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Keslie Keller, Sophia Youngblood plan to attend an accredited college or university in Oregon

The Oregon City Woman's Club awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Oregon City High School seniors Keslie Keller and Sophia Youngblood.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Alice Hayden, president of the Oregon City Woman's Club, introduces scholarship winners Sophia Youngblood and Keslie Keller at a recent club meeting. The idea of offering a scholarship was presented to the club in 2017, and in 2018 an application form was approved and put online. The scholarship is for seniors who attend a high school in Oregon City, and who were planning on attending an accredited college or university in Oregon in 2019, said Alice Hayden, chair of the scholarship committee.

Keller will attend Oregon State University, where she will major in public health with a minor in business. She intends to become a pediatric nurse.

"I participated in National Honor Society, Student Council, International Seminar, Link Crew, and varsity soccer as well as Lunch Buddies," she said.

Keller also works part time at an early childhood education center.

Youngblood will attend Western Oregon University and plans to become an elementary school teacher.

"I participated in volleyball, track and field, International Seminar, Link Crew and Avid Cadet Program," she said.

Youngblood works part time at a local day care and volunteers at the Saturday Market.

The Oregon City Woman's Club is dedicated to improving and enhancing the lives of others in the community. The almost 50-member club volunteers to raise funds that are then donated to the organizations that support the club's goal of making a difference, said club President Beverly Spilseth.

The next meeting of the Oregon City Woman's Club will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Oregon City Elks Club, third-floor ballroom, 610 McLoughlin Blvd., Oregon City. The speaker will be Eban Polk, resource conservation, Clackamas County. All are welcome to attend. The group also will be collecting stuffed animals and quilts for The Children's Center.

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