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 Noah Langlie

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

When I ran in my first race, I was in the fifth grade, I had never done a sport before, and I had no idea what I was doing. I decided to pick an event for which there was little competition, so I ran the 800m race for most of the meets. I had to walk for part of them, because I was slow and new. My transformation into a real athlete began at one of those races, where I was inspired by one of the sixth graders running the 1500m. The way that he ran with all he had during his race, and ended with his face deep red from exhaustion moved me inside. From that day on I discovered new meaning in my running. It was no longer about who was the fastest on the track, on the trail, on the field, or in the pool, it was now about learning where my limit was and figuring out how to push beyond it.

In recent years in track, I have learned what it takes to create the illusion that I am faster than others, but inside I know better. Everyone else has a chance at taking me down if they decide they want to badly enough, just like I know that I will always have a chance to beat those who at the moment are faster than I. Running, particularly in distance races, is more an exercise of the mind than the body.

For the first couple of years of my high school experience, I have been training on the school Cross Country and Track teams, but as my senior year of high school has proven to be far busier than previous years, I have been forced to train on my own. It has proven to be quite a challenge for me to stay focused on training, and has required far more of my longer term mental endurance, because there is no one to keep me on track. However, by winning my distance races so completely of my own initiative, I experience the far greater satisfaction that comes when a runner is willing to push himself to his very limit; something Pre himself, knew much about. Victory in a race really does depend more on guts than on physical ability.