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 Eduardo (Eddie) Rodriguez

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift" - Steve Prefontaine

These words echo through my head like the constant breath I take every time I run. Prefontaine fueled a community and an entire nation with his love of running. His passion for running propelled him into success and he inspired thousands of athletes to do the same. I am one of those runners who have been inspired.

As a Marshfield Pirate I have learned what an impact Prefontaine has had on our school and our community. Over the years Marshfield Cross Country and Track have embodied that very quote. As captain of both the cross country and the track team I really admire what Prefontaine left behind. His legacy helps me to create my own idea of what sacrifice means. With my own experience of sacrifice, I have done everything in my power to help Marshfield and the community keep Prefontaine's memory alive.

As an athlete I have put my heart into both programs. When I toe the line for either a cross country or track race I keep these words in mind. I am representing Marshfield every time I race just like Prefontaine did and I know every time he suited up with the Marshfield uniform he did not sacrifice his gift. I have done the same thanks to what his legacy left behind. I am truly honored to be a Marshfield Pirate. Prefontaine's memory lives on in my heart and the hearts of others.

I want to leave Marshfield having made a difference similar too the way Prefontaine did. With my head held high, I thank an entire community and school for what they have provided me with. I believe we all have a gift in life. Prefontaine's gift was his passion for running which made him a hero for many. I believe my gift during my high school years has been living up to what Prefontaine left behind. It is our duty as "Pre's people" to continue to add to the legacy because we cannot give anything less than our best. Prefontaine lives forever and his legacy will continue to grow because just as others taught me I have taught others of what Prefontaine means when he said "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift".