2013 Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Program Recipients
Beaverton High School
$9000 Scholarship Award
Greg is a graduate of Beaverton High School where he has maintained a 4.129 GPA. She is the daughter of Steve and Malinda Marshall. Greg will attend University of Chicago in the fall and pursue a degree in biochemistry. His goal is to continue onto medical school and then return to Portland.
Greg participated in football and track for Beaverton High School. His football awards include 3 varsity letters, two-time all league linebacker and team captain. Greg has been named to the academic all league team – twice for football and twice for track.
Greg was part of a four person team that created and presented an anti-bullying program for a middle school. He attended the Highland Park school and wanted to give back in a meaningful way. He also is certified to officiate youth and high school soccer. Greg was a 2011 MAC Scholar Athlete.
Benson Polytechnic High School
$6000 Scholarship Award
Taylor is a graduate of Benson Polytechnic High School with a GPA of 3.43. Taylor will attend University of Oregon in the fall and pursue a degree in sports marketing. Her dream is to work with athletes, promoting clothing lines or shoes and graduate from college in the minimum amount of time.
Taylor played basketball and soccer for all four years at Benson. She also played softball for three years. She was a captain for several years in all three sports. She has been involved in planning the school’s homecoming activities and school assemblies.
Taylor took the initiative to find ways to help recruit eight grade students to get involved at Benson. Tackling all sorts of questions as she does talks to students including tough one like bullying – which she handles with honesty and sincerity.
Jefferson High School
$6000 scholarship award
Eryka is a graduate of Jefferson High School where she has a 3.62 GP. She is the daughter of Robyn Harris. Eryka will attend University of Oregon in the fall majoring in Sports Business.
Eryka has played Varsity basketball and volleyball throughout high school. She has been the captain of the Basketball and Volleyball teams at Jefferson. She was PIL Honorable Mention in Volleyball in 2011.
Eryka is active in student government and currently serves as the senior class vice president. She is a summer coach for Self Enhancement Inc. and the Salvation Army. Eryka volunteers with the Oregon Minority leadership conference. Her involvement with the Minds Matter mentoring program allowed her to experience summer programs in American University in Washington DC and University of Pennsylvania.
$4,000 Scholarship Award
One of the 2012 Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, Alexa is finishing her first year at Pacific University with a 3.8 GPA. She made the Dean’s List and works as a Certified Nursing Assistant on the weekends. Alexa plans an accelerated graduation of May 2014 followed by pursuing a Master’s degree as Physician Assistant.
Additional Loprinzi finalists were:
- Beau Duronslet of Central Catholic High School
- Kelly O’Neill of Lakeridge High School and
- Philip Blatt of Wilson High School