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Scott Abrahamson: a scholar and a daredevil


Leaping off one horse with his eye on his next mount as other racers and horses pound into the same area, Scott Abrahamson goes for a critical transition at an Okanogan County Fair race Sept. 9. - Scott Hunter photo

When his head isn't buried in an engineering textbook, Scott Abrahamson spends his time jumping from one bareback horse to another in races.

The 2016 Lake Roosevelt salutatorian, Abrahamson continues to excel at academics, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University, where he recently pulled a 3.8 grade-point average.

"All through school, he was pulling 4.0s," his mother, Gina Palmer said. "He's always been super smart. He was in the advanced classes."

Abrahamson grew up in Coulee Dam and attended school in the Grand Coulee Dam School District all his life...

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