First Annual Scholarship Winner!
The Puyallup Historical Society at Meeker Mansion is pleased to award the first annual Robert Minnich Memorial Scholarship totaling $500.00 to Breanna Lightbody of Emerald Ridge High School. After a district-wide search, Breanna’s academic achievement, dedication to her global community, and future wish to continue to share the story of the past made her a standout candidate. Breanna, as a freshman, will be attending Pacific Lutheran University in the fall of 2018 to pursue a degree in history.
For those of you unable to meet Bob, the Robert Minnich Memorial Scholarship was created by his family after the sudden passing of Robert almost a year ago. Bob was passionate about tree planting, so many of the trees that line Puyallup city streets were planted by Bob’s efforts. It is through this passion that Bob became involved with the Meeker Mansion, even serving as president of the Puyallup Historical Society for 20 years. He had a deep love for all history, especially the local history of the Puyallup Valley. He led many school groups over the years on history tours downtown, as well as through the Meeker Mansion. He is missed by all who knew him every day.
In his memory, the Puyallup Historical Society is honored to find such a worthy candidate as Breanna. We wish her luck as she heads to Pacific Lutheran University next fall and success in achieving her dreams.