Montesano School District

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grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

Larry Quinn Memorial Scholarship


 Larry Quinn was a 1984 graduate of Montesano High School. He was a member of the 1983 state championship football team, as well as the basketball and track and field teams. In 2007, he was inducted into the Montesano High School Hall of Fame. Larry was a loving husband to his best friend, Renee, and an exceptional father and role model to his three children – Lyndsy, Hannah and Noah. In addition to husband and dad, Larry served as a coach, mentor and source of inspiration to hundreds of kids across Grays Harbor.

 Larry was never the biggest, strongest or fastest athlete, but he worked hard and improved every single day. He never wasted a moment in the gym or on the field. Likewise, Larry worked hard in the classroom, went to college and served as a project Manager at Lakeside Industries for 25 years. 

 An example of leadership and self-sacrifice, Larry was the person you would always want to be on your team. 

 A champion for the underdog and the little guy, Larry spent extra time with the student-athletes who might otherwise be left behind or over-looked. Larry wanted every child to succeed. As a result, the teams he coached were not just highly successful in the win-loss column, but were a model of teamwork and successful collaboration. 

 The Larry Quinn Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize a student or students who exemplify the qualities and spirit Larry possessed. There are no formal requirements to apply, as Larry would've wanted it, rather a commitment to improvement and dedication to personal growth and success. 

To apply, please send a one-page personal narrative highlighting how you have and will use Larry’s model of hustle and hard work in your past and future endeavors to  The award winner will be announced at the Montesano High School Senior Awards Ceremony.