Emily Meshke, daughter of Steve and Sandy Meshke, recently received a $5,000 scholarship from the Lower Columbia U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Association. This is an annual essay contest, and only one recipient is chosen nationwide.

Meshke is a 2011 graduate of Warrenton High School, and is majoring in marine biology at Oregon State University. She will use this scholarship for her junior year at OSU.