Four students received $19,000 in 2012: Brian, Taylor, Alexa and Robel pictured with Julie Vigeland,Foundation President

2012 Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Program Recipients

Each year the Multnomah Athletic Foundation has the privilege of awarding the Joe Loprinzi scholarships.  These outstanding individuals are the 2012 recipients pursuing their dreams in college this fall.

Alexa Mull
Aloha High School
$8000 scholarship award

Alexa is a senior at Aloha High School where she has maintained a 3.979 GPA.  She is the daughter of Joan and George Mull.  Alexa will attend Pacific University in the fall and pursue a degree in biology.  Her goal is to earn a Masters degree in the Physician Assistant program.

As part of an early college high school program, Alexa has completed college coursework to earn an Associate degree while completing high school.  She has become a license Certified Nurse’s Assistant while balancing a full schedule of school, varsity sports and community service.  During a community service project providing a foot care clinic to the homeless, one of Alexa’s instructors was struck by her “competency, cooperative spirit and caring heart”.

Alexa participates in track & field and swimming.  She was the swim team captain during her senior year.  Alexa has earned 11 varsity letters in the Aloha Athletics program.  She was a 2009 MAC Scholar Athlete.

Robel Haile
Jefferson High School
$5000 scholarship award

Robel is a senior at Jefferson High School’s Middle College for Advanced Studies where he is ranked #11 in his class.  He is the son of Elsa McKonnen and Kebede Amera.  Robel will attend University of Oregon in the fall and pursue a degree in biology.  His goal is to attend medical school and to serve with Doctors Without Borders.

Robel has played on the Varsity soccer team for Jefferson for three years.  He was named to the 5A Men’s Soccer All City Second Team in 2011.  Robel is a member of the Philosophy and Poetry clubs at Jefferson and won a Human Rights Day Poetry contest at PCC last year.

Taylor Bowen
David Douglas High School
$3000 scholarship award

Taylor is a senior at David Douglas High School where she has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA.  She is ranked #1 in her class.  She is the daughter of Suzanne and Tim Bowen.  Taylor will attend University of Oregon in the fall and pursue a degree in psychology.  Her goal is be a sports psychologist for a professional sport team.

Taylor has earned a varsity spot on the soccer and softball for all four years at David Douglas.  She was voted by her teammates as soccer team captain for two years.  Taylor is a member of the student council and a regular volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation. Taylor was a 2009 MAC Scholar Athlete.

Brian Wojahn
Wilson High School
$3000 scholarship award

Brian is a senior at Wilson High School where he has maintained a 3.72 GPA.  He is the son of Diane and Brent Wojahn.  Brian will attend Oregon State in the fall and pursue a degree in pre-med or perhaps a physician’s assistant program.

Brian participates in football and wrestling for Wilson.  He was voted MVP of the football team for his senior year.  Brian began wrestling as a sophomore, overcame an injury and won the State championship title for 5A 195lbs.  He is a fourth year Spanish language student and was awarded a scholarship to participate in a language and community service project in Costa Rica.  Brian was a 2009 MAC Scholar Athlete.