Three students received $26,000 in 2014 Allison, Owen and Bridgette pictured with Julie Vigeland,Foundation President

2014 Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Program Recipients

Each year the Multnomah Athletic Foundation has the privilege of awarding the Joe Loprinzi scholarships. Here are the outstanding individuals who will be pursuing their dreams in college this fall.

Bridgette Lang
Jefferson High School
$10,000 Scholarship

Bridgette is a graduate of Jefferson High School where she has maintained a 3.97 GPA. She is the daughter of Tania Porter and Jason Lang. Bridgette will attend DePauw University (Indiana) in the fall while participating in the Science Research Fellows program. Her goal is to attend medical school at OSHU and become a trauma surgeon.

Bridgette participated in volleyball, softball, basketball and track and field for Jefferson High School. She was elected captain of the basketball team in her senior year. Bridgette played club volleyball in the winter and spring for all four years of high school.

Bridgette has been active in student government as the Student Body and Senior Class President. Her community work includes serving on the Multnomah Youth Commission as Co-Chair of the Health and Wellness committee and working as an internship at the Knight Cancer Institute’s OTRI lab. As part of the Jefferson Middle College program, she has completed 34 college credits towards her Bachelors degree.

Allison Martinez
Aloha High School
$8,000 Scholarship

Allison is a graduate of Aloha High School with a GPA of 4.309. She is the daughter of Dianne and Ken Martinez. Allison will attend Santa Clara University (California) in the fall and pursue a degree in political science. Her dream is to attend law school and work toward equal rights for minorities in our communities.

Allison ran cross country and track for four years at Aloha. Her running awards include 1st Team All –Metro and 2nd Team All-State, two team captain positions and varsity letters for each high school season track and cross country season.

As the student body president, Allison is focused on the school’s Holiday Sharing and Sparrow programs. She has volunteered as a coach and as a meet director for Catholic Youth Organization track league. Last year, she served as the championship meet director managing over a thousand athletes, volunteers and officials.

Owen McLafferty
Grant High School
$8,000 scholarship

Owen is a graduate of Grant High School where he has a 3.98 GPA. He is the son of Tracy and Mike McLafferty. Owen will attend Chapman University (California) in the fall to study business and play baseball. His goal is to find a way to combine his interests in graphic design and marketing.

Owen played baseball for four years at Grant High School. He has been a Varsity starter as a junior, All City 1st Team and the state defensive stat leader. Owen is currently the Varsity team’s shortstop and team captain, and leads his squad in batting.

Owen is involved in music through percussion and singing in the a cappella group Hooked on Harmonics. He is an active part of the Grant High School Mendrills, a boys spirit group for school assemblies and games. Owen has been a volunteer counselor and trainer for the Bike First! program for 7 years offering a steady hand and encouragement during the summer camp.

Additional Loprinzi finalists were:

  • Alyssa Fuji of Tualatin High School
  • Kyeanna Henry of Parkrose High School and
  • Kenna Meinhart of Wilson High School