News Corner

2018 Scholarship Awards

JCEF is proud to announce that in May and June, students at our eight partner schools* were awarded $383,459 in new scholarships. Additionally, 84 students at North Valley High School and Glendale High School received GEAR UP Scholarships of $2,500 totaling $167,500. Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients.

*Our partner high schools in Josephine County include: Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley High School, Illinois Valley High School, North Valley High School, New Hope Christian and Brighton Academy; Glendale High School (Douglas County) and Rogue River High School (Jackson County).

Belnap/Merker Memorial Scholarship

The Belnap/Merker Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of two Grants Pass High School students, Max Belnap and Ryan Merker, who died in a tragic accident on July 4, 2016 in Brookings OR.  Newswatch 12 (KDRV-Medford) aired the following news story on the Running for Max and Ryan track event held in Brookings on September 12, 2016.

 

Glendale HS College Dreamers Visit SWOCC

College Dreams program students at Glendale HS tour SW Oregon Community College on Nov. 28, 2016 with Rebecca Clarke, Glendale College Dreams College Prep Specialist. The community college offers the Oregon Transfer degree, vocation and technical certificate programs found at a typical Oregon community college and is known for its exceptional Culinary Arts degree program. This major prepares students to work in commercial kitchens, restaurants and a variety of dining and hospitality settings where food and culinary arts skills are required to pursue careers as chefs, sous chefs, restaurant prep personnel, bakers, pastry chefs, restaurant owners and catering business professionals.

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2016 Scholarship Recipients

JCEF is proud to announce that in May and June, students at our eight partner schools* were awarded $374,373 in new scholarships. Additionally, 66 students at North Valley High School and Glendale High School received GEAR UP Scholarships of $2,500 totaling $165,000. Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients.
*Our partner high schools in Josephine County include: Grants Pass High School, Hidden Valley High School, Illinois Valley High School, North Valley High School, New Hope Christian and Brighton Academy; Glendale High School (Douglas County) and Rogue River High School (Jackson County).

1 Gear Up Scholarship Recipient • 2 College Dreams Recipient

Glendale High School

Davis, Jaymi1,2
Davis, Lacey*,1,2
Grasmick, Courtney1,2
Herrera, Enedina (Nina)1,2
Loghry, Antonio1,2
McKay, Sayrra1,2
Mitchell, Zachary1,2
Moody, Erik1,2
Parsley, Ashlan2
Wilson, Cailin1,2
Wright, Amber2

Grants Pass High School

Akins, Josh
Amaral, Tyler
Barnes, Alexandra
Beaumont, Kristine
Beck, Madison
Bedoya, Fracisco (Alex)
Bellum, Dalenna
Bents, Easton
Berkey, Gretchen
Bingamon, Kelsey
Blair, Machenna
Blakely (Lucero), Persephone (PJ)2
Bliss, Madelynn
Bomont, Donelle
Bowman, Tiana
Bransfield, Colin
Brouhard, Cole
Brown, Alex
Brown, Jessica
Burri, Jaston
Buxton, Alexandria
Camacho, Isaiah
Campbell, Cole
Cardiel, Tyler
Carney, Megan
Castaneda, Jimena2
Castro, Allison
Cauble, Madalyn
Chambers, Sierra
Chavez-Mejia, Crystal2
Clark, Jaxon
Conley, Erika
Connors, Sean
Cordero, Antonio
Covrig, Stephen
Cronin, Hannah
D’Amico, Christopher
Daft, Aubrie
Davis, Areyanna
Del Torro, Anthony
Delicino, Michaela
Dorsey, Samantha
Ekwall, Cody
Elmore, Brock2
Estrada, Lorena
Fish, Danalee
Fisher, Hailey
Flores, Deztini
Freeman, Justa
Gallegos, Sierra
Garnett, Jared2
Getz, Enrique (Ricky)
Gonzales-Diaz, Piedad
Graves, Katelynn
Guerrero, Alejandra
Gunn, Justis
Hageman, Briana
Hale, Alyssa
Hanley, John (Dylan)
Hanson, Colin
Harelson-Nutick, Sonja
Hayes, Alyssa
Hayes, Thomas
Heisler, Elijah2
Hermes, Victoria
Hill, Jordyn
Hill, Madison
Hobbs, Danielle
Howard, Amber
Hoy, Brandson
Huddleston, Zach2
Hunicke, Hannah2
Hunt, Ethan
Ireland-Lopez, Lucy
Jaroslow, Michael
Jarrett, James
Jenson, Stephen
Jessen, Jaiden
Johnson, Cassidy
Klein, Trina
Kompaniet, Marissa
Lange, Sam
LaPan, Shelbie2
Leenknecht, Aaron
Linderman, Brittany
Little, Aaron2
Lopez, Kadin
Lowman, Miranda
Ludwig, Brooke
Lute, Jeremiah (JJ) ’19
Mackin, Maura
Marzi, Cameron
McNeal, Alissa
Molthan, Daniel
Mora, Michelle2
Morgan, Shelby
Moseley, Darius
Munyon, Madison
Murphy, Allison2
Musser, Jeret
Nagi, Swaran
Nicholas, Emily
Norman, Liddie
Ober, Josh2
Olinski, Tarisa
Pagels, Bethanee
Patrick, Alexander
Pratt, Connor
Queener, Jada
Reynolds, Abigail
Rich, Julianna2
Richardson, Hannah
Robinson, Kambree
Romani, Benjamin2
Rounsaville, Madison
Rounsaville, Tannon
Rudd, Jessenia
Russell, Chayse
Russell, Jameeka
Ryan, Alexa2
Sachs, Ella
Saunders, Austin
Sembach, Ella
Simons, Mitchel
Solar, Amanda
Sosnovske, Kristen
Stephenson, Kiah
Stephenson, McKenna
Stoffel, Jake
Tachell, Cecily
Taylor, Arial
Thornton, Camille
Torgerson, Molly
Trumbley, Trey
VanHorne, Catherine
VanValkenburgh, Amy
Vincent, Cara
Vinyard, Cameron
Walker, Madelyn
Wallace, Garrett
Widdison, Ben
Williams, Jonathan
Wilson, Haley
Wolverton, Alicia
Wright, Haley
Young, Jerome

Hidden Valley High School

Abbott, Brandon 2
Allen, Katelyn
Arras, Homero
Baraquin, Christopher
Bloom, Rigel 2
Brown, Duncan 2
Clarke, Dmitry
Contreras, Abigail 2
Crofoot, Sierra
DeCasas, Helena
DiMatteo, Anna
Eagle, Tyoma
Fisher, Kaelan
Hamblin, Misha 2
Hart, Sofi
Haun, Jeremy 2
Heath, Samantha 2
Kendall, Trista 2
Kirkman, Emily
Lallo, Micayla
Lawson, Shayla 2
Lomica, Brooke
Makie, Kara 2
Miller, Alexus
Morris, Zachery
Musack, Haley
Oachs, Mara 2
Perdue, Annabelle 2
Rideout, Angelina
Robinson (Ravencroft), Leiya 2
Scherrer, Jared 2
Schiavone, Emily 2
Schiavone, Megan
Sherman-Nusbaum, Jasmine 2
Stark, Nicholas 2
Staten, Alahna
Stephens, Lilliana 2
Stevens, Owen 2
Young, Gabriel 2

Illinois Valley High School

Anderson, Patrick 2
Baez, Savannah
Bryant, Earl
Clark, Mikayla 2
Curiel, Gabriella
Duncan, Roman 2
Evans, Andrew
Fayland, Oberon
Handley, Mikel 2
Hertler, Kurt
Ingram-Rubenstein, Jordan 2
Jackson, Faith Halona
Johann, Johnathan
Klingbeil, Gus
Martinez, Macy 2
Neville, Avery
Nordal, Kynan
Pan, Mingjie
Parker, Alia
Patton, Skyla
Paul, Faith
Primeau, Allison
Ralston, Alexandra 2
Schlabach, Lily 2
Teunissen, Theodore 2
Thomas, Michaellynn
Vallot, Evan
Young, Austin
Zody, Walker

North Valley High School

Anders, Brianna 1,2
Ashbridge, Jayson
Austin, Chase
Badley, Sarah 1
Blossom, Beau 1,2
Borra, Justin 1,2
Brink, Ayanna 2
Caldwell, Jonathon 2
Caughey, Sebastian 1
Church-Towle, Tyler 1
Cochran, Whitney 1
Codd, Tyler 1
Croiser, Daysha
Cusumano, Bailey 2
DeChenne, Ambur
Devries, Victoria 1
Dollarhide, Jasmine 1
Duffy, Kaylee 2
Field, Emily
Fregoso, Armando 1
Gandy, Micyla 1
Garza-Dickerson, Kitana 1
Gemini, Corina
Godoy Nice, Zoey 1
Gordon, Dakota 1
Grider, Tyler 1
Gronbach, Mariah
Gula, Nocona 1
Gurzi, Joseph 1
Hall, Aaliyah 2
Hannah, Isaac 1
Hayes, Brenda 1
Hobgood, Aaron 1
Johnson, Jocelyn 1,2
Kartes, Gabrielle 1
King, Taryn 1,2
Kite, Abigail 2
Laker, Brittany
Lauby, Jordan
Lessard, Loryn 1,2
Lowe, Chase 1,2
Manni, Logan
Martz, Michael 1,2
Moore, Gillian 1
O’Neill, Amber 1
Olmstead, Cody 1,2
Olmstead, Cody 2
Ordonez, Haaheo
Perry, Gaige 2
Petropoulos, Tessa
Phillips, Shayla
Pickering, Robert
Polk, Eleanor 1
Rau, Ashley 1
Roberts, Jacob
Rohde, Patrick 1
Schuessler, Zeb
Schwantes, Delaney 1
Stegemiller, Elias 1
Swearingen, Haley 1
Trujillo, Hannah 1
Volkman, Cameron 1
Wagman, Haleigh
Ward-Brown, Lauren 1
Westergren, Autumn 1,2
Westergren, Autumn 2
Wilkerson, Dylan

Cimarron Memorial High School – All College Dreams Recipients

Berry, Lane
Boyd, Michael
Burton (Saunders), Brandon
Crutchley, Kyle
Hernandez, Maribel
Huddleston, Sierra
Millard (Donoho), Jonathon
Miller, Dennis
Morse, Emme
Plascencia, Gustavo ‘Alex’
Solorio, Manuel
Tarbell, Crystal
Teren, Jasmine
Wilborn, Madden

Gladiola Campus of GPHS

Phillips, Katherine

North Medford High School – All College Dreams Recipients

Denney, Genevieve
Grether, Emily
Mata, Rene
Perkins, Zachery
Siete, Cynthia

Phoenix High School (PHS) – All College Dreams Recipients

Conchas, Elizabeth
Cortez, Arriella
De La Torre, Alexis
Denison, Walter
Diaz, Betsayda
Eibner, Karissa
Fetro, Cameron
Gonzalez, Jacqueline
Lopez, Meggie
Martinez, Estefani
Nash, Aaron
Ortiz, Lorenzo
Ramirez-Rojas, Jessica
Reyes, Sugey
Rojas-Campuzano, Ameyatzin
Sauceda, Angel
Serna-Luna, Azucena
Vela, Aldo
Hammer, Cheyenne

Rogue River High School

Depuy, Amber
DuPont, Hannah
Stiebs, Irenna
Welch, Thomas

Scholarship Foundation Tops $4.2 Million in Funds

Original Board Member Retiring After 50 Years of Service.

August 5th marks fifty years since the inception of a formal scholarship fund for graduating students in the area. But it was a 1914 Grants Pass High School Alumnus who really got the ball rolling. When Don Belding, the 1914 graduate and former year book manager donated a major trust fund of $10,000, the District 7 School Board advised that this perpetual gift needed to be administered by an outside non-profit foundation. So it was that 1964 saw Josephine County’s Educational Fund come into existence. One of the original seven members, Bob Busch, still sits on the Board today. Read More…

Scholarship Fund Set to Honor Former Teacher Kelly Christensen

Donations Will Benefit Hidden Valley High School Graduate.

Grants Pass, Oregon, May 7, 2013 – The formation of The Kelly Christensen Memorial Scholarship for students at Hidden Valley High School is named in honor of former teacher, Kelly Christensen. This new scholarship will be a yearly award to a HVHS graduate.

Created to honor the memory of Kelly Christensen’s dedication to education, continual service to his students, and his strength of character; this scholarship hopes to reward and celebrate students who exhibit extraordinary character, service, and leadership during their academic career. Read More…