Come meet our Scholars and celebrate these remarkable students and all they have accomplished. Hear about our new initiatives to help our students achieve success in attaining their educational goals.
The mission of Palmer Scholars is to increase the number of low-income students of color from Pierce County who graduate from a post-secondary degree program.
• Palmer Scholars and their families
• Board Members
• Community members
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Sally Bose, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.orgSPONSORSHIP LEVELS
8th ANNUAL STAND UP & CHEER LUNCHEON
Tuesday, April 23th, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, Tacoma, WA
Join us on Tuesday April 23, 2019 for our 8th annual STAND UP & CHEER Luncheon as Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal delivers a powerful keynote address on the importance of serving the “whole child” and the critical role Palmer Scholars plays in ensuring some of our most marginalized students have access to a post-secondary education.
Chris Reykdal was born and raised in Snohomish, Washington as the youngest of eight children. He has served as a high school history teacher, local school board member, state legislator, and budget and policy executive for our state’s community and technical college system. Chris has dedicated his entire career to public education, and he is currently serving in his first term as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Chris and his wife, Kim, live in historic Tumwater with their two children, Carter and Kennedy.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in social studies, ageology minor, and a teaching certificate. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. In his role as the State Superintendent, Chris also serves on the State Board of Education, Workforce Training and Education Board, and the State Board of Natural Resources.
Chris leads a team at OSPI that is working hard to open multiple pathways to high school graduation including expanded technical education opportunities.
All funds raised go to directly serving our Scholars and help with college readiness training, mentoring, career preparation, community service programs, and scholarship. We are grateful for our 2018 sponsors and look forward to having you join us in celebrating our 35th anniversary!
Stand Up and Cheer is vital to supporting the mission of Palmer Scholars. Having an education is truly something to Stand Up and Cheer about - for both the student and the community that will ultimately benefit from a well-educated work force. We are so grateful for the generous support of our community. Thank you again for helping us Create Hope and Opportunity through Education!