Soroptimists International of Wallowa County award $24,000 in scholarships

Soroptimists raises funds primarily by operating a thrift Shop in Enterprise.

Published on May 15, 2018 2:23PM


Soroptimist International of Wallowa County recently presented $24,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors.

Six Enterprise High School students, four from Joseph High School and one from Wallowa received $2,000 each. Two remaining students planning to attend technical or community colleges received $1,000 each.

Enterprise recipients:

• Riley Gray, who plans to attend Brigham Young University to major in interior design and horticulture.

• Gracie Carlsen, who plans to attend George Fox University and study biomeidcal engineering.

• Eliza Irish, who plans to attend Pacific University and major in physical therapy and pediatrics.

• Cole Farwell, who plans to attend Washington State University and major in construction engineering.

• Reece Christman, who plans to attend University of Idaho and study sociology and criminology.

• Sebastian Hobbs, who plans to attend University of Oregon to study chemical engineering.

Joseph recipients:

• Alexis Sykora, who plans to attend Bellevue College to study physical therapy.

• Madison Bailey, who plans to attend Boise State University and major in bio-chemistry and medical.

• Ann Story, who plans to attend University of San Diego to study psychology and business administration.

• Courtney Bailey, who plans to attend Oregon State University and major in environmental studies or zoology.

Wallowa recipient:

• Teagan Miller, who plans to attend University of Montana Western to major in ecology.

Salena Renfroe and Brycen Locks received the $1,000 awards. Renfroe plans to attend Chemeketa Community College to study social work. Locke plans to attend Northwest Lineman College.

Soroptimists is a nonprofit, volunteer service organization which raises funds primarily by operating the Soroptimist Thrift Shop in Enterprise.

The organization also supports Safe Harbors, Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Wallowa County Building Healthy Families, Community Connection programs, mammogram screening, library programs and individuals and families who are in need.

























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