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 Allison Reis

"A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts..."

Many would say running runs in my family; my sister has always been the most competitive runner, my brother has always been the one who didn't have to practice to be good, and then there was me. I've been running with my brother and sister for years, but I was always the outcast. I would go to cross country practice sporting my "I'd rather eat and throw than run and puke" t-shirt from track.. The number of times the words, "I hate running" has been spoken from my lips I couldn't honestly say, but the number would be rather large. I've never been the best at running, but I don't believe running should be about being the best; running is a mental sport that makes you push yourself till you finish.

A standard track meet usually goes something like this for me, we arrive at our location, and I check in for my three throwing events and try to get as many throws in before the 1500. I must then go up to the shot put, javelin or discus official and tell him or her I have to check out in order to go warm up and run the 1500. Now some officials have been able to hide their surprise well, but there's always the occasional official who give me the, you have got to be kidding me look, because everyone knows real throwers don't run distance events, right? But what the people who give me those looks don't understand is they have just given me motivation to prove them wrong. Rather than get discouraged by their stares, I just think my name is Allison Reis, I'm 5'7", I'm 150 pounds and I'm going to run as hard as I possibly can in order to prove to you I can do this.

I've never personally come in first in a track or cross country event, but I have won a race. The quote Steve Prefontaine said, "A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts..." is truly an inspiration for everyone, because even though I may not have come in first, I've made myself proud of what I've accomplished, because I've done what others thought I couldn't.