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 Jana Sadler

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

As I get into position on the starting line, I feel as though I am a monster being unleashed to expose its furry to the world. But as the race begins and the first mile is too far away to ever remember, my fire begins to dwindle. It first starts in my lungs. My breathing becomes raspy as my lungs beg for the necessity that they are denied. I begin to imagine that this must be what a fish feels like. -Not only are they flopping around a hard, wooden dock with a hook in their mouth, but they are surrounded by an inaccessible plethora of oxygen. But I try to abolish this image from my mind and begin feeding off of the abundance of dying runners around me

As I get deeper into the second mile, my body begins to fight with my mind. Fatigue is beginning to take over my stiff body. My legs feel like Jell-O, a red swaying mess that could collapse at any moment. Then I begin to think more about Jell-O. It is so cold and delicious..., but then my stomach rips right through those thoughts, for I am now becoming nauseous. I have to start talking my way through the last mile, which I am sure was supposed to be over an hour ago. I fight the oxygen deprivation, fatigue, and nausea telling myself that it is almost over.

As I begin to approach the finish, I need it to be over. My lungs need to breathe for the first time in nineteen minutes, my legs need to collapse on the soft grass hill, and my stomach needs to rid itself of its contents. But something takes over. The world becomes silent, and I suddenly cannot feel anything. I cannot feel the pain, my aching body or the nausea. My mind kicks back into gear, and it tells my legs to start working. My arms begin pumping, my head begins to sway from side to side, and my shoulders rise up towards my head from exhaustion. I feel as though I am just running in place, for the finish line never seems to get closer. But suddenly it is coming right at me faster than ever, and right when I think that I cannot move another step, it is over.

No matter how badly I want to stop, no matter how badly something hurts, I know that I cannot do it. I would be letting my teammates down, and I would be letting myself down. Whenever I feel that my whole world is going to crash down at any moment, I remind myself that quitting now would sacrifice something even greater.