FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2017
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Harrington Family Foundation Announces Fourth Annual Scholarship Winners
2017 recipients of the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship chosen
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) recently announced the recipients of its fourth annual Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship. Four Oregon high school students were selected from 280 applicants to receive a four-year renewable scholarship for $2,500 to attend an in-state university, college or trade school.
“The scholarship award selection is a welcomed challenge as our committee works hard to narrow our list of candidates from a strong pool of applicants — one that increases in size with each coming year,” said Joey Harrington, founder of the Harrington Family Foundation, former NFL quarterback and current KGW-TV special reporter. “I am hopeful for the future of Oregon with these students at the helm, and honored they have joined our scholarship family.”
This need-based scholarship focuses on an individual’s involvement in his or her community, rather than academic or athletic performance. The Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship recipients are:
Makayla Agnew, De La Salle North Catholic High School — Portland, is an honors student and varsity athlete who has demonstrated leadership as her school’s Student Council President, Volleyball Team Captain, and Peer Helpers Mentor/Leader. With a passion for social justice and philanthropy, she has served faithfully at various local organizations committed to homeless, refugee, and immigration aid. Makayla will study Communications at the University of Oregon.
Madison Carleton, Lost River Jr/Sr High School — Klamath Falls, is a scholar athlete with a strong passion for philanthropy and public health. She has demonstrated leadership as an honors student, Varsity Basketball and Varsity Volleyball Team Captain, and YMCA Youth Volleyball Coach. Her leadership efforts as the National MS Society Merrill Walk head organizer, helped fundraise over $13K in 2016. Madison plans to study history at Willamette University.
Cally Hutson, Southridge High School — Tigard, is an International Baccalaureate and honors student with a strong commitment to cultural diversity and racial justice. In addition to her rigorous academic schedule, she has demonstrated leadership as her school’s Diversity Student Union Treasurer, Eugene 4j School District’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Committee Member, and Link Crew Leader. Cally will study Public Policy at the University of Oregon.
Daniel Paulsen, Brookings-Harbor High School, — Brookings, is an honors student with a strong public speaking aptitude, who has demonstrated leadership as his school’s Student Body President, Leadership/Student Executive Council Southern Oregon Representative, Track and Field Team Captain, and National Honor Society Volunteer Member. As a first generation college student, Daniel will study Public Policy at the University of Oregon.
In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will have mentors throughout and following their schooling to help guide their path to a successful career and future. New in 2017, scholarship recipients are paired with a specific panel mentor to better facilitate mentorship support.
Tinker Hatfield – Vice President of Design and Special Projects, Nike
Kurt Huffman – Owner, ChefStable Restaurant Group
Ric Jeffries – Co-Owner and Golf Professional, RiverRidge Golf Complex
David Millman – Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Honorable Adrienne Nelson – Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Paustian – Managing Director, JGP Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Randy Stegmeier – Principal, Firm 151
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 but may need financial and mentorship support to reach their goals. The Scholarship Advisory Committee selects scholarship recipients based on community leadership, financial need and “something special.” In January 2017 the scholarship application went digital, available at: www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.slideroom.com.
Since its inception in 2002, the Harrington Family Foundation has donated more than $2 million to Oregon nonprofits that support education for in-state youth. For more information about the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program, visit www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.org.
About the Harrington Family Foundation
Established in 2002 by former NFL quarterback, Joey Harrington, the Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) has raised $2 million for students across Oregon. The foundation raises funds for the scholarship program by hosting the Safeway Battle at Bandon, The Parr Lumber Great Summer Chef Off and Huddle Up for Oregon Students. 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 is located at 1816 NW Overton in the Pearl District. For more information, visit www.harringtonfamilyfoundation.org.