Three Centralia College Students Named to 2021 All-Washington Academic Team


Three students from Centralia College have been named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team, the college announced late last week.

The students were recognized at the May 13 meeting of the Centralia College Board of Trustees, according to a college news release. They also received a $500 scholarship and are eligible for additional transfer scholarships from in-state universities.

Students Jay Caird, Susan Clark and Benjamin Corwin were the Centralia students named to the team.

Caird, 18, is a Running Start student and current W.F. West High School student. He is the president of Centralia College’s Phi Theta Kappa honors college chapter and also serves as chapter president of his high school’s Future Farmers of America program.

He currently tutors math students at his former middle school and his goal is to transfer to Whitworth University this fall to pursue a career as a doctor.

Clark, 41, is currently finishing her degree in accounting with plans to work in the field after graduation. She was motivated to go back to school after overcoming breast cancer. A mother of two special needs children, the news release says, she wanted a stable career for her family.

Corwin, 19, is a former Eagle Scout and currently helps his local chapter, in addition to being a volunteer Search and Rescue member.

He is the vice president of Phi Theta Kappa and is a member of the Students for Life Club. He plans on studying criminal forensics at the University of Washington this fall with a goal of working in the state crime lab.