Wallace, Weigum earn Elks awards
JOHN DAY - Lisa C. Weigum, daughter of Susan Pearce of John Day, has been selected as the first-place winner of the annual John Day Elks Lodge scholarship award.
Weigum will receive $2,000, payable in two increments of $1,000 each, for the school years 2003-04 and 2004-05.
She plans to attend Central Oregon Community College and OSU Cascades where she will study psychology and counseling.
During high school, Weigum was active in student government, athletics and numerous extra-curricular activities.
This year, she served as Grant Union student body president.
Timothy S. Wallace, son of Marilyn Wallace of Canyon City, was awarded $1,000 as the runner-up in the Elks Lodge scholarship.
He will receive two payments of $500 each for the next two school years.
Wallace will be attending the University of Oregon to pursue a career in photojournalism.
At Grant Union High School, he earned co-salutatorian honors and has been very active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Wallace is presently serving with the Pendleton Unit of the Army National Guard one weekend per month.
Kienzle wins Chamber award
JOHN DAY - For 2003, the Grant County Chamber of Commerce awarded a $500 scholarship to Mary Kienzle of Grant Union High School.
Kienzle plans on attending Eastern Oregon University, majoring in music and theater. She is the daughter of Louise and Jamie Kienzle of John Day.
Farm Bureau honors PC youth
BEAR VALLEY - The Grant County Farm Bureau has awarded scholarships to three Prairie City High School graduating seniors.
Ariel Winegar, son of Fred and Wanda Winegar, received a $750 scholarship. He plans to attend Eastern Oregon University with studies in agricultural education.
"I can't wait to attend college to learn all I need to become the advisor and leader that will help teach and inform Grant County students of the importance to nurture and protect our future natural resources," he said.
Regina Wicks, daughter of Doug Wicks and Celeste Isaac, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to study wildlife at Treasure Valley Community College. In her scholarship application, Regina wrote, "People need to be educated about the proper techniques of resource management and see for themselves what a healthy forest looks like. This way people's current needs can be met while providing enhanced resources for future generations to come."
Tyler Waggoner, son of Ronnie and Carol Waggoner, also received a $500 scholarship. Tyler is registered and accepted at the University of Idaho and will be studying agricultural education. In his application, Tyler wrote, "I am proud that my family background is in logging and ranching. I look forward to combining my desire to teach, my love of the agricultural field and plan to return to Grant County to teach upon receiving my degree in agricultural education."
Charlene Morris, Grant County Farm Bureau member, presented the scholarships at the Prairie City commencement ceremony. "We are pleased to award these scholarships to three such fine young people," Morris said. "Helping the young people of Grant County to further their education is one of the best investments we can make. It not only benefits the recipients, but the future of agriculture in Grant County as well."
Farm Bureau salutes Keerins
CORVALLIS - Emily Keerins of Canyon City has been awarded the $1,000 Babe Coe Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her 4-H achievements.
The scholarship is intended to encourage outstanding 4-H members to pursue further education and is presented in memory of Beverly "Babe" Coe, a longtime Wasco County 4-H leader.
In high school, Keerins participated in Future Farmers of America and Future Business Leaders of America. For nine years she has been active in 4-H, focusing on animal science, conservation and leadership. She served as the Grant County representative to the Oregon 4-H Ambassadors program and served two years as a member of Oregon's 4-H state ambassadors group, which travels to several special 4-H events throughout the country.
Keerins, a 2003 graduate of Grant Union High School, plans to attend Eastern Oregon University where she will study elementary education. She is the daughter of Mike and Joanne Keerins of Izee.
Lion's scholarship goes unclaimed
JOHN DAY - The John Day-Canyon City Lion's Club reports that the club received no applicants for the annual scholarship offered.
The $1,000 scholarship was available to high school seniors with applications available from high school counselors, but no applications were received by the deadline of April 15.
A club representative mentioned that the scholarship will be available again next year, and the club hopes to receive requests.
Students receive awards at MVMS
MT. VERNON - Fourth nine-week awards were presented June 9 to the eighth-graders at the Eighth Grade Promotion Assembly, and June 10 to the sixth and seventh graders at Mt. Vernon Middle School.
The following students received Citizenship awards: Jesse Baker, Alex Bremner, Chad Finley, Kristin Goin, Vanessa Holmstrom, Joey Kowing, Danielle Barry, Jamie Cernazanu, Amanda Gill, Robin Herrera, Skye Manderscheid, Zane Mullin, Justin Sheffel,Kaitlin Andrews, Tilli Armstrong, Mandy Berry, Caitlin Bullock, Shilo Burton, Chance Ferguson, Brittany Gilliam, John McLerran, Kerry Randall, Caleb Sturgill, Zach DeRosier, Ben Dieker, Mara Hamman, Samantha Hill, Jessica Hutchison, Kendra Joslin, Kiersten Kowing, Sheilah Mezzo, Sasha Schaefer, Justin Wilson for eighth grade; Hunter Born, Kim Dorsey, Jacob Lallatin, Otilia Pang, Mallory Steelman-Thomas, Robert Ledgerwood, Rebecca Locke, Michael Montague, Noel Nelson, Krista Qual, Katherine Ridings, Jamie Rix, Melissa Wagner-McVane, SarahBeth Young, Alex Camacho, Mindy Dehiya, Randy Dowdy, Joey Herrera, Katie Michaud, Tyler Roberts, and Lisa Bennett in seventh grade; Alexander Andrews, Lindsay Bullock, Parker Burton, Kelly Coxen, Ashley Essex, La-Shawnda Gill, Savannah Kowing, Leanna Reasoner, Nathan Roy, Josh Shaffer, Brennon Witty, Kayla Barrietua, Crystal Bond, Kristina Hansen, Sharon Houpt, Dustin Lippert, Jenna Moulton, Katelyn Page, Nikkita Polley, Clell Schaefer, William Sevey, Cash Wenick, Brett Alley, Chanel Brazil, Taylor Croghan, Dolan Crompton, Tineeka Fletcher, Megan Gilliam, Emily Johns, Shyla Marciel, Charles McNeil, Megan Nash, Jonna Porter, Austin Ranft, Shahaylie Smarr, Caye Stokes, Lacey Stonerod-Pereira, Cody Thomas, Nathan Wunz, and Shoni Wyllie, from sixth grade.
Kiwanis awards went to eighth-grader Zach DeRosier, seventh-grader Jacob Lallatin and sixth-grader Kristina Hansen. They each received a $5 gift certificate from Uffda Bookshop. This is the highest award given each quarter and goes to an outstanding boy and girl in each grade, selected by the staff for their attitude toward staff and students, attendance, grades, being a responsible student and citizen.
Perfect Attendance for the Year awards went to Nathan Roy, Shahaylie Smarr, Brad Arnett, Danielle Barry, Kevin Brown, Shilo Burton, Brian Gentis, Taylor Myers, Kerry Randall and Brent Tussing.
Fourth nine-week Perfect Attendance awards went to: Amanda Buckhaults, Matthew Elliott, Kristina Hansen, Sharon Houpt, Tyler Houston, Emily Johns, Savannah Kowing, Dustin Lippert, Cole Maley, Charles McNeil, Lincoln Mosier, Jonna Porter, Stephaine Randall, Austin Ranft, Nathan Roy, Clell Schaefer, Josh Shaffer, Joshua Slayton, Shahaylie Smarr, Cody Thomas, Samantha Valade, Brad Arnett, Travis Born, Danielle Gibbons, Walter Hunt, Jacob Lallatin, Ian McLeod, Michael Montague, Shane Murphy, Otilia Pang, SarahBeth Young, Danielle Barry, Kevin Brown, Shilo Burton, Brian Gentis, Amanda Gill, Aaron Humbird, Joey Kowing, Taylor Myers, Kerry Randall, Caleb Sturgill, and Brent Tussing.
High schoolers earn scholarships
Grant Union High School 2003 scholarship winners
Phil Ryan Memorial Scholarship ($100) - Case Middleton.
Med-Com Scholarship ($125) - Katelyn Holland.
Charles Dannen Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Brandi Moles.
Prospector Boosters Scholarships ($250) - Billy Colson, Kyle Myers, Ashley Thunell and Lisa Weigum.
American Legion/Auxiliary Scholarship ($500) - Tim Wallace.
Harry Grimsley Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Amy Jones.
Cecil Jackson Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Ashley Thunell.
Patel/Best Western Scholarship ($500) - Karmen Unterwegner.
Len and Louise Nelson Scholarship ($500) - Mary Neal.
Grant County Federal Credit Union Scholarship ($500) - Anna Cronin.
Co-Gen Company Scholarship ($500) - Lisa Weigum.
Grant Union High School Alumni Scholarships - Lisa Weigum and Ashley Thunell.
Anderson Perry and Associates Scholarship ($500) - Stephani Goldsby.
School Store Scholarships ($500) - Jaylon Brock, Travis Harper, Tami Ingersol, Monty Stovall.
Grant County Art Association Scholarship ($750) - Ashley Krausse.
Blue Mountain Hospital Scholarships ($1,000) - Abbie Komning and Ashley Workman.
Blue Mountain Hospital Scholarship ($500) - Lisa Weigum.
John Day Elks Scholarship ($2,000) - Lisa Weigum.
John Day Elks Scholarship ($1,000) - Tim Wallace.
Jimmie Carlson Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Sarah Tacy.
Ford Foundation Scholarship (90 percent tuition) - Tim Wallace.
AeA Technology Scholarship ($10,00 over four years of enrollment in engineering or computer science) - Maria Hoffinger.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (out of state waiver to Boise State University) - Brandon Hueckman, Lisa Weigum and Ashley Thunell.
Trustee's Matching Scholarship to Northwest Nazarene University ($2,000) - Marshall Schultz.
Juniper Arts Council Scholarship ($250) - Charity Holliday.
Babe Coe Memorial 4-H Scholarship ($1,000) - Emily Keerins.
Grant County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship ($500) - Mary Kienzle.
Hugh Cole Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Charity Holliday.
Prairie City High School 2003 scholarship winners
Elks Student of the Month - Tyler Waggoner
U.S. Army National Scholar Athlete Award - Ariel Winegar
American Legion Award - Regina Wicks, Ariel Winegar
Mid-Columbia Bus Co. Scholarship ($500) - Tyler Waggoner
Prairie City Resources Scholarship ($500 each) - Tyler Waggoner, Ariel Winegar
Cecil and Kathleen Jackson Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Ariel Winegar
Phil Ryan Memorial Scholarship ($100) - Tylor Zemmer
Paul and Clara Beth Doe Scholarship ($500) - Ariel Winegar
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Scholarship ($1,000) - Tyler Waggoner
Eastern Oregon University Scholar Award (full tuition/12 terms/academic success) - Ariel Winegar
OSEA Chapter 173 Prairie City School District Classified Employees Scholarship - Tylor Zemmer
E.R. Jackman Undergraduate Scholarship - Walter J. and Florence J. Jaeger ($750) - Ariel Winegar
William R. Young Memorial Scholarship - Tyler Waggoner
National Guard Award - Tylor Zemmer
Rosa Ricco Buttedahl Scholarship - Tyler Waggoner ($1,500); Ariel Winegar ($1,000)
Grant County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Ariel Winegar ($750); Tyler Waggoner ($500); Regina Wicks ($500)
Co-Gen Co. Scholarship ($500) - Regina Wicks