The Oregon nominees for the National Head Start Association Scholarships and Awards are:
• Beating the Odds Parent Award- Tifini Wright, Southern Oregon Head Start
• Helen Hollingshed Taylor Memorial Scholarship for Staff- Heather Trusty, Clackamas County Children's Commission Head Start
• Ron Herndon Head Start Parent Scholarship-
We remember Senator Roberts for his skilled service as a leader of the Education and Human Resources Subcommittees and was a leader in establishing state funding for the Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten Program. His dedication to children and families, commitment to the disabled, advocacy for early childhood education and Head Start, and his unwavering commitment to education at every level made him a hero for thousands of Oregonians. In his honor the Oregon Head Start Association awards three scholarships annually.
This year the Frank Robert’s Memorial Scholarship winners are
• Graduating High School Senior- Hannah Parks, Head Start of Harney County
Richard C. (Dick) Alexander, business leader and entrepreneur, had a deep commitment to focusing resources where they could make the greatest difference: early childhood. He was the architect of the Ready for School campaign which leveraged the power of business and civic leaders to secure an additional $39 million in state funding for Oregon Head Start Pre-kindergarten’