Students honor at EPHS Booster luncheon





About 40
attended the kick-off of the Eagle Point High School Boosters luncheons on
Sept. 11 at Abby’s.

The luncheons
will be held from 12- 1 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month at
Eagle Point Abby’s and on the 4th Thursday at Antonio’s.  Everyone is welcome to the no-host event.

At the Sept.
11 event, band director Tevya Robbins and students, Jennifer Canjura and Robert
McKay spoke followed by football coach Jacob Schauffler and students, Garrett
Davis and Austin Rowley. All four students are seniors and each is planning to
attend college.

Jennifer is
the EPHS band drum major. She is in the top 5%, on the Honor roll and in Honor
Band. She also participates in the jazz band.

"Being head
drum major presents you with so many leadership, community and character
building opportunities," said Jennifer. She said many tend to overlook the
educational part of the marching band, noting that it involves memorization,
remembering the moves and certainly staying in tune. She said she likes the
small town feel of the high school and being able to say "hi" to just about
everyone.

The students
were asked who their role model was. Jennifer said it was her youth minister,
Heather Rumple, whom she described as a woman of dignity, beauty and integrity.

Jennifer
wants to attend Franciscan University in Ohio to major in theology and minor in
psychology. She wants to be a youth or campus minister.

Robert McKay
plays tenor sax. He has a 3.979 gpa, is in the Top 5%, marched in Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade and toured Europe as an Oregon Ambassador of Music.

Robert said
he loves sending energy through music. "I love the applause, the joy I see in
an audience and the feel of a family in music."

"Teachers at
Eagle Point High try to have one-on-one relationships with all their students
and are always trying to assess each individual’s needs. The air of the school
is great, students are lively and troublesome kids are few." Robert said his
role model was his step dad. "He taught me that everything requires hard work
and dedication and that responsibility is key in all you do."

Robert plans
to go to a four-year college accredited in music programs.

Garrett Davis
participates in four sports- football, wrestling, baseball and track.

He is on the
Honor Roll, a member of the National Honor Society, earned honorable mention
all-state football, lettered in baseball and wrestling.  "Football is my first love. There is nothing
like playing in front of the home crowd and getting a win."

Garrett says
he likes EPHS, being part of the change and the good things that are going on
and knowing he had a hand in it.

He plans to
attend a university and play football. "I’m my own individual and don’t try to
be like anyone else."

Austin Rowley
plays football, basketball and participates in track and has letter in each. He
has a 3.9 g.p.a. and  been in the Top 5%
for three years, is on the Honor Roll, has received the Principal’s Award each
year. He was 1st team All Conference offense, 2nd team
All Conference Defense and  2nd
team All Conference in basketball.

 "All the
teachers are great. The administration that is in place now is making great
changes that students will really benefit from.

Austin’s
sister, Krystle, is his role model. She has achieved her goals, graduated from
college and is a registered nurse in Spokane where she works in the oncology
department.

Austin plans
to attend a four-year college to earn a degree in radiology or as a pharmacist
, and hopefully, play some football.

By
Nancy Leonard

Of The
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