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May 12, 2014
Nancy Marshall, Executive Director, Harrington Family Foundation
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Harrington Family Foundation Announces First-Ever Scholarship Winners
2014 recipients of the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship chosen
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) today announced its first-ever recipients of the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship. Four Oregon high school students were selected from 162 applications to receive a four-year renewable scholarship for $2,500 to attend an in-state university, college or trade school.
Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship recipients are:
- Shawntell Michalke, South Medford High School – Medford, is an AP student and a student leader. She serves as vice president of her high school’s Interact Club, logging 230 hours of service overseeing community volunteer opportunities for other students. She also mentors high school freshman through the school’s LINK program and volunteers at Relay for Life and Salvation Army. Shawntell will study nursing at the University of Portland.
- Julianne Robinson, Lebanon High School – Lebanon, is an honor student and varsity athlete. She serves her community as a volunteer with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team. She is also vice president for the Lebanon Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA). Last summer she was chosen as a youth delegate to the United Nations in New York City through the Oregon chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). Julianne will attend the Oregon State University Honors College studying mechanical engineering.
- Liam Rowley, Central Catholic High School – Portland, has demonstrated outstanding leadership as his school’s student body president and as a Portland Plunge member for JOIN—an immersion program that assists the homeless community. He is also an active member of the drama program and will graduate with Christian Service Hours far above the rest of his class. He plans to study engineering at Oregon State University.
- Jessica Trinh, De La Salle North Catholic High School – Portland, is an honor student committed to public service who works with organizations such as S.O.L.V.E, Goose Hollow Family Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. She is an active member of the Heritage Club, Constitution Club and Student Delegates. She was awarded the Mother Teresa Award her sophomore year because of her “heart and hands” approach to community leadership. Jessica plans to attend Pacific University majoring in biology to pursue a career as an optometrist.
“I am so humbled by the number of applications we received during the first year of this scholarship program and selecting just four recipients was a challenging task for the organization and me,” said Joey Harrington, Founder for the Harrington Family Foundation and former NFL quarterback. “After reviewing all of the applicants, I can say with confidence that we have selected four intelligent, motivated young adults whose compassion and generosity will represent our organization and serve Oregon well.”
In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have the following mentors throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future. Mentors include:
- Dave Frohnmayer – Former University of Oregon President and Oregon Attorney General
- Tinker Hatfield – Vice President of Design and Special Projects, Nike
- Randy Stegmeier – Principal, Firm 151
- Jeff Paustian – Managing Director, JGP Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
- David Millman – Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon
- Ric Jeffries – Co-Owner and Golf Professional, RiverRidge Golf Complex
- Joanne Warner, Dean, University of Portland School of Nursing
The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program was created by Joey Harrington and the Foundation as a way to recognize Oregon high school students who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and the ability to succeed. The Scholarship Advisory Committee selected scholarship recipients based on 45 percent community leadership, 45 percent financial need, and 10 percent on “something special.”
Since its inception in 2003, the Harrington Family Foundation has donated more than $1 million to Oregon nonprofits that support education and healthcare for in-state youth. For more information about the Foundation and the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program, visit www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.org
About the Harrington Family Foundation
Established in 2003 by former NFL quarterback, Joey Harrington, the Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) has raised more than $1 million for students across Oregon. Born and raised in Oregon, Joey believes investing in Oregon students dedicated to pursuing higher education ultimately invests in the state of Oregon. He recognizes leaders do not only exist on the athletic field or in front of a television camera. The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program is designed to encourage students who have shown a take-charge ability in their communities, but may need help reaching their potential. The Foundation recently opened a new office located at 1355 NW 13th Ave. in the Pearl District. For more information, visit www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.org.