Scholarship Dessert donations best in 3 years

Despite the economic hard time or perhaps because of it, those attending the 24th annual Scholarship Dessert gave more financial support this year than in the two previous years. In fact, this year’s donations were nearly $1,000 more than last year. Donations amounted to $6,520 this year. Last year the figure was $5,680 and in 2008 the figure was $6,000.

It was a festive evening. Girls in their party dresses, guys in shirts and some with ties, all 40-members of the EPHS National Honor Society, kept coffee and water coming and generally assisted guests.

Mike Bowles served as master of ceremonies and provided history of scholarship program. Over the 24 years, 370 students have received scholarships as a result of the Scholarship Dessert donors. Lat year, 18 students were so honored. Scholarships are given based on GPA and SAT scores. In addition there is a community service award scholarship. One half of the proceeds of last week’s dessert will be put into the D-9 Foundation endowed fund with Oregon Community foundation. The other half will be given in scholarships.

Hank Rademacher, a 1985 graduate of Eagle Point High School, who operates Country Financial in Eagle Point, was the guest speaker.

Entertainment was provided by Frank Ricci, who delighted the audience with music mostly from the 50s. He appears at the Red Lion on Friday and Saturday nights.
By Nancy Leonard
OF the Independent

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