Sandi Sutton-Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

The Sandi Sutton-Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce presents this scholarship in memory of Sandi Sutton Wasmund, a 1982 Tahoma High School graduate, who became a community and business leader in Maple Valley.

Sandi loved her family, supported education, advocated for local businesses and gave back generously to her community through service and leadership.

Sandi believed in hard work, integrity and ingenuity. She valued people who did the best they could and was always willing to offer a hand to those who were struggling.

Sandi’s untimely death has inspired others to keep her spirit alive by encouraging and assisting young people with values and goals similar to hers. When Sandi decided to get involved in something, she brought a “can-do” attitude, enthusiasm and total commitment to achieving her goal.

She was a leader who was always willing to work collaboratively with others, and also embraced the notion of take it, leave it, or change it. Sandi was proud of her community and worked tirelessly to make it a better place.

Sandi's family personally chose the scholarship recipients; their applications touched their hearts in some way. Due to the generosity of many of our members, and the scholarship sponsors, All Service Plumbing & Contracting and Junior Junction Day School, we are able to award $1,000 scholarships to Tahoma High School graduating seniors.

We think that all our scholarship recipients have what it takes to pursue their dreams with the vigor and joy that Sandi possessed. We think Sandi would be pleased with your accomplishments so far and very excited about your future plans. Congratulations!”

2017 Recipients:

  • Alexis Dress-Moran
  • Andrew Mason
  • Ayalew Wolela
  • Riley Bontempo
  • Savannah Phelps-Chu

2016 Recipients:

  • Josh Coy
  • Jordan Smith
  • Ruby Peters
  • Rebecca Holtz
  • Elizabeth Duggan

2015 Recipients:

  • Alex Tift
  • Mason Blair
  • Kendall Walley
  • Cassandra Mann

2014 Recipients:

  • Chloe Johnson
  • Allegra Sundstrom
  • Morgan Engelhardt
  • Alyssa Schnell
  • Madeline Dennis

2013 Recipient; the first Sandi Sutton Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

  • Taylor Reed

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American Cancer Society

Volunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley

Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley, WA  -The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Black Diamond, Covington, and Maple Valley to be a part of the annual Relay For Life event scheduled for May 20th, 2017. Community volunteers lead and organize each local event with the support of Society staff. From assisting with planning the annual event to taking part the day-of, there are various volunteer opportunities for interested community members.

Interested community members are welcome to 2017 Event Lead, Jenene Wilmoth, via email at

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals come together at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team participates in raising funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer. Our local event takes place at Cedar Heights Middle School starting at 11am and ending at 11pm.

"The Relay For Life movement is all about our community uniting to finish the fight against cancer," said Jenene Wilmoth, Event Lead. "We rely on the support of volunteers to help make the Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley event a success.”