Growing bluegrass roots: North Bend's Sallal Grange offers student Wintergrass scholarship

The Sallal Grange in North Bend is accepting applications for a music scholarship to the Wintergrass Youth Academy and a four-day pass to the Wintergrass Music Festival.

The scholarship will be awarded to one Snoqualmie Valley student, from fourth to eighth grade, who lives in the Carnation, Fall City, Preston, Snoqualmie, North Bend or Snoqualmie Pass area.

Wintergrass Youth Academy, an award winning music program, is set for Feb. 23 and 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue ( It features internationally acclaimed musician and educator, Joe Craven, and top-notch educators from Washington, Oregon, California and Ohio. The program culminates with a student performance on Friday evening Feb. 24 on one of the main stages at the Wintergrass Music Festival. For more information, visit (

Students who want to apply must submit a short essay (one page) on why they should be awarded the scholarship. Essays must include the student's name, contact information, school, and grade, along with other information pertinent to the scholarship. Students are also advised, but not required, to include a letter of recommendation.

Send applications to the Sallal Grange & Community Hall, PO Box 1688, North Bend, WA 98045 or email to The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 10.

The Sallal Grange & Community Hall does various activities to benefit the community and local non-profit organizations. The Grange also hosts public events including a well-regarded open mic the first Friday of every month with a communal potluck beforehand, a family board game night the last Wednesday of every month, concerts throughout the year and lectures/presentations of various topics.

More information about the Sallal Grange & Community Hall is available on the web at


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