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 Lauren McGowne

Success came easily during my 2010 and 2011 track seasons, but 2012 was disappointing. My jumps coach took a leave of absence and instead of believing in myself, pushing harder, and knowing that I could compete successfully, I lost the self-confidence needed to be competitive. I started getting weaker marks and felt as if I was letting everyone down. What I saw as failure created such pressure that I lost sight of the real reason I was there: my love of the sport and camaraderie of my teammates. I started my 2013 season in November with a fresh attitude and desire to believe in myself and the goals I had set. I put the memories of 2012 behind me and came in with a mindset that I will work as hard as I can at each and every practice, I will give 110% in each and every event I am competing in, and I will not sacrifice the gift. Because I am devoted to giving my best, I have started the season with faster times and better jumps than I thought imaginable. I have fallen in love again with the camaraderie and competition that track and field provides, all because I believe in my gift. The goals I once thought were lofty are within reach, and I am not going to settle for less. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" will motivate me through my final season of track and field at Marshfield as well as my next adventure at Southern Oregon University. I will give my best, I will reach my goals and I will be the best that I can be.