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Three of students from Anacortes were recently awarded $4,000 scholarships from Tesoro Corp., an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products headquartered in San Antonio. Takeo Nystrom, Andrea Spurling and Derek Vance were among 50 students nationwide to receive the scholarship. 

Below are the 2017 Tesoro Scholarship Program recipients from Anacortes and their collegiate status.

• Takeo Nystrom, Junior at the University of Portland
• Andrea Spurling, Freshman at Oregon State University
• Derek Vance, Freshman at the University of California: Los Angeles

This year, the Tesoro Scholarship Program awarded 50 new scholarships to students across the country, totaling $200,000, and renewed scholarships with 72 existing students. The program is in its fourth year and has donated $1,544,000 via 389 scholarships to date. 

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given


357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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