On March 17, the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) awarded scholarships under the Colonel Eric R. Osborne Scholarship Program. As with past years experience, the Selection Committee was impressed by the high quality of all the students interviewed. They were articulate, of high academic standing, active in a variety of school activities and excellent citizens of their community. All were highly deserving of the scholarships. There were seven scholarships awarded to students from Douglas, Tombstone, and Sierra Vista. The area recipients included:
Submitted photo Two Douglas students were recently honored at the awards ceremony. Pictured, from left, is Allen Rossow, President, Coronado Chapter, MOAA, Jessica Parker, Omar Lopez, Rachel Clemmer, Erich Hernandez and John Black, Scholarship Director, Coronado Chapter, MOAA.
√ Erich Hernandez will be graduating from Douglas High School with a 3.73 GPA and ranked 20th in a class of 316. Erich has been very active in his high school career. He has excelled in many leadership positions; ending his senior year as the Student Body President. Other successful leadership experiences include, Freshman Class Vice President, Sophomore Class President, Junior Class Treasurer, President of the Key Club, Treasurer of both the Academic Decathlon and Environmental Clubs. Erich also earned three Varsity Letters in Golf and worked at the Cochise Pets and Wildlife Zoo and the City of Douglas Golf Course. Under the auspices of the People to People International and the Global Young Leaders Conference, Erich has traveled as a student ambassador to England, France, Italy, Washington D.C. and China. He earned the money to pay for his participation in these events by organizing and running various fundraisers. Erich plans to attend the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University and within the next 20 years will be an engineer working for Apple in Southern California.