Jason joined the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals team at WHS his senior year. His class raised more than $50,000 to donate to their local children's hospital. At Oregon State, he joined his university's Miracle Network Dance Marathon program: Beavs Helping Kids. Heading into his junior year he has been elected as the Executive Chair for Hospital Family Relations, while also working in a research lab that focuses on Oregon bees helping graduate students with their research and starting some of his own.
This summer he is going to be a START leader for freshman orientation. Jason says, "In order to be successful one must accept that they are different. Different can lead to greater ideas."
Lexie was a student coordinator for Willamette High School's Children's Miracle Network fundraiser beginning her freshman year. She became the groups Head Coordinator her Junior and Senior years while also participating on the school's soccer team. Her junior year she was selected as the Business Student of the Year, Senior year she joined leadership and was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Now at the University of Oregon, she has been selected as a Public Relations / Marketing Executive Chair for UO Miracle, a Miracle Network Dance Marathon program. On her continued involvement in philanthropy, "Community service is something I do, not to get anything back from it, but to see things change for the better".
In high school David was first aid certified, competed in Track & Field and began his commitment to Kids Helping Kids in the Eugene area. As a Senior he was a part of the same group as Jason Foss and Lexie Crabb that raised more than $50,000 for their local children's hospital. For the past two years he has continued going back to volunteer his time with his alma mater as an advisor to that same program all while attending the University of Oregon, working multiple jobs and being a part of Onyx House, a Christian Co-op that focuses on campus ministry and developing strong family values.
Quentin is an Eagle Scout who participated in football, wrestling, golf and student government when he was in high school. He is the most proud of his Eagle Scout Award because of the time and effort that went into obtaining it. The Scouts taught Quentin great lessons about character, leadership and teamwork. Quentin says, “There is always someone less fortunate out there than I am and to help them is the greatest service of gratitude. Whether it's a part of a team or as the leader of a group, it is important to get the job done while building strong camaraderie.”
Now in college, Quentin has joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon house, volunteering in many Greek philanthropies. He also joined the Italian Club and is currently the Sports Marketing Intern for OSU Athletic Department.
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Leading has always been something that Brittany has been compelled to. In her time at Liberty High School she attended conferences for the Oregon Association of Student Councils and was thoroughly involved with Interact Club where she served as Vice President her Sophomore year and then President her Junior year. With all of that, she also participated in cheerleading where her squad won a National Championship.
Brittany is most proud of being accepted to work to plan Leadership Launch at Arizona State University in concert with the Student Alumni Association. The field of applicants was enormous and only a handful ended up being selected to work toward creating this program.
Brittany says, "Community Service and Leadership is something that is very important to me because making a difference in others lives is one of the best feelings in the world. Seeing the smiles on someones face and knowing that you helped create it is priceless."
As a junior in high school, Katie has been and continues to be heavily involved with National Honor Society, The International Thespian Society and the leadership program at Redmond Proficiency Academy. With her involvement in Cadre at RPA, Katie works with students are the school outside of the Leadership class to have ownership over the quality of their environment and helping to constantly provide support to peers acclimatin to new circumstances.
Theater and performance are huge parts of Katie's story. Dating back to her time in middle school she has been involved in high school theater productions in smaller capacities and now as a high schooler has begun landing leading roles. In State competitions for Theater, Katie is a 4 time qualifier.
In the near future, Katie wants to bring Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising to her school.