Taft High School held its annual Senior Awards Banquet May 23 at the school. The event was hosted by co-class presidents Maleah Smith and David Jin and was highlighted by numerous awards and scholarships awarded to the hardworking seniors.

Altogether, this year’s total dollar amount for scholarships received reached a whopping $1,032,681, according the school administrators. $786,466 of that total is from the seniors’ individual schools of choice, $190,000 of the total is from the ‘Gear Up’ scholarship (awarded to all students who applied), $47,400 is from the local scholarships and $8,815 is foundation-based scholarships.

In addition to that total, eight students will be enlisting into the military, which will pay for their college tuition, and 35 seniors have been awarded the Oregon Promise, which covers tuition costs at any Oregon community college.

Taft graduation will be at the high school on June 8 at 2 p.m.

*Denotes Scholarships

Mikayla Allen

*Gear Up

Indian Ed Cord

Ivy Anderson

*Gear Up

CNA Program Recognition

4 yr music participation cord

Sam Anderson

*Gear Up

Eriq Aquino

*Gear Up

US Marine Corp Enlistment

Olivia Baker

*Gear Up

*Kiwanis

*Rotary

*Dave Bice Memorial

*Linfield College

*Oregon Promise

Autumn Barela

*Gear Up

Shaa Bayya

*Gear Up

*Siletz Studio

*Oregon Promise

Indian Ed Cord

Outstanding Math Achievement

Superintendent’s Award

CTE Cord

Honors Diploma

Steven Bellemore

*Gear Up

Principal’s Award

Jayden Ben

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Indian Ed Cord

Katia Betanzo-Ortiz

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

AVID Recognition

Earl Brockett

*Gear Up

*Charles Elroy, Jr Memorial

*Oregon Promise

William Brooks

*Gear Up

US Army Nat’l Guard Enlistment

AVID Recognition

Most Improved Math Student

Kayla Brown

*Gear Up

Outstanding Choreography in Drama

4 year music participation cord

Jared Bryan

*Gear Up

Christopher Byrum

*Gear Up

Principal’s Award

Mars Callihan

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Haley Callin

*Gear Up

*AAUW

*North Lincoln Eagles

*Sodexo Food Service

*Siletz Studio

*Oregon Promise

Emeli Canales-Martinez

*Gear Up

Victor Carrasco

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

US Army Nat’l Guard Enlistment

AVID Recognition

Outstanding Math Achievement

Kailee Christensen

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Heidi Cruz

*Gear up

Ray Darrington

4 year music participation cord

Melody Diggs

*Gear Up

*Siletz Studio

*Oregon Promise

Perseverance in Math

CTE Cord

Darian Drennan

*Gear Up

*AAUW

*Gleneden Beach Community Club

*Kiwanis

*Gene Bateman Memorial

*North Lincoln Eagles

*Rotary

*Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary

*Marcy Taylor Memorial

*OSEA

*Oregon Promise

Heather Farris

*Gear Up

Tyee Fisher

*Gear Up

Indian Ed Cord

Senior Class Representative

Genaro Flores

US Air Force Enlistment

Tania Fuentes

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

AVID Recognition

Oswaldo Garcia

*Gear Up

*Sodexo Janitorial

*Oregon Promise

AVID Recognition

Outstanding Math Student

Perla Garcia Madrigal

*Gear Up

Karla Gonzalez Moreno

*Gear Up

Cicily Harrington

*Gear Up

Erika Haun

*Gear Up

Commitment to Drama

Joram Hoff

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Social Studies Academic Excellence

Outstanding Math Achievement

Alyssa Horobin

*Gear Up

*College Cash

Charlotte Huppert

*Gear Up

* Oregon Promise

Senior Class Representative

4 year music participation cord

David Jin

*Gear Up

*Kiwanis

*ELKS Most Valuable Student

*US Naval Academy

*University of Oregon

*George Fox

*Wheaton College

*Vanderbilt University

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding Math Student

National Honor Society

Al Barzee Citizenship Award

Senior Co-Class President

Superintendent’s Award

Honors Diploma

Salutatorian

Justice Kane

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding Math Achievement

Superintendent’s Award

Izaha Karn

*Gear Up

*Siletz Studio

CTE Cord

Sofia Kavadas

*Gear Up

*Calvin J Ritchey Inspirational Basketball Player

Nathaniel Kay

*Gear Up

Cora Kehr

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding Math Achievement

Superintendent’s Award

Honors Diploma

Kameron Kessler

*Gear Up

Oregon Air National Guard Enlistment

Clayton Kimberling

*Gear Up

*Bill & Jean Biggs Academic Athlete

*Oregon Promise

Kayci Klaar

*Gear Up

Cody Knott

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

*Corbin Athletic Scholarship

Bill & Jean Biggs Service to School

Tanner Landry

*Gear Up

Ehychka Logan

Indian Ed Cord

Miguel Lomeli

*Oregon Promise

Christopher Lopez-Ortiz

*Gear Up

*Portland State Ganas

Outstanding Math Achievement

Jacob Mayoral

*Gear Up

Angela Mazzari

Drama Rookie of the Year

Commitment to Excellence in Social Studies

4 year music participation cord

Superintendent’s Award

Sydney McCabe

*Gear Up

Grace McGowan

*Gear Up

Micah McLeish

*Gear Up

*Rotary

*Sodexo Food Service

*Zak A Kromer Memorial

*Edith A Modlin Memorial

*Oregon Promise

*Western Oregon University

Culinary Achievement CTE Cord

Outstanding Math Achievement

National Honor Society

Superintendent’s Award

Honors Diploma

Logan McLendon

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Oregon Opportunity & Pell Grants

Senior Class Representative

Spencer Miller

*Gear Up

*Siletz Studio

CTE Cord

Clay Nelson

US Marine Corp Enlistment

Lexy Neves

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Ana Ortiz-Reyes

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Violet Palermini

*Gear Up

*Calvin J Ritchey Memorial Music

4 year music participation cord

Benjamin Petersen

*Gear Up

*Mid Columbia Bus Company

Outstanding Math Achievement

National Honor Society

Key Club

Josslyn Powell

*Gear Up

Keith Pratt

*Gear Up

*North Lincoln Ministerial Assoc.

*Oregon Promise

Indian Ed Cord

Lydia Prins

*Gear Up

*Kiwanis

*North Lincoln Eagles

*Rotary

*Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary

*California Baptist University Presidential Merit

National Honor Society

Don Morris Service to Community Award

ASB Secretary

Senior Class Representative

Community Service Green Cord

Superintendent’s Award

CTE Cord

Key Club

Jazmyn Reyes-Cornejo

*Gear Up

*Sodexo Janitorial

*Oregon Promise

AVID Recognition

Sydney Riddle

*Gear Up

*Mid Columbia Bus

*BillyAnn Stempel

*Dr Bethany Grace Howe LGBTQ Empowerment

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding 4 year Commitment and Excellence in Drama

AVID Recognition

Franc Schaffer Most Inspirational Award

Cristian Rodriguez

*Gear Up

Caitlyn Rundstrom

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Savannah Russo

*Gear Up

*Siletz Studio

*Bill & Jean Biggs Academic Athlete

*Oregon Promise

National Honor Society

Senior Class Representative

Superintendent’s Award

Giovanni Salazar

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Lilly Salsbery

*Gear Up

Senior Class Representative

Noah Sanders

Superintendent’s Award

Mad Scott

*Gear Up

*Kiwanis

*Rotary

*JoAnn Hamilton Memorial

*Oregon State University

*Linfield College

National Honor Society

Superintendent’s Award

Honors Diploma

Valedictorian

Daenan Sellers

*Gear Up

US Army Enlistment

Maleah Smith

*Gear Up

CNA Program Recognition

Senior Co-Class President

Chandler Thomas

*Gear Up

*Kiwanis

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding Math Achievement

Superintendent’s Award

Amelia Valentine

*Gear Up

*ECMC

*Minna Lee Beene Memorial

*Oregon Opportunity

*Oregon Promise

Outstanding Math Achievement

Superintendent’s Award

Kyle VanDamme

*Gear Up

Isy Vick

*Gear Up

*Phyllis Cary Chessman Merit in the Arts

*Oregon Promise

Social Studies Academic Excellence

Superintendent’s Award

Adrianna Wagoner

*Gear Up

*Oregon Promise

Culinary Achievement CTE Cord

Commitment to Excellence in Social Studies

Superintendent’s Award

Jon Weaver

*Gear Up

US Marine Corp Enlistment

Brigido Zacarias

Indian Ed Cord

Logan Merry

*Gear Up

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