Education Extra – The Register

May 30th, 2011 by admin | Posted under High School Scholarships.

South senior earns scholarship

The seventh annual Shannon McMillen Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to South Eugene High School senior Rachael Blank. The $1,000 scholarship was established in 2004 by Oregon Urology Institute members in memory of their partner, a local physician and former South Eugene parent. The scholarship is awarded to a South Eugene student who has shown excellence in soccer, music, debate or government. Blank was captain of the girls’ soccer and lacrosse teams, and also was the only girl on the football team as a kicker. She plans to attend Azusa Pacific University in the fall.

National Merit scholarships listed

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced more than 2,900 high school students nationwide who are the most recent recipients of college scholarships that are worth $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Local recipients are: Keiran Spoerl, Creswell High School, who plans to study premedicine at Willamette University; Christopher Bender, Marist High School, who plans to study premedicine at the University of Oklahoma; Charles Gibson, South Eugene High School, who plans to study politics/law at Arizona State University; Caitlin Hennessy, South Eugene High, who plans to study music at the University of Oregon; Alia Mowery, homeschool, who plans to study law at the UO; Michelle Vered, South Eugene High, who plans to study politics at the UO; and Nora Wilson, South Eugene High, who plans to study exercise science at the University of Southern California.

Pleasant Hill senior awarded for art

PLEASANT HILL — Hannah Apker, a senior at Pleasant Hill High School, has received a $1,000 cash award for her entry in the sixth annual Lucerne “The Art of Dairy” contest for her life-size fiberglass cow sculpture.

Peace Scholarships presented

Six local high school students have won $500 Peace Scholarships from Community Alliance of Lane County’s Truth in Recruiting program for outstanding academic achievement, ongoing educational plans after high school and a commitment to peace and social justice.

The winners are Yosajandy Caballero of Springfield High School, Megan Connor of Siuslaw High School, Jessika McCullough of Elmira High School, Mark Sheridan of Churchill High School, Tenaya Smith of Cottage Grove High School and Courtney Stevens of Pleasant Hill High School.

Oil pastel entry wins contest

PLEASANT HILL — Pleasant Hill High School student Seanar Letaw took first place in the Cray-Pas Wonderful, Colorful World Contest 2011. She received a $250 savings bond for her oil pastel composition entitled “The Foreigner.”

Ford Family Foundation honors 100

The Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg has selected 100 students from Oregon as new Ford scholars, including Shelby Wanser of South Eugene High School, Jill Ann Watkins of Creswell High School, Ana Pena of Springfield High School and Tatiana Bakhtina of Lane Community College/University of Oregon.

Four IHS students receive honors

The Eugene School District honored four international high school students last week for their International Baccalaureate studies. Courtney Martin of Eugene International High School and Tobiah Meinzen of North Eugene International High School shared the Outstanding IB CAS (Creativity/Action/Service) Award; and Kelsey Dethlefs of North Eugene International High School and Chance Yager of Eugene International High School shared the IB Diploma Student of the Year Award.

Rotary taps Willamette High student

Willamette High School sophomore Raelissa Glennon has been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Eugene Airport Rotary Club to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy near Cottage Grove June 20-25.

Hamlin students win essay contest

SPRINGFIELD — Two Hamlin Middle School students have been awarded $200 savings bonds through an essay contest sponsored by local businesses. Eighth-graders Nathan Armendariz and Skyann Weaver had the winning essays in a recent contest on the importance of saving money for college, sponsored by the Eugene-Springfield branch of the Society of Financial Services Professionals.

Creswell student wins Zonta award

CRESWELL — Jill Ann Watkins of Creswell High School received the Zonta Club of Eugene-Springfield’s 2011 Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Her full first name was not included in last week’s Education Extra.

Eugene district employees retiring

The Eugene School District honored employees who are retiring at the end of the school year during a reception at the district’s Education Center. Several retiring employees were left off a list printed in last week’s Education Extra. They are Vira Bolton, Tim Carmichael, Charles Deeks, Betty Hauck, Mike Horowitz, Sally Huling, Jocelyn Lamar, Linda McClellan, Patty Merrill, Debbie Nankivell, Marilyn Nersesian, Maryanne Paulson, George Russell, Linda Thies, Stanley Washburn and Aletha Willis. In addition, the name of retiring employee Toni Rosselli was misspelled last week.