Sandi Sutton-Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

The Sandi Sutton-Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce presents this scholarship in memory of Sandi Sutton Wasmund, a 1982 Tahoma High School graduate, who became a community and business leader in Maple Valley.

Sandi loved her family, supported education, advocated for local businesses and gave back generously to her community through service and leadership.

Sandi believed in hard work, integrity and ingenuity. She valued people who did the best they could and was always willing to offer a hand to those who were struggling.

Sandi’s untimely death has inspired others to keep her spirit alive by encouraging and assisting young people with values and goals similar to hers. When Sandi decided to get involved in something, she brought a “can-do” attitude, enthusiasm and total commitment to achieving her goal.

She was a leader who was always willing to work collaboratively with others, and also embraced the notion of take it, leave it, or change it. Sandi was proud of her community and worked tirelessly to make it a better place.

Sandi's family personally chose the scholarship recipients; their applications touched their hearts in some way. Due to the generosity of many of our members, and the scholarship sponsors, All Service Plumbing & Contracting and Junior Junction Day School, we are able to award $1,000 scholarships to Tahoma High School graduating seniors.

We think that all our scholarship recipients have what it takes to pursue their dreams with the vigor and joy that Sandi possessed. We think Sandi would be pleased with your accomplishments so far and very excited about your future plans. Congratulations!”

2017 Recipients:

  • Alexis Dress-Moran
  • Andrew Mason
  • Ayalew Wolela
  • Riley Bontempo
  • Savannah Phelps-Chu

2016 Recipients:

  • Josh Coy
  • Jordan Smith
  • Ruby Peters
  • Rebecca Holtz
  • Elizabeth Duggan

2015 Recipients:

  • Alex Tift
  • Mason Blair
  • Kendall Walley
  • Cassandra Mann

2014 Recipients:

  • Chloe Johnson
  • Allegra Sundstrom
  • Morgan Engelhardt
  • Alyssa Schnell
  • Madeline Dennis

2013 Recipient; the first Sandi Sutton Wasmund Memorial Scholarship

  • Taylor Reed

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Member Specials

Maple Valley Creative Arts Council
A new perk of annual MVCAC sponsorship!

MVCAC sponsors now have an opportunity to offer our members a special discount throughout the year. In return, we'll list your business as a partner on our website, showcase your business on our social media accounts, and promote your support our members and contacts. Annual MVCAC sponsorship starts as low as $250 and provides visibility at key community events such as Maple Valley Idol, Jr., annual Arts Fest is association with Maple Valley Days, and Paint By Tunnels.

Go to to join.

For more information, contact Executive Director Brenda Chrystie at 206-919-7452 (cell).