Two 2012 Grant County graduates are among those awarded $500 scholarships from Bank of Eastern Oregon.
Kieley Williams, from Prairie City High School, was active in track and field, volleyball, and basketball. She was an FFA member, who earned academic awards in Spanish, language arts, weights and conditioning, honor roll, and social studies. Williams plans to attend the University of Idaho to study animal science.
Hana Cooper, from Monument High School, was active in student body, FFA and 4-H. In FFA, she entered several competitions, and held officer positions of president and vice president. Her academic awards included honor roll, math, English, history, principals award and presidents academic award. Cooper is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, has participated in 4-H horse competitions, and exhibited market steers at the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. Her volunteer work included organizing a banquet and helping with the Cavender Pond clean-up.
Cooper plans to attend Eastern Oregon University to major in accounting, and minor in agri-business.
BEO awarded 20 scholarships in this, its twentieth year of the Agricultural/Business Scholarship Program. The bank has given away over $96,000 to date.