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 Courtney Greif

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

There is no better feeling in the world than the way I feel immediately after
finishing a challenging cross country race. My breathing, heavy and in gasps, barely being able to stand up straight, the extreme exhaustion in my bones and muscles, and knowing, no matter what my time shows, that I gave my best effort throughout the entire race and finished leaving nothing else inside of me. To give anything less than that would be wasting everything that I had worked towards. As Steve Prefontaine once said, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Since sixth grade, when I first started running, I realized cross country was the sport for me, and I have been giving my absolute all, my heart and soul, to running ever since.

Having the ability and body type to be a runner is a gift from God that I wouldn't dare take for granted. I feel that in order to truly live up to my potential, I must work hard at all times, not only in meets and races. I am dedicated in the off season of cross country, and then push myself to my limit during the season. That feeling and emotion that runners get when they are crossing the finish line, is one that many do not understand. People will say that it's an awful sensation, but a true runner knows that it is the feeling of hard work that just paid off.

Lessons learned from running have helped me outside of the sport as well. It has transferred to my school work, as I have enrolled in numerous college classes during high school and always put forth my best effort in every course I take. The other benefit that comes from using this gift is the enjoyment of the people I run with and the places I get to see while running. My teammates in cross country and track are like a family to me, and I love spending time with my father when we run together. I would never want to sacrifice the gift of running, and I plan to use it to its fullest potential. For as long as I am physically able to be a runner, you will see me on the streets using the gift and giving my best.