A Washington High School student has been awarded the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. Lauren Carter was one of 302 recipients of 1,961 applicants selected based on leadership, activities, community service and academics. Carter graduated yesterday with the Washington High School class of 2013. The scholarship is for $2,500. The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded in 1869 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.