Congratulations to our 2020 recipients!
Marcus Edward Thordarson, Renton WA
Parent/Grandparent: William Thordarson Ancestry: Great grandmother and aunt were both Icelandic princesses and great grandmother was originally from Iceland.
School: Hazen H.S. GPA: 3.0
Accomplishments: Soccer and Basketball
Community Service: 21 hours of young life and basketball camps
Work experience: Subway and QFC
College: Will attend W.S.U.
Educational goals: Graduate college with 3.0 or better with a business degree
Long term goals: I want to work for a big company doing marketing and one day open a business
of my own.
Malin Baldey Margeirsdottir, Mill Creek WA
Parents: Margeir Reynisson & Elin Baldursdottir
Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.
High School: Henry M. Jackson H.S. GPA: 3.9
Special Honors and Academic Achievements:
I got awarded for good attendance (98% or higher). Also Student of the Month for September my Senior year.
Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in:
I participated in choir all throughout my high school career, along with a bit of acting. I was also a part of link crew which is a club that offers
assistance to incoming freshman and new students to the school.
Did garden work for my community 8 th – 10 th grade. Also worked at a nursing home for the last year or so.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend:
Currently attending Cascadia CC for my AA degree in integrated studies.
In the future, I would like to get into the computer engineering program that the University of Washington has to offer and from there get my bachelor’s degree.
Long term career goals:
My career goal for the future is to become a computer engineer and work for a
big company like Microsoft or Amazon. Ultimately, I would love to work a job that will make a difference
in the world. I love helping people and strive to make the world a better place.
Hrafnkell Ísar Tjörvason, Redmond WA
Parents: Tjörvi Hrafnkelsson & Kristbjörg Jónasdóttir Ancestry: Born and raised in Iceland and all ancestors are Icelandic.
High School: Lake Washington High School GPA: 3.4
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: AP World History. Varsity letter soccer.
Extracurricular activities: Soccer.
Community Service: Community work through soccer team.
Work experience: Camp ground supervisor 2018 & 2019.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington
Institute of Technology.
Educational goals: Engineering degree.
Long term career goals: Helping people.
Gianna Kristine Morella, Sammamish WA
Grandparents: Gary & Susan Atwood. Ancestry: Mom and grandma are members. Grandma is 100% Icelandic.
High School: Kennedy Catholic H.S. GPA: 3.5
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Honor Roll, college in the H.S. credits. Member of the
National Spanish Honors Society and V.P. of N.S.H.S. Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Gymnastics, leadership roles (leading school retreats), painting, Lacrosse and dance.
Community Service: New Orleans service trip with Habitat for Humanity. 6 years of community service
such as feeding the homeless with both my elementary and high schools.
Work experience: Administrative asst. and creative Brother’s landscape, asst paralegal at Bishop Law
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Washington State
Educational goals: Study psychology and become a psychiatrist.
Long term career goals: To become a psychiatrist.