The Odessa Record -

$240,734 in scholarships for OHS grads


--Photo for The Record by Terrie Schmidt-Crosby.

The graduates of 2018 held their commencement in the high school gymnasium June 9. Back: Kiegan Wehr, Jayd Jennings, Thomas Parham, Colton Hunt, Noah Anderson. Middle: Gaven Elder, Patrick Valverde, Maleah Davison, Danielle Tebow. Front: Hannah Sheldon, Amber Smith.

At its commencement on Saturday, June 9, the class of 2018 received scholarships and awards totalling $240,734, not bad at all for a small class of only 11 students.

Amber Smith received a College Bound Scholarship and the Gordon and Virginia Neale Scholarship.

Colton Hunt received $13,800 in scholarships, including the FBLA Kosey Scholarship, an Odessa Tigers Booster Club Scholarship, the Coach Myron Kramer Memorial scholarship, a joint scholarship from Rocky Coulee Brewing Co. and the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club, a Daughters of the American Revolution award, an Odessa Riders Club Scholarship, a Grange Supply Co. of Odessa scholarship, an Odessa Alumni Association scholarship and a $2000/year renewable for up to four years ($8,000) Eastern Washington University Dean's Scholarship.

Danielle Tebow received $7,336 in scholarships from the Miss Odessa program, jointly from Rocky Coulee Brewing Co. and the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club, the Bessie and Godfrey Thompson fund, the Martha Hall Education Trust, the Odessa Healthcare Foundation, the Grange Supply Co. of Odessa, the Scherr Senior Scholarship program and the Odessa Alumni Association.

Gaven Elder was awarded $52,000, including a $9,000/year (renewable for up to four years totaling $36,000) College Bound Scholarship and a $16,000 Eastern Washington University Scholarship.

Hannah Sheldon received $8,000/year, renewable for up to four years, a Montana State University Academic Award for $32,000.

Jayd Jennings received $6,338, including the first Pastor Tim Hauge Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Odessa Ministerial Association, and scholarships from the Odessa Fire Department, the Odessa Tigers Booster Club, HighLine Grain Growers, Inc., Rocky Coulee Brewing Co./Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club, the WSU Experience Scholarship program, Ritzville Warehouse and the Grange Supply Co. of Odessa.

Kiegan Wehr received $17,000 in scholarships from the Odessa Alumni Association, $1,500/year Western Washington University Opportunity Pathway Scholarship ($6,000) and a $2,400/year Western Washington University Academic Scholarship ($10,000).

Maleah Davison received $850 from the Miss Odessa program and the Odessa Healthcare Foundation.

Noah Anderson received $111,160 in scholarships, including an $8,000 Diversity Scholarship, a $72,000 Whitworth Scholarship, an $8,660 College Bound Scholarship and a $22,500 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.

All 11 graduates plan to pursue either higher education or vocational training.


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