Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Winners

Brittaney Olivia Millward, our 2018 Kaniksu/Coolin Lions’ Club $3500 Chuck Sterns Scholarship Winner, has shown perseverance and hard work throughout her life.  During her sophomore year Brittaney became very ill, was life flown to Seattle Children’s Hospital, diagnosed with liver failure, and received a liver transplant.  With the help of her siblings and parents she was able to recover. Because her goal was to graduate with her class, Brittaney did online classes while she was recovering in the hospital and extra classes during her junior and senior years.  

Brittaney has participated in many activities and leadership opportunities  during her high school years:  golf, soccer, art, drama, leadership, Idaho drug-free program.  She has been a class representative, Gear up vice president and president, and senior class president.  She spoke at graduation because of her senior class president leadership.  Brittaney has spent many volunteer hours in the community:  visiting the elderly, working at God’s Provision, a thrift store, and helping at the Priest River Animal Shelter.  

Her major career goal is to become a pediatric nurse or a 2nd grade teacher.  She wants to work with children whatever career path Brittaney chooses.  She plans to attend North Idaho College (NIC) in the Fall, 2018, to start work on her associate degree.  Depending on which career she decides to pursue she plans to transfer to Lewis & Clark State College for nursing or the University of Idaho for elementary education.  

Kaniksu/Coolin Lion’s Club is proud to be able to help Brittaney in starting her college career.


Colter J. Lee, our 2018 Kaniksu/Coolin Lions’ Club $2000 Dan Montgomery Scholarship Winner, was born in Sandpoint and has spent his entire life in Priest Lake.  Growing up he has been constantly reminded about how lucky he is to live here at the lake.  As he grew up with the freedom to roam the area, he thinks Priest Lake is stunningly beautiful with vast stretches of forests that Colter has had as his playground since he could barely walk.  He learned all about the different life that bloomed around the lake and what it meant to be part of an ecosystem.  It is that closeness to nature that sparked his interest in environmental sciences, biology, ecology, forestry, or even zoology.  Colter plans to attend Lewis & Clark State College and will probably study in the field of environmental science.  


Colter likes to spend his time usually on adventures:  he wants to look back, remembering new experiences, places and people he’s met along the way.  He likes to read and enjoys many kinds of music.  He has participated in track and field.  He spends time volunteering at a Vietnam War veteran’s house doing manual labor for him. He worked at Cavanaugh’s and the Inn at Priest Lake during the summers.  He also worked last summer at Priest River Lamanna High School refinishing the floors.  This summer Colter is working on a timber crew, spending his days outside seeing the forests and places around the lake, having another adventure where he grew up.


Kaniksu/Coolin Lion’s Club is proud to be able to help Colter in continuing his educational adventure. 



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