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

Running and Beauty

An Essay by Andrew Davidson

Any great artist, novelist, or composer will spend hours upon days creating the masterpiece they are devoutly passionate about. I too spend a comparable amount of time, energy, and compassion creating the masterpiece and achieving the goals I have set for myself and those around me. However, I am no artist, novelist, or composer. I am a runner.

For me, Steve Prefontaine's quote "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run," expresses exactly how I created something I believe is beautiful out of the sports of Cross Country and Track and Field.
Through the course of my high school career I feel that I accomplished great feats. I gone from a chubby freshman that barely made it onto the varsity team to becoming cross country and track field captain, leading the men's cross country team to state for the first time since 1999. However, the beauty of my progress did not lie within the amount that t have achieved, rather, the development and character, values, and leadership I have gained through running almost every day.

When I started my freshman year, I was an individual with little ability, discipline, patience, or direction. However, with the mentorship of my coach, Doug Landrum, I was given direction and a sense of what I needed to accomplish. Landrum helped take the first step in the right direction. He actively encouraged me to come to practice every day and put forth a consistent, honest effort which pushed me dedicate myself to running. Through the course of that season I developed a truly concrete value for hard work and determination. I learned patience when result did not come quickly or easily which seemed defeating at first but after a while I learned that when given time, work will pay off. I took that patience and apply it to school, home, and life in general. I found that patience greatly improved my ability to deal with others and maintain determination and discipline in wind of difficult situations. Exhibiting my determination, strong work ethic, and patience in daily practice earned me the position of team captain my junior year. As captain I significantly advanced my skills of communication and collaboration leading the team in warm ups and competition.

The personal progress the sport of running has allowed me to have has left and will continue to leave a lasting effect on my life. This, I believe, is what has made what I have created of myself in running beautiful.