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Sandy students win scholarship monies

Rhododendron's Margeaux Berroth, a star water polo player and swimmer at Sandy High School, was one of seven high school seniors to receive scholarship monies Tuesday, Mar. 13 at the Gresham Elks Lodge.

Berroth received $1,700 as the recipient of the Sally Lamm Scholarship which is awarded for strong leadership and academic showing.

'It was nice,' Berroth said. 'And it was nice that the presentation recognized me - not as just an athlete - because I do a lot more than that. I was just really happy to have someone be aware of that.'

Berroth - who has compiled a 3.94 grade point average in high school - is in the process of selecting a college. She is leaning toward an East Coast school and is considering a major in international relations.

In addition to a stellar four-year water polo and swimming career at Sandy, Berroth has been a member of the Eastside Water Polo Club and is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Zone Team in water polo.

She is currently considering Brown University, Wagner College, Hartwick College, the University of Redlands and Pomona-Pitzer in California.

Also winning for Sandy: William L'Hommedieu - a soccer player and tennis player at Sandy - won first place in the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (male category) and was awarded $1,000. And Sandy's Jesse Phillips won $500 and third-place honors in the Most Valuable Student Scholarship (male category).

'I think it was the first time in a really long time that this many Sandy kids have won,' Berroth said. 'I was pretty excited - I've known Will since I was really little. He and I grew up together.'