Auburn Mountainview student Pedro Martinez has been awarded the prestigious Act Six Scholarship. He will use this four-year, full-ride scholarship to attend Gonzaga University. Of more than 1,000 applicants, only 106 seniors were selected to receive this scholarship. Martin is one of two Auburn School District students to earn an Act Six Scholarship.
The Act Six Scholarship is given to students who prove their commitment to being leaders on campus and in their communities. A thirst for knowledge and eagerness to foster intercultural relationships are also key traits to being selected. Act Six Scholarship winners must also be able to think out of the box and be willing to step out of their comfort zones.
Martinez is an active member of the community, participating in the AMHS Multicultural Club and the Multicultural Club based in Auburn. He is also involved with his Church, St. Philomena Catholic Church in Des Moines, WA.
Looking to his college education, Martinez will be majoring in Accounting with a Minor in Finance. As a running start member in both his junior and senior years, Martinez already has a taste of what college courses are like. He intends to return to the community post-graduation and is considering a career in auditing. Martinez chose Gonzaga University because he loves the campus and the overall “vibe of the school,” said Martinez.
The second oldest of five siblings, Martinez’s brother was also a recipient of the Act Six Scholarship. After graduating from Federal Way High School, he went on to attend Whitworth College and graduated in 2017. Neither of Martinez’s parents attended college.