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 post-secondary education. Grange Co-op congratulates all high school seniors of 2021 and applauds them for their hard work and commitment. Below are the 2021-2022 scholarship awardees.
Makayla Frias – $1,500
Makayla is from Colusa, Ca. where she attends Colusa High School. With a GPA of 4.14, Makayla is actively involved and holds leadership roles in FFA, FBLA, and ASB. Her hobbies include playing softball, shopping, spending time with her friends and family, and working out. Her biggest inspiration is her mom, Makayla states, “She has always been the one to push me to be better, whether that is athletically, academically, or as an individual. My mom has never failed to be present at every milestone in my life and she has set a successful path for herself in a career. I hope that one day as a mother, I can come close to follow.” Upon graduation, Makayla plans to attend The College of Idaho.
Arielle McMahan – $1,500
Arielle hails from Central Point, Or. and attends Eagle Point High School. President of the Eagle Point FFA chapter and secretary of the Southern Oregon District, Arielle is most proud of her accomplishments in her FFA career. Arielle breeds hogs and shows market lambs for fair. Her biggest inspiration is her mom, she states, “She pushes me to my best. I’ve seen her go through so much and still be successful.” Upon Graduation, Arielle plans to go to Southern Oregon University.
Janelle Shumway – $1,500
Hailing from Ashland Or., Janelle attends Ashland High School. Janelle enjoys skiing, snowboarding, and rafting in her free time. Janelle is very active in her 4-H club and is most proud of the experiences and accomplishments she has had through the 4-H program. She has learned so much from raising animals and has taken what she’s learned to help other kids in her club. Janelle’s biggest inspiration is her grandpa Fred Clark. Janelle states, “I have had the opportunity to observe his work ethic and religious commitment.” In the fall of 2021, Janelle plans on going to Brigham Young University, Idaho.
Reilly Eiynck – $1,500
Reilly Eiynck of Medford Or. attends South Medford High School. As captain of the varsity swim team, Reilly has been able to lead her team to success and is most proud of her team’s hard work and determination. Her biggest inspirations are her teachers and coaches. Eiynck states, “They dedicate their entire careers to helping us learn and grow and they motivate and encourage us every step of the way.” Reilly enjoys being outdoors hiking, skiing, and biking. In the fall, Reilly plans to attend University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Amelia Moore – $1,500
Amelia Moore attends Hosanna Christian Academy in Klamath Falls Or. Amelia is president of the National Honor Society at Hosanna Christian, president of her horse 4-H club, and works as a vet tech assistant at a local veterinary clinic in Klamath Falls, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. When asked who her biggest inspiration is, Janelle states, “My parents and grandparents. They have been incredible role models and have shown me what hard work, dedication and perseverance truly mean.” Amelia plans to attend Emory and Henry College in the fall.
Cameron Carr – $1,500
Attending Gridley High School, Cameron Carr is from Biggs, Ca. Cameron is top 5 of his class all while playing football, baseball, basketball and maintaining an active standing as a Gridley FFA member. When asked who his biggest inspiration is he states, “My dad is definitely the biggest inspiration in my life. He has been such an amazing father and I am forever grateful he is in my life. My dad has coached my football, basketball, and baseball teams throughout my childhood. He is intelligent, hardworking, and can fix everyone’s problems. He has instilled in me the importance of going to church and acting in a way that would please God and my family.” Cameron will be attending Boise State University come fall.
Colton Wright – $1,500
Attending Lost River High School, Colton is from Merrill, Or. Colton is president of his FFA chapter and Vice President of the Southern Oregon FFA district. Colton Spends his time advocating for agriculture and working on his family farm. With a GPA of 3.89, Colton is in the top 5 of his class. Upon graduation, Colton plans on attending Boise State University.
Jonwyn Ayres – $1500
Jonwyn lives in Rogue River and attends Rogue River High School. As a very active member of the Rogue River FFA chapter, Jonwyn has competed in Prepared public speaking, livestock judging, Job Interview and raises Angus show cattle. In March of 2021, Jonwyn was elected the 2021-2022 Oregon FFA State Secretary. Her biggest inspiration is her grandpa Bob. Jonwyn states, “His resilience, persistence, and goal-driven mindset has been my example through life.” Jonwyn plans to attend Black Hawk College upon completion of office.
Kelsea Whiting – $2,000
Kelsea is the recipient of our Rogue Co-op’s Scholarship. Kelsea is from Colusa Ca., and attends Colusa High School. Ranked first in her class with a 4.21 GPA, Kelsea is the California State President for FBLA, varsity cheer captain, and CSF. She also participates in ASB, class government, all while running a photography business and a direct sales company she started when she was 12 years old. Her biggest inspiration is her FBLA advisor, Ms. Nikole Burg. Upon graduation, Kelsea plans to attend Rice University.