Devon Weaver and Emily Johnson were selected to receive a $500 Scholar Awards from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. They were both sponsored by Chapter FE of Astoria.

Weaver will be studying for a bachelor’s degree in nursing in the Linfield College program and Johnson is attending Oregon State University and studying for a degree in elementary education and art.

The P.E.O. Oregon Scholar Awards provide grants for tuition to women pursuing a degree at an accredited Oregon college or university.

Local P.E.O. Chapter FE recently elected new officers for 2013-14. They are Liz Knutsen, president; Laurie Dougherty, vice president; Mary Ann Hansen, recording secretary; Helene Fremstad, corresponding secretary; Susan Bartlett, treasurer; Sandy Van Meer, chaplain; and Judi McElroy, guard.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a philanthropic educational organization interested in bringing increased opportunities for higher education to women. There are approximately 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with nearly a quarter of a million active members.

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