The Tigard Chamber of Commerce (TCC) is pleased to announce
the 2019 recipients of the Tigard Shining Stars Scholarship Awards. Each
recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship made possible by a generous
donation from Pride Disposal, Metro West Ambulance and roughly 80 businesses
who are members of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce. Applicants were judged based
on career plans, extracurricular and/ or work activities, scholastic
achievement and letters of recommendation. Please join us in congratulating the
following students for earning this highly competitive scholarship:
- Rachelle Diaz-Boyas, Tigard High School
- Jennifer Hernandez-Botello, Tigard High School
- Enrique Marshall, Tualatin High School
- Sydney Oleson, Tualatin High School
has participated in her church’s choir for the last 5 years. She also
volunteers at summer camps each summer and plays soccer for the club and school. For work, she coaches junior league soccer
and teaches Spanish to kids. While doing so, she has maintained a 3.2/ 3.4
weighted GPA. Teachers describe her as
kind, compassionate and tenacious.
Rachelle plans to go to a four year college and major in
business with a minor in psychology. She would like to have a career where she
can work in mental health and financial accounting. She will be the first
generation in her family to attend college!
Jennifer Hernandez-Botello is an
officer for the Mecha club. She assists in planning meetings, volunteers in the
community and performs cultural dances at assemblies. She is also a peer tutor
and has spent 450 hour helping students with disabilities in their classes and
in the community. Her jobs have included
working at West Hill Health & Rehab, and most recently Starbucks. While
doing so she has maintained a 3.6/ 3.8 weighted GPA. Teachers and employers describe her as
motivated and intuitive with a great
Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to open her own café shop. She
is so passionate about this goal that she got a job at Starbucks to get
relevant experience! After high school, she will be going to college to study
business and then work to open her own business.
Enrique Marshall is part of the Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA), Tualatin High School Advanced Business Procedures, Varsity Tennis Team,
the high school’s newspaper, National Art Honors Society, Film Club, Homework
Club, and the National Honor Society. All while working at Nordstrom and
maintaining a 3.98/ 4.2 weighted GPA.
Teachers and counselors describe him as a natural leader,
extremely creative, compassionate and inquisitive and highly
collaborative. Enrique plans to go to
college in New York, NY at the Fashion Institute of Technology to major in
fashion design and minor in Spanish and color studies.
is on the varsity track team. She is also in Key Club, Amnesty International
Club, Health Occupations Students of America, Concert Choir and on the Concert
Planning Committee. She has been a Red
Cross Blood Drive Coordinator executing a flawless blood drive at Tualatin High
and Summer Youth Corps member. While doing so, she has maintained a 3.46/ 3.48
Teachers and the Red Cross describe her as self-starter, an
excellent communicator with a passion to help others. Sydney plans to attend a four-year university
and receive a degree in medicine. This would allow her to serve the people who
need health care the most. She plans to work overseas with Doctors Without
Borders as a Radiologist working in humanitarian aid.
Our congratulation again to all four recipients. These
scholarships will be formally presented with other Tigard volunteer and
business awards at Tigard’s 2019 Shining Stars Community Awards Gala. The event
will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 5:30 to 9 PM at the Embassy
Suites – Washington Square, our event location host. With a theme of travel,
this elegant themed event includes a silent auction, dinner, dessert dash,
awards and more. Tickets are $60 per person. Get ready to travel the world and
join us to celebrate Tigard!
For further details about the Tigard Shining Stars Community
Awards Gala, please contact the Tigard Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or
or go to our website at www.Tigardchamber.org.