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Portland Parks & Recreation Announces Winners of Full College Scholarships

 

EAGLE Program, Evans Scholarships Send Three to University of Oregon

(Portland, OR) –

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is helping send three deserving students to college through our Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment (EAGLE) program and the Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation (WGAESF) Evans Scholarship.  PP&R offers the EAGLE program as an outreach opportunity to underserved and lower-income sophomores who attend a public high school located within the City of Portland.

PP&R is proud to announce that EAGLE students Olivia Andersen and Meuy Saechao, seniors at Madison High School, and Quy Hoang, a senior at Franklin High School are the 2014 Evans Scholarship winners. They will each attend the University of Oregon this fall on a scholarship (tuition and a housing stipend provided). The scholarship is valued in excess of $50,000.

Andersen, Hoang and Saechao have demonstrated hard work and dedication both at school and as caddies at PP&R public golf courses.

As a part of the EAGLE program, Andersen, Hoang and Saechao served as caddies for 80 separate 18-hole rounds during the 2012 and 2013 summer golf seasons. Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz took notice of the three scholarship recipients, offering her admiration.

"The EAGLE program encourages youth to work at golf courses, but also to learn life skills”, says Fritz. “It’s terrific that a Portland Parks & Recreation program has contributed to their success and helped them pursue higher education. Congratulations to these three Portland Public School students for their impressive success."