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“You can’t play the game if no one teaches you the rules,” a common quote heard from our President and Founder, Gary Arford. Education opens many doors, and it is important to the team at CWM that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop a foundation to make a difference in their own lives.

The Standout Student Awards shines a light on tremendous and inspiring young adults from the Puget Sound who are working not only toward academic excellence, but also those working to make a positive difference in the world around them. We hope to help provide these students with the recognition and opportunity to receive an education that will enable them to realize their full potential. Let’s give our students the tools to be successful and positive leaders for future generations. Nominate your Student »

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We Congratulate Sophie Knudson, the 2013-2014 Standout Student Award winner!2013-2014 standout student award winner grand prize

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, MyNorthwest.com, Comprehensive Wealth Management and the Rotary Club of Lynnwood honored Shorecrest High School Senior Sophie Knudson as the grand prize winner of a $10,000 scholarship as the "Standout Student of the Year."

Knudson was awarded the grand prize scholarship for her overall accomplishments in the classroom, the school and in the community. She stood out with leadership in the classroom with a 4.0 grade point average, her work in the community as the Washington state delegate to the Girls' World Forum, and her organization to help raise money for mosquito nets to help eradicate malaria for families in Kenya. Read more about Knudson's accomplishments.

The Standout Student Awards, a partnership with KIRO Radio, MyNorthwest.com, Comprehensive Wealth Management and the Rotary Club of Lynnwood, honored Western Washington students who stood out in the classroom, in school, and the community. Nine students were selected as monthly winners from September 2013 to May 2014. Each monthly winner received a $1,000 scholarship, was promoted on KIRO Radio and MyNorthwest.com, and was eligible for the grand prize of a $10,000 educational scholarship. The three grand prize finalists were selected by the general public through on-line voting at MyNorthwest.com from May 26-30, 2014. In turn, a Blue Ribbon Committee selected the grand prize winner, which was announced by Dave Ross, KIRO Radio Personality, on June 6, 2014.

"Our heartiest congratulations to Sophie and to her family," said Carl Gardner, VP/GM of Bonneville Seattle Media Group. "At KIRO we believe that every young person in our community has a spark of greatness within. Sophie is a terrific role model and inspiration to all of us, for the way she's turned her spark into a bright lantern. She has not only made the most of her education, she's also made a remarkable impact upon those around her. We can't wait to see what lies ahead in her life."

"Education drives prosperity and better lives. Our team at Comprehensive Wealth Management is very pleased to help support students who have shown themselves to be highly motivated, both academically and as good citizens," said Gary M. Arford, Founder of Comprehensive Wealth Management.

"The Rotary Club of Lynnwood is heavily involved in providing scholarships to deserving students so that they can pursue their educational goals," said Shilo M. Lockett, Youth Services Chair for the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. "The students we have seen from the Standout Student Awards are so impressive and the service they provide to their communities speaks to the very heart of Rotary as an organization - which is ultimately to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world."

Listen to the announcement on MyNorthwest.com »

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Standout Student Award Winners!
brook negussie standout student award winner
victoria raines standout student award winner
kevin staley standout student award winner
carolyn vander meulen standout student award winner
Sophie Knudson standout student award winner
Tiffany Coons standout student award winner
Haylee Rae Beltran standout student award winner Kyle Campbell standout student award winner
Taylan Swift standout student award winner


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