Scholarship winners: Mt. Angel Community Foundation

August 2018 Posted in Community, School

Mt. Angel Community Foundation

The Mt. Angel Community Foundation selected five graduating seniors from Mt. Angel’s John F. Kennedy High School class of 2018 to redeive scholarships. Foundation scholarships award $1,500 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study at any university, college, technical or vocational school. In addition to academic criteria, scholarship awards consider the applicants’ community service activities and involvement, demonstrated leadership, and life goals preparation. The scholarships are named in honor of the community members, families or businesses that created them.

Yesenia Gomez Vaquera is the Ivo and Thrasilla Bauman Family Scholar. Yesenia will attend Chemeketa Community College to study nursing, with plans to transfer to the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing at Western Oregon University. She wants to become an obstetrics nurse.

The Mt. Angel Telecommunications Scholar is Natividad Ortiz. Natividad will attend Chemeketa Community College for her Associate’s degree, and then plans to transfer to Western Oregon University to major in Psychology. She looks forward to a career in counseling.

The Katie Westbrook Memorial Scholar is Marcos Sanchez. Marcos will attend Chemeketa Community College, eventually transferring to Linfield College to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. As founder of a pro-life club in high school, Marcos is passionate about helping newborns survive and thrive. Marcos plans a career in pediatric medicine as a Registered Nurse and certified mid-wife.

Abigail Frey is the Bob Fessler Family Scholar. As a high school senior, Abigail served Mt. Angel as a Junior City Councilor and its youngest volunteer firefighter. Abigail will attend Chemeketa Community College’s Fire Suppression and Paramedic programs, eventually transferring to Western Oregon University to study Fire Prevention. Abigail plans to be an emergency first responder, firefighter and paramedic.

The Henrietta T. Saalfeld Scholar is Tressa Riedman. Honored in March as Mt. Angel’s Junior First Citizen, Tressa will attend Oregon State University this fall on a pre-med track, majoring in either History or Psychology. In high school, Tressa was able to job shadow several OHSU surgeons, which encouraged Tressa’s interests in a medical career.

Since 1997, MACF scholarships have enabled over 90 JFK High School graduates to pursue their educational and career goals.

The foundation’s scholarship endowment is funded by donations from Mt. Angel businesses, community members, local families, and the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest.

Silverton Health Foundation

A nurse at Legacy Silverton Medical Center has been awarded the Carol J. Kenagy Nursing Education Scholarship. Kari Humphrey received the $1,000 scholarship, which was funded by the Silverton Health Foundation. Humphrey began working at Legacy Silverton in 2010 and recently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Governors University.

Humphrey, who was awarded an associate’s degree in nursing from Clackamas Community College in 2009, has worked in the Family Birth Center, an outpatient clinic and on the medical surgical unit.

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