Shattering Expectations in the Pool and Beyond

A student athlete’s swimming success story

Getting into college wasn’t a problem for Fernanda Rodriguez. The MAC Scholar Athlete and 2017 David Douglas graduate had great grades, was deeply involved in her community and was among the best swimmers in the state in the breaststroke. But paying for college was a different story.

Rodriguez’s family had limited resources, and she had limited access to federal funds typically available to graduating seniors. On top of that, her parents...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Abdinasir Hussein

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Elite Runner Goes the Distance

Track and field student athlete shines in sports and academics

As a refugee from Somalia, Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Abdinasir Hussein has overcome extraordinary challenges. Hussein spent much of his childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp, then time in Dallas, Texas and Washington state before finally landing in Portland, Oregon. During those unsettled years, the thought of attending school on a regular basis – much less college – simply seemed out of...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Rasheed Tarhuni

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A Soccer Star and More

Gifted student athlete excels academically and connects with the community

A talented and accomplished soccer player, Loprinzi scholarship recipient Abdelrasheed Tarhuni also pushes himself academically, and makes connecting with the community a priority.

This past fall, Tarhunicompleted his fourth season playing on Tigard High School Men’s Varsity soccer team, which won the Three Rivers league championship for the second year in a row. He was also...

Loprinzi Scholarship Recipient Kaylee Mo

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In Pursuit of Excellence

Student athlete achieves winning results through commitment, resolve and determination

Loprinzi Scholarship recipient Kaylee Mo’s achievements can be attributed to her drive, focus and a sense of purpose, whether applied to academics, athletics or extra-curricular activities.

At Tualatin High School, Mo earned an impressive 4.48 GPA while pursuing an IB diploma candidate. And that’s just the beginning. While maintaining a high level of academic...