July 10, 2018

Madeline Guzzo / Harrington Family Foundation

Harrington Family Foundation Announces Fifth Annual Scholarship Winners

2018 recipients of the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship chosen

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Harrington Family Foundation (HFF) recently announced the recipients of its fifth annual Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship. Four Oregon high school students were selected from 235 applicants to receive a four-year renewable scholarship for $16,000 to attend an in-state university, college or trade school.

“This year was especially momentous as we selected our fifth class of scholars, and celebrated our first Community Quarterback graduates, the Class of 2018,” said Joey Harrington, founder of the Harrington Family Foundation, former NFL quarterback and current KGW-TV special reporter. “Each year I am more impressed with the tenacity and leadership of our applicant pool, and honored to have them a part of 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:

Shantelle Canete, Days Creek Charter School — Canyonville, is an honors student and the 2018 salutatorian of Days Creek Charter School who has demonstrated strong leadership and mentorship as her school’s Student Body Vice President, FFA Jr. Vice President Officer, My Future My Choice representative, Yearbook Editor, and Society of Women Engineers merit award winner. Shantelle will study biology with any emphasis on pre-med at the University of Oregon.

Raul Marquez Guerrero, McKay High School — Salem, is an AP student with an aptitude for public speaking and public policy, who has demonstrated leadership as ASB President, Youth & Government President, Willamette Academy Core Group Leader, and Youth Homeless Shelter Lead. As a first-generation college student, Raul will intern this summer in Washington D.C. for Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, and plans to study political science at Willamette University.

Theresa Mai, Clackamas Web Academy — Portland, is an honors student with a keen interest in human-computer interaction. She has demonstrated leadership as an Academic Counselor and Summer Math Tutor at Clackamas Web Academy, Volunteer Reader for Start Making a Reader Today, and Co-Captain and Marketing Lead for her FIRST robotics team. Theresa will attend a Grace Hopper Celebration this fall, the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. She will study computer science at Oregon State University.

Jurell Scott, De La Salle North Catholic High School — Portland, is an AP and National Honor Society student athlete with a passion for leadership through service at the East Portland Community Center, Blanchet House, Cells Club, and Friends of Trees. With the high honor of a freshman direct admission to the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon, Jurell will study business.

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 now paired with a specific panel mentor to better facilitate mentorship support.

Mentors include:

  • 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
  • Justice Adrienne Nelson – Oregon Supreme Court Justice
  • David Millman – Managing Director, Domaine Drouhin Oregon
  • Jeff Paustian – CEO, JGP Wealth Management
  • Randy Stegmeier – Principal, Firm 151
  • Dr. Joanne Warner – Former Dean, University of Portland School of Nursing
  • Janae Sorenson – Vice President, Account Exec. Parker, Smith & Feek

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.” Application for the 2019/20 academic year goes live October 1, 2018 and available here:

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. Due to tremendous community support from the Safeway Foundation, the Community Quarterback scholarship fund was increased in 2017 from $10,000 to $16,000 per student. For more information about the Oregon Community Quarterback Scholarship program, visit

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 Foundation Battle at Bandon, The Parr Lumber Great Summer Chef Off, and Huddle Up for Oregon Scholarship campaign through Safeway Albertsons. 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