Umatilla-Morrow Farm Bureau
HELIX - The Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau Scholarship Committee has awarded four $500 scholarships to 2007 high school graduates. The organization said the award winners were selected from a field of excellent candidates.
The winners are Quinn Peck, Whitney Lenhart, Brittany Lynn Smith and Alexander Hawman.
Peck is a graduate of Heppner High School. The son of Dennis and Debbie Peck will major in business at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Lenhart is a graduate of Griswold High School in Helix. The daughter of Steve and Cindy Lenhart of Helix will begin her studies at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, and then finish at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She will major in agricultural engineering and mathematics.
Smith is a graduate of Weston-McEwen High School. The daughter of Jim and Paula Smith of Athena will pursue a degree in ag marketing with a foreign language minor at the University of Idaho.
Hawman is a graduate of Hermiston High School. The son of Michael and Diane Hawman will major in ag business at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.
For more information on the scholarship program of the Umatilla-Morrow County Farm Bureau contact Julia Spratling, secretary/treasurer of the organization at 457-6045.
Umatilla High School Alumni Association
UMATILLA - The Umatilla High School Alumni Association has awarded four $500 scholarships to recent Umatilla High School graduates.
They are Devon Roxbury who will attend Portland State University, Lesley Sanguino, enrolled at Central Oregon College, Aleah Phillips who will attend Mount Hood Community College and Tim Wyland who's enrolled at Concordia University.
The association also awarded Promise Scholarships to five eighth-grade students. These scholarships are a promise of $100 a year, totaling $500 to be awarded at high school graduation. The students must maintain set guidelines to gain the final award.
The eighth-graders are Kassandra Kennedy, Neal Taft, Lacy Morfin, Clayton Forshee and Tanya Ehrmantraut.
The association is a nonprofit organization of former Umatilla High School students who want to provide funding for higher education.
PENDLETON - Pendleton Masonic Lodge has awarded $500 scholarships to Chase Endicott from Pendleton and Briana Winters of Helix.
"We were extremely impressed with the quality of all the scholarship applicants this year," John Thomas, master of the lodge, said. "Chase and Briana really stood out due to their academic excellence and outstanding community service. They are intelligent and motivated young adults and we know they'll make the most of their college opportunities.
The Freemasons award two scholarships, one for a male and one for a female, every year to students graduating from Helix, Pilot Rock, Pendleton or Nixyaawii high schools.
Freemasonry is the world's largest and oldest fraternity. Its charitable organizations include the Shriners Hospitals for Children which provide free health care to children under 18. Freemasonry's origins have been traced back to the medieval stonemason's guilds and Knights Templar.
For information on the scholarship application process, call John Thomas at 567-6440 or John Heddle at 276-9367. Information is also available at www.PendletonMasonicLodge.org.
Knights of Columbus
PENDLETON - The Knights of Columbus has awarded $500 scholarships to Joyce Baumann, Katie Barry and Sarah Kubishta.
Baumann is a graduate of Weston-McEwen High School and plans to attend Walla Walla Community College with the goal of traveling the world as a pediatric doctor to help poor children with medical needs.
Baumann graduated with high honors and received numerous awards including Student of the Week and Athlete of the Week. She was president of the National Honor Society, a leader at the volleyball youth camp, and active in Sacred Heart Parish's Operation Christmas Child program.
Katie Barry, who recently graduated from Pendleton High School, will attend the College of William and Mary. She graduated with high honors and was senior class president and president of Key Club. She received numerous awards for academics and was one of the Lantern Cup 2007 winners.
Barry is active in the community, helping at the Pendleton Public Library and serving on the Youth Commission of the Pendleton City Council.
Kubishta graduated from Griswold High School in Helix. Like Barry, she's a member of the St. Mary Parish. While in high school, her activities included Key Club, National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of American. She was on the Helix basketball team.
With a partner she produced a video for National History Day which won a state award and garnered national recognition. Kubishta will attend Eastern Oregon University.
Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family organization celebrating 125 years since its founding in New Haven, Conn.