Katie Birkmaier (left) and Emily Spang hold ceremonial copies of the scholarship checks they received from Wallowa County Friends of the NRA. Birkmaier, Spang and Morgan Waters (not pictured) are 2014 high school grads. Each was awarded $1,000.
Wallowa County Friends of the NRA recently announced local scholarship and grant awards, part of the $440,000 awarded statewide by Oregon Friends of the NRA.
In Wallowa County, a $20,000 grant went to the Eagle Cap Shooters Association to build a menís and womenís vault-type restroom similar to those found at many highway rest areas; and Divide Camp was awarded $15,000 to purchase an all-terrain action track wheelchair so disabled veterans of military missions spawned by 9-11 can enjoy the great outdoors.
Friends of the NRA also awarded three $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors: to Katie Birkmaier, from Enterprise High School, and to Emily Spang and Morgan Waters, both from Wallowa High School.
Each year, scholarships and grants are funded by the 22 NRA banquet fundraisers held around the state. Wallowa Countyís 2014 banquet is scheduled Oct. 18 at Cloverleaf Hall.
In addition to scholarships for high school seniors, Friends of the NRAís Youth Education Summit scholarships to sophomores and juniors. For more information, visit friendsofthenra.org/yes/.