Grange Co-op and Rogue Co-op Scholarships are merit-based. Awardees must meet all scholarship requirements and exemplify the criteria specified. Grange Co-op Scholarships strive to recognize and reward those who have the want and passion to pursue a postsecondary education. Grange Co-op congratulates all high school seniors of 2020 and applaud them for their hard work and commitment. Below are the 2020-2021 scholarship awardees.
Dominic Regli – $1,500
Dominic is from Humboldt County, California and has a GPA of 3.95. Dominic is FFA Regional Vice President, as well as his Senior Class President and Humboldt County 4-H Ambassador. As his school’s Varsity Team Captain, he enjoys playing football, as well as working on his family’s dairy farm, hanging out with his family and hiking in his free time. Dominic volunteers in St. Joseph Hospital’s surgical services and was California FFA’s State Extemporaneous Public Speaking Semi-Finalist. When asked who his biggest inspiration is, he said, “Betty Chinn because of her journey of walking thousands of miles to escape China and the suffering she had to do in order to reach her goal. Now days, she still wakes up at 3:00 in the morning in order to begin her meal preparation for the homeless in Eureka.” Betty Chinn has devoted her life to service and whenever Dominic finds he doubts himself, he looks to her perseverance and strength for inspiration to never give up, especially in his goal of becoming a medical doctor.
Ellie Kenagy – $1,500
Ellie is from Douglas County, Oregon where she attends Oakland High School. In addition to working on her family feeder cattle operation, Ellie maintains a 4.0 GPA while participating in sheep 4-H and FFA. When she’s not busy showing sheep, feeding cattle and opening gates, her hobbies include trying new cooking recipes, playing piano, reading, getting coffee with friends and shopping. When asked who her biggest inspiration is, she responded, “I cannot narrow it down to one person. I’m super grateful to be surrounded by good people who encourage me and inspire me in all the different aspects of my life. But deep down, I really do love Dolly Parton’s red nail polish, spunkiness, and candor about her faith.” Ellie is undecided on her exact university choice, however no matter where she decides to attend, she knows she will pursue Ag Communications and Pre- Law as her primary choice of study.
Josiah McMenamy – $1,500
Josiah is from Sutter County, California. With an outstanding GPA of 4.68, Josiah plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology upon graduating high school. He is particularly proud of his participation in track and field. Not only has he gained many new friends, but he has also discovered his love for the thrill of competition. Along with track and field, Josiah participates in high school wrestling, cross country, Interact community service and engineering club. His biggest inspirations are the teachers at his high school, who work tirelessly to help Josiah and other students understand course material. Josiah states, “I have been fortunate enough to learn from many of the same teachers for different classes, and I developed great admiration for all of them.” In his free time, Josiah enjoys tinkering with and building things. He also likes mountain biking with friends whenever he gets the chance.
Kealey Fife – $1,500
Kealey attends St. Mary’s High School in Jackson County, Oregon. She participates in Volleyball, Argentina Student Exchange, Oregon High School Equestrian Team, as well as participating in lamb and swine 4-H. Along with volunteering at the Southern Oregon Humane Society Animal Shelter, she maintains a GPA of 3.92. When asked what she is most proud of, her response was, “How far I’ve come and how much I have improved over the last few years with my horse.” She attributes her improvement and growth to her part on the high school equestrian team. Kealey will attend Washington State University in the fall. Her biggest inspiration is her grandmother because of her consistently positive attitude, and how she always gives Kealey the best advice. Kealey says her grandmother “Reminds me that I can do and become anything I want to.” Kealey’s favorite things to do in her free time include riding her horse and watching movies with her dogs.
Madison Brown – $1,500
Madison is from Myrtle Point, Oregon where she is President of her local FFA Chapter, 4-H Club and senior class. Maintaining a GPA of 3.74, Madison genuinely loves helping her school and community. She is looking forward to pursuing postsecondary education at Western Oregon University this upcoming fall. Her favorite activities include participating in sports – volleyball, basketball and track – along with working with her animals. She says her parents are her biggest influence and inspiration.
McKenzie Lowry – $1,500
McKenzie is from Siskiyou County, California. Along with a 4.1 GPA, she participates in volleyball, basketball, leadership and is commissioner of public relations at her local high school. Her most proud accomplishments have come from her experiences as a student athlete. McKenzie responded, “Pushing through trials as a team and staying together through everything is a motivator to do the same throughout life as well.” She looks forward to pursuing a college education at Brigham Young University upon graduation. Her biggest inspiration are her parents and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends like going on hikes, playing board games or just enjoying each other’s company.
Moriah Michaels – $1,500
Moriah is from Douglas County, Oregon. She participates in FFA, volleyball, basketball, track and has been class officer throughout high school, holding positions such as Activities Coordinator, Secretary and twice as Class President. While being involved in multiple leadership activities throughout high school, she maintained a 3.91 GPA and is most proud of her success within FFA and athletics. She says, “These two experiences have taught me the true meaning of becoming a leader and encouraging those around me.” Her biggest inspiration is her father, Troy Michaels. Upon graduating high school, Moriah looks to attend University of Idaho. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking and riding horses.
Olivia Jarrett – $1,500
Olivia is from Colusa, California where she participates in her local FFA as Chapter President. She also plays tennis and is a member of California Scholarship Federation, Associated Student Body and Colusa-Glenn Farm Credit Youth Lending Program Marketing. She maintains a 3.7 GPA all while working as a Bookkeeper, Receptionist and Office Assistant – at three separate locations! She is most proud of her involvement in her local FFA chapter, maintaining one of the highest GPAs in school and her work ethic. She looks to pursue postsecondary education at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and she says her biggest inspiration is her tutor Mrs. Welcome, “Because she motivates me to work my hardest. She has selflessly reviewed countless scholarship and college applications for me and is largely responsible for my academic success.” In her free time Olivia enjoys working outside with her fair lamb during warm spring months.
Sabine Graetsch – $2,000
Our top recipient of the Rogue Co-op Scholarship is Sabine Graetsch, a student at Henley High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon. With a GPA of 3.91, Sabine is Vice President and member of the National Honor Society. She has participated in tennis, her local FFA chapter, 4-H equestrian and pygmy goat project, as well as high school equestrian team. She was a Chief Science Officer of Southern Oregon and taught STEM and Agriculture in after school programs as well. She looks to attend veterinary school at Oregon State University upon graduating high school. Her biggest inspirations are her parents and she is most proud of her involvement in FFA. We also recognize her for efforts and entrepreneurship towards her Meals on Wheels for Pets program. She created this custom program to help feed the pets of Meals on Wheels recipients. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, riding horses and playing tennis.
Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients and we wish you the very best in your future endeavors!