The Willie Stewart Award was created to honor the decades of work and service of Willie Stewart. A retired educator and leader in our community, Willie has been integral to the vitality of Palmer Scholars. Willie served as a Board member for many years and continues to this day to serve as an Emeritus Board member. This award is given to a deserving young black male from a high school in the Tacoma Public School district. Recipients receive $5,000 in scholarship funding for each year of their undergraduate education. This year’s Willie Stewart Award recipient is Brandon Lee.
Brandon Lee is soon to be a 2020 graduate of Stadium High School. Ben is a great lover of music, actively involved throughout his high school career in the choir, band, wind ensemble and participating in various school plays and musicals. Brandon plays the alto sax, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, and a little French horn. He has also been involved in the National Honor Society, swimming, and Math Club. Brandon is headed to Ohio after college to attend the University of Dayton where he plans to study computer and audio engineering.
This post was sponsored by Willie Stewart.