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 Mikena Shay

Every dedicated athlete wants to be successful, and that characteristic also shows up in their every day lives. However, success doesn't come easy. Being an athlete myself, I believe you must always give your very best in order to receive the success you seek. Therefore, Steve Prefontaine's quote, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift", are words that I live by as my motivation to be successful in my daily training, my competitions, and my every day living.

In my early years of athletics, I competed for fun and to learn about the sport. As I became older and more experienced, I found that it was in my heart to be a competitive, successful athlete. My drive to become successful grows stronger and stronger as the weeks of training go on every season. With this growing drive, Prefontaine's quote means more and more to me.

Pushing myself to be the best I can be has become a habit. I focus and work towards my goals every day during practice and in competitions, as well as in general daily activities. I always strive for success in academics because it is also important to me to be successful off the track. I believe the meaning of Prefontaine's quote isn't just about athletics. It is about striving for success and giving your best in every aspect of life, then receiving the rewards for your actions.

Striving to be successful comes from within; you must have the motivation and drive in your heart to run that extra mile, or study that extra fifteen minutes. Whether I am sprinting down the track or dribbling down the soccer field, I am always pushing to give more. To give less than my best, means I would sacrifice earning the reward I worked so hard for. It takes dedication and desire to be successful, as well as the will to take advantage of the skills you have learned from hours of training; therefore, appreciating the gift you will earn.