The Astoria Rotary Club serves crab dinner and whiskey crab soup at the Astoria Seafood and Wine Festival annually to raise money for local high school scholarships. This year, the club reached the goal of giving
$8,000 to both Astoria and Knappa high school students, which set a new record of giving for the club.
The following scholarship winners are students who demonstrated not only school achievement, but also met the club’s mission of “Service above Self.”
Knappa High School: Paris Vanderburg, $2,500.
Astoria High School: Matthew Grauff, $1,375; Sarah Lertora, $1,375; Meagan Schacher, $1,375; and Itsamar Benitez Irizarry, $1,375.
At the 2018 Astoria Seafood and Wine Festival, Astoria Rotary sold over 700 crab dinners and nearly 500 bowls of whiskey crab soup, which will fund an additional $2,000 in scholarships, a total of $10,000 for graduating seniors in 2019.
Rotary scholarship applications can be picked up at the of Astoria and Knappa high school guidance offices.