North Kitsap graduation gets second $10,000 scholarship

BELLINGHAM — Timothy “TJ” French recently received a $10,000 Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship for the second year in a row.

French is a senior at Western Washington University enrolled in the School of Education. He is on track to do his student teaching winter and spring quarters of 2012-13, according to his father.

French was on the Dean’s List for a 4.0 GPA spring quarter of the 2010-11 school year. He is a graduate of North Kitsap High School. French also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Washington State Coaches Association, which is given to children of members who are heading into student teaching.

French is the son of Tim French, an English teacher and head coach of the volleyball and girls basketball teams at North Kitsap High School.

The Noyce scholarship is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It “seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors ... to become K-12 math and science teachers.”

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