Bob and Eva Aiken were born in Hoquiam and graduated from HHS in 1939 and 1941 respectively. He was a member of Hoquiam’s state championship basketball team. She was a Hoquiam song queen (cheerleader).
The couple loved their hometown and Grays Harbor. They spent their lifetimes trying to make things better here. Bob served a decade on the Hoquiam school board, finding ways to build and pay for a new high school and a new Lincoln School. He served as a Grays Harbor Port Commissioner, was on the Grays Harbor Community Foundation board, and was a leader of the Hoquiam Lions Club. For 65 years, Eva was an active member of the philanthropic organization PEO, dedicated to the education and advancement of women.
Bob and Eva’s friends and family have established this scholarship to honor them, and to continue their contribution to the community. We hope the recipients of this award will be inspired to emulate their work.