High school students these days are juggling a lot—balancing extracurricular activities, academics and working harder than ever to achieve their goals. That’s why OnPoint Community Credit Union and the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) have partnered to recognize outstanding graduating scholar athletes and activity scholars. This year, six scholarships totaling $7,500 were awarded to the 2019 winners of the OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program! These students are graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA and have earned either a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity.
Choosing this year’s winners was anything but easy—more than 150 students applied from 57 OSAA member schools! Now, we are excited to announce this year’s scholarship winners: six remarkable high school seniors who have achieved outstanding work in the classroom, on the stage or field, and who have also given back to their communities.
- Maren Gingerich from Canby High School received the $2,500 scholarship. Maren took her passion for girls wrestling and not only brought it to her school, but also grew the team from four to 20 girls! Maren was recognized for her student leadership, bringing about change and creating new opportunities.
The five $1,000 scholarship winners are highlighted below.
- Ben Ineson from Liberty High School demonstrated an incredible passion for baseball and a strong commitment to giving back to his community. Ben is looking forward to pursuing a degree in Sports Management.
- Annika Marshall from Clackamas High School overcame shyness to excel at speech and debate. Annika even used the platform to advocate for accommodation for introverts in education. She plans to study Political Science.
- Angelique Perrone from Elkton High School serves on the Board of Directors at the Elkton Community Center and has a deep commitment to volunteering in her community. She has excelled academically in addition to participating in both band and volleyball.
- Marley Salveter from Sandy High School excelled in both athletics and academics. She participated in varsity soccer and track and field from her freshman through senior year and has been invited to play soccer at the collegiate level. She also lettered in basketball and cross country!
- Astoria High School’s Henry Samuelson stood out for his strong commitment to leadership. Henry served as co-president for both ASB and the math honor society. He’s also passionate about giving back, volunteering as an Oregon 4-H State Ambassador and a camp counselor.
We congratulate all of this year’s winners of the OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program and wish them continued success in their future endeavors! To learn about OSAA or the OnPoint Community Credit Union Scholar Program, just head on over to www.osaa.org/awards/scholar.