Scholarship Awardees

2016
Gabby Hobson
  North Bend High School
    Concordia University
2015
McKenzie Gauntz
  North Bend High School
    Western Oregon University
Nick Hossley
  North Bend High School
    Oregon State University
2014
Wyatt Cunningham
  North Bend High School
    Southern Oregon Univ.
Lindsay Devereux
  Marshfield High School
    Oregon Institute of Tech.
Noah Langlie
  North Bend High School
     Oregon State University
Mikena Shay
  North Bend High School
    Southwestern Oregon CC
2013
Levi Graber
  North Bend High School
     Oregon State University
Lauren McGowne
  Marshfield High School
    Southern Oregon Univ.
Tyler Wiprud
  Bandon High School
    Pacific Univ.
2012
Courtney Greif
  North Bend High School
    Southwestern Oregon CC
Eduardo (Eddie) Rodriguez
  Marshfield High School
    Oregon State University
2011
Allison Cook
  Coquille High School
    Western Oregon St. Univ.
Jake Lucero
  North Bend High School
    Southwestern Oregon CC
Alissa Miller
  Bandon High School
    Oregon State University
Allison Reis
  Marshfield High School
    Southwestern Oregon CC
Katelyn Romanko
  North Bend High School
    Univ. of Nevada, Reno
Samantha Sutherland
  Bandon High School
    Eastern Oregon St. Univ
2010
Andrew Davidson
  Marshfield High School
Rachel Ledig
  Bandon High School
Jana Sadler
  Marshfield High School
2009
Shelby Paulson
  Marshfield High School
    Oregon State University
Cole Scherer
  Bandon High School
2008
Jared Bassett
  Marshfield High School
    University of Portland
Jessianne Heley
  North Bend High School
    Eastern Oregon
Garren Hitner
  Myrtle Point High School
    Oregon State University
Spenser Lynass
  North Bend High School
    Colorado State University
Alison Worthen
  Marshfield High School
    Seattle Pacific University
2007
Hollie Lemerande
  Bandon High School
    Linfield College
Amber Wiley
  Marshfield High School
    Jacksonville State
2006
Annyika Corbett
  Myrtle Point High School
    Swarthmore College
Megan Hibner
  North Bend High School
    Oregon State University
Kassy Lynass
  North Bend High School
    Montana State University
Chris Platano
  Myrtle Point High School
    Willamette University
2005
Andrew Greif
  North Bend High School
    University of Oregon
Shawn Miller
  Marshfield High School
    Oregon Institute of Technology

An Essay by Jessianne Heley

"Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run." Prefontaine could not have said it any better, and many since have tried; yet failed. For that quote perfectly fits the raw beauty of running. It has acted as a proverb for all people who fancy themselves to be an avid member of any running community.

I could have chosen to be in choir, or band, or even taken art classes; however, growing up I simply enjoyed running around. Blame it on the Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder I was suffering from, but I just liked going to recess and running laps. Junior high and high school gym class, you could bet I was racing that warm-up lap on the track, or on those lucky days the mile everyone dreaded, yet I secretly enjoyed. Don't get me wrong, I loved finger painting and play dough, yet I never dreamed of becoming a Picasso. 1 was keeping my eye on the covers of all the running magazines readily available around my house. I could have spent hours fine-tuning a store bought canvas, but instead through my life I've spent hours fine-tuning my God given canvas- my running body.

My parents never went to see a dance performance or concert to watch me perform, but have attended more cross country races and track meets then they'd probably care to mention. Thankfully, they decided to support me in my choice: running. As my running has developed in the last few years, occasionally I manage to spot my family in the stands at a track meet, or by the finish line of a cross-country race. There I often see my father wiping his eyes before anyone could see his tears and my mom just letting the tears flow, knowing once she starts it takes awhile to stop those flood gates. It's after these moments that I know the art I've chosen to be part of is not only beautiful, but is full of love that could not be encapsulated in any other form.