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 Samantha Sutherland



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


At the moment I crossed the finish line after months of grueling two-a-days training, I cried. When I saw my time and place, I cried harder. This was the single most memorable race of my career. It was just another Saturday meet at a seasonal course, which week was the last of our two-a-days and Sunday Mountain Runs. This was my last open meet of my senior season, before districts. I had worked for months for the next race and today seemed like we won a championship.

On this particular day it would have been my grandfather's eighty fifth birthday, I dedicated that race to him. He always told me to do your best and it will get you where you want to go, and I did. That day I cried because I ran a personal best and placed first for my team, and I made my grandfather proud. The course that day was the toughest one we had to run that year, over two miles straight up agonizing hills, pure pavement and chilling weather.

That day I didn't race to be the fastest, I raced myself to the finish. To be the one who had the most heart, the most drive and as Pre would say the most guts. I may have lost that race but I cried because I was the winner. I was the winner of the most heart, most drive and the most guts in that race. That day was worth more than first place.