans to major in public relations at Biola University in California. “When I look back over these past four years, I would not change a single thing,” she said. “I will do my very best to make the North Central community proud.”

Janette katzenbogan

Janette received the 2017 “Class of 1971 Scholarship” for a graduate planning to attend a community college. Her plans are to work toward earning an Associates Degree at Spokane Community College and then transfer to WSU to major in Veterinarian Science. While attending North Central, Janette did volunteer work for the Spokane County Animal Regional Protection Service. She also had a part-time job, which she plans to continue while attending SCC. She said, “I want to set an example for others that if you really focus on a goal, you can achieve it.”


Samantha noldin '17

Samantha earned a grade point average of 3.6 during her four years at NC. She lettered in cross country three years, and was team captain in 2015. She also was a two year letter winner in track. Her community service included volunteer work with the Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Organization and as pre-school teacher and sports camp coach for her church. She will enter Boise State University in the fall, majoring in pre-med with the ultimate goal of a career as an OBGYN. She said, “I hope to achieve a career in the medical field, so that I can help others and make a difference in their lives.”

Dalton Kennedy '17

Dalton is the recipient of the 2017 “Calvin A. Lidstone Scholarship.” Members of the Lidstone family came to North Central on May 31 to present the scholarship to Dalton. There are, from left, Brad Moeller ’90, Alex Lidstone, Dalton, Brenda Lidstone, Julie (Lidstone) Barringer ’62, and Wes Barringer. Dalton plans to attend WSU and major in Animal Sciences.

Sarah lewis '17

Sarah received the “Tom Armitage Drama Scholarship” at the “Golden Garbonzos” drama award ceremonies in the North Central Theatre the evening of May 25, 2017. Making the presentation were Aimee (Bittick) Morris, representing the Class of 1986, which funded the scholarship, and NC drama director and teacher Tom Armitage, who is retiring this year after 37 years on staff at North Central.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Javier Garcia-Morales '16

Javier is the recipient of the 2016 “Calvin A. Lidstone Scholarship.” Javier finished his NC classwork with a 3.69 GPA. He was chosen “Most Improved Player” in the school orchestra and did volunteer work for several non-profit organizations. He will attend SFCC in the fall with career plans to become a secondary teacher or a journalist. Members of the Lidstone family came to North Central on June 6 to present the scholarship to Javier. There are above, from left, Wes Barringer, Julie (Lidstone) Barringer ’62, Alex Lidstone, Javier, Brenda Lidstone, and Brad Moeller ’90.

Javier Garcia-Morales
Megan Dean

Megan Dean '16

Megan received the 2016 “Dennis P. Spurlock Scholarship.” Academically, Megan took 11 Advanced Placement classes and graduated with a 3.95 GPA. In sports, she won 11 varsity letters competing in volleyball, basketball and track. She will attend Western Washington University and major in Kinesiology. In her application, she wrote, “I feel connected to every person who is part of the North Central family.”

2015 Scholarship Recipients

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Andrew vandine '15

Andrew is first recipient of the “Dennis P. Spurlock” scholarship. This year he was Captain of both NC’s Cross Country and Track teams. Next fall Andrew plans to compete in both sports at Montana State University, where he will major in Chemical Engineering. Carrying a 4.0 gpa at NC, he noted, “I have not forgotten that being a scholar comes first in the term scholar-athlete.”

Lysbeth neel '15

Lysbeth received the 2015 “Leonard G. Keeling” scholarship. A choir officer at NC, she was selected for the All-State Honor Choir twice. She also played on the school’s golf team for four years, serving as its Captain during her senior year. Her plans are to major in Musical Theatre at Columbia College in Chicago. Lysbeth’s ultimate goal is to “make it to Broadway and act for a living.”

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McKenzie Elliot

McKenzie elliot '15

McKenzie is a 3rd generation graduate of NC. A senior class valedictorian, she was Captain of the Cross Country team and a DECA officer. McKenzie is also a life-long Girl Scout. Next year she will major in GeoChemistry at Whitman College with an ultimate dream of becoming a Volcanic Researcher. “I look forward to the experiences of learning and traveling as a geologist,” she said.

Kaitlyn Garrison & Sarah Mullen

Kaitlyn garrison '15 & Sarah Mullen '15

Kaitlyn (left) is one of two recipients of the 2015 Calvin A. Lidstone Scholarship. Kaitlyn was a National Honor Society member and as a “Link Crew” leader helped to mentor incoming freshmen. In the fall, she will major in either elementary education or counseling at EWU. “I have loved every day I have attended North Central,” Kaitlyn explained, “and I appreciate all the staff has done to push me to excel in my education. I am honored to receive this scholarship.”

Sarah (right) is the other Lidstone Scholarship recipient for 2015. As a cheerleader for four years at NC, Sarah has been involved as a volunteer in many community charitable events. She also participated in North Central’s Early Childhood program for two years. Sarah will also attend Eastern in the fall to major in human physiology with the ultimate goal of becoming a nurse. “I know I have been given much and that much will be required of me,” she said. “I am indeed anxious, confident, and prepared to do it all.”