Each year, the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce hosts the Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon where the top 25 students from Centralia High School and WF West High School are honored.

In 2017, Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno was the keynote where Centralia High School senior Cheyllyn Collinsworth was a recipient. Tragically, shortly after the event Cheyllyn was killed in a automobile collision on the way home from work by a driver under the influence.

Debra Collinsworth and Bob Calvert at the 2018 Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon.

In his address to the students, keynote speaker Peter Abbarno said “Education is the building block for any community. Graduation is not the end or beginning. Life is a series of chapters in a book.

At this point, one chapter is closing and another one is beginning for the students, he said.  As the seniors head out into the world, they were encouraged to come back to the area to better the community they were raised in or go out and settle in a new community and work to benefit their neighbors. ” Read more in the Chronicle.

In 2018, in honor of Cheyllyn, Althauser Rayan Abbarno and the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of a scholarship in Cheyllyn’s name.  Apply for the Cheylynn Collinsworth Scholarship.

Our hearts and prayers continue to go out to this amazing family.

Peter Abbarno speaking at the 2017 Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon

Thank you Deb Celentano Collinsworth and Bob Calvert for being a part of this event and allowing us to be a part of your family and establish a scholarship in Cheyllyn’s memory.

Interested students can apply for the 2019 Cheylynn Collinsworth Scholarship. 

The 2019 Rob Fuller Scholarship Luncheon on May 16th at the Great Wolf Lodge in Rochester, WA.  Scholarships will need to be turned in to the chamber office by 5:00 pm or postmarked by May 3rd, 2019 to be considered.

To view all the available scholarships available through the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, visit Chamberway.com