5 children of Ore. corrections workers win scholarship awards
The awards go to sons and daughters of correctional staff who have demonstrated academic excellence
By Bryan Denson
PORTLAND — Five children of Oregon corrections employees have been named winners of the 2014 Association of State Correctional Administrators Susan M. Hunter Correctional Scholarships.
The awards go to sons and daughters of correctional staff who have demonstrated academic excellence.
Here are the five:
Samantha Belleque is a graduate of Blanchet Catholic School and is entering her sophomore year at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where she majors in accounting. This is her second Hunter Scholarship. Belleque's father is an institutions administrator for the Department of Corrections. She received a $500 scholarship.
Kaitlyn Coakley, a 2011 graduate of North Salem High School, is entering her senior year at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. This is her fourth year as a Hunter Scholarship recipient. Her father is a health services technician at Columbia River Correctional Institution. She received a $500 scholarship.
Taylor Dodge graduated from Dallas High School this year and is entering her freshman year at the University of Oregon. She plans on studying human physiology. She is the daughter of a parole officer. She won a $1,000 scholarship.
Justin Harris is entering his junior year at Oregon State University, where he is an Honors College student studying biology with the goal of attending medical school. This is Harris' third year as a Hunter Scholarship recipient. Harris's father is a release services manager at the Department of Corrections' central office. He received a $500 scholarship.
Selena Ortiz was a 2012 gradudate of Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho. She has just begun her junior year at Boise State University, majoring in Criminal Justice. Her father is a correctional officer at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. She received a $1,000 scholarship.