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

To Give Anything Less Than Your Best Is To Sacrifice The Gift'

An Essay by Nick Hossley

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." I take this to mean more than just about one's own gifts, dedication, and training, but about the responsibilities that each athlete has to their teammates, team, school, and the opportunities they have been given to be where they are. For the past four years I have had the privilege to participate in cross country and track. These sports have been more than amazing experiences for me. I have met many great runners and have created strong friendships with my teammates. We are dedicated to each other and the team. Every day and every race we give everything we have. We don't want to sacrifice anything to hurt ourselves and each other. Steve Prefontaine's quote holds true to us, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"; we continue to give everything, trying to exceed our limitations and not give up what we have worked so hard for.

Since being elected captain of both the cross country and track teams back in my junior year, I have come to see Steve's quote in a new light. Being captain I have a duty to serve and be an example for my teammates. My gift of being a leader cannot be sacrificed for any reason. I am committed to the gift I have been given. The gift of leadership comes with choosing to have a positive attitude in every practice and meet no matter the circumstance. I have been honored to be put in a leadership position where I am to live out everyday a diligent work ethic in practice, meets, school, and maintain a life of integrity to represent what our North Bend High School cross country and track athletes/teams are supposed to live out; to sacrifice that would hurt my teammates and team.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." I take this to mean more than just about one's own gifts, but the 'gift' is of responsibilities, opportunities of leadership, and team ship. This quote and what it means to me doesn't only apply to my high school life, but will be taken with me to college and help me in participating in community service, outdoor, and running clubs. Steve's quote will dwell in me where ever I go, and I will share it with others around me.