“Reading the stories and accomplishments of these young students is truly inspiring,” said Rob Stuart, President, and Chief Executive Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “We couldn’t be more impressed by the impact these remarkable seniors have had on their schools and community so early in their lives, and we wish them continued success in their future endeavors.”
OnPoint and the OSAA awarded $15,000 in scholarships this year, including two $5,000 scholarships and five $1,000 scholarships. The Scholar Program honors graduating seniors who have achieved a 3.50 or higher unweighted cumulative GPA, and have earned either a varsity letter in an OSAA-sanctioned sport or competed in an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Winners were selected based on academic achievement, community leadership, two letters of recommendation, and three essay questions on how participating in OSAA activities has either taught them a lesson or helped them achieve their goals.
“These seniors have worked incredibly hard throughout their high school career, and we are thrilled to recognize their accomplishments,” said Peter Weber, Executive Director, Oregon School Activities Association. “We look forward to witnessing the impact they will continue to have on our community.”
Clackamas High School’s student Masaki Lew won one of the $1,000 scholarships. Congratulations to Masaki.
Masaki Lew of Clackamas High School helps vulnerable people in his community and across the world. As a Boy Scout, he led his troop to help build a library for Rose Haven Domestic Violence Shelter. He advocated for homeless and food insecurity issues on the Happy Valley Youth Council, World Oregon, and as a US Youth Ambassador in Argentina. Lew achieved a 4.0 GPA and served as a senior captain for the Clackamas swim team. He will attend Williams College.