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Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five exceptional students. The Excellence in Leadership scholarships were awarded to three Tillamook County high school seniors, a Morrow County high school senior and one continuing college student.

June 18, 2010
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five exceptional students. The Excellence in Leadership scholarships were awarded to three Tillamook County high school seniors, a Morrow County high school senior and one continuing college student.

The scholarships are $2,000 each, and the recipients are Hayden Bush, Jacinda Thomas, Eileen West, Alexander Carlson and Kelly Powell.

Hayden Bush is a graduate of Tillamook High School. His goal is to attend Oregon State University and work towards obtaining a master’s degree and certification to teach agricultural education. He is the son of Mike and Lori Bush.

Jacinda Thomas will be attending George Fox University in the fall to study English in order to pursue a goal of teaching. Jacinda is a graduate of Tillamook High School and the daughter of Clair and Pat Thomas.

Eileen West, also a graduate of Tillamook High School, will attend the University of Montana in Missoula to study English and photography. She is the daughter of Blain and Teresa West.

The scholarship for a Morrow County student was awarded to Alex Carlson. Alex is a graduate of Ione High School and the son of Clint and Sarah Carlson in Ione, Ore. Alex plans to study biology and chemistry and work towards a career as a psychopharmacologist.

Kelly Powell received the scholarship for a continuing college student. Kelly is studying general agriculture and agricultural education at Oregon State University. She graduated from Tillamook High School in 2007 and is the daughter of Keith and Barbara Powell. Rewarding leadership and service to the community, as well as encouraging students to attain a post-high school education, is the basis of TCCA’s Excellence in leadership scholarship program. Since 2003, TCCA has awarded 36 scholarships to students in recognition of their excellence in leadership, community and school involvement, and scholastic achievement.

About Tillamook County Creamery Association
Established in 1909, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) prides themselves on their commitment to providing families with the most consistent, best tasting, highest quality dairy products made in the most natural way possible. The farmer-owned cooperative is famously known for its award-winning, naturally aged cheddars and is quickly becoming one of the top dairy brands in the country. Tillamook offers a variety of cheese, ice cream, butter, sour cream and yogurt products.