Hells Canyon Mule Days - Max Walker Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing Excellence In Our Wallowa County Youth


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2016 Hells Canyon Mule Days Max Walker Memorial Scholarship Winners:

The Hells Canyon Mule Days Board of Directors are pleased to award three $1000.00 scholarships to three Wallowa County high school seniors. 


The first annual Max Walker Memorial Scholarship was given in the 2004-2005 school year for one
scholarship in the amount of $1000.00, and was awarded to Wallowa High School student Lindsay Easom.


With the continuing success of the Hells Canyon Mule Days event and the mule days board of directors
being focused on supporting the youth of our county, made the decision in 2006 to increase the number of
scholarships to three $1000.00 awards starting for 2006-2007 school year. To date Hells Canyon Mule Days has awarded a total of $32,000.00 to Wallowa County students to help further their academic goals. 


This year’s scholarships were granted to Emily George, daughter of Richard and Valerie George, from Wallowa High School and she will be attending Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon and major in Psychology. Will McCadden, son of Kevin and Melanie McCadden, from Enterprise High School will be attending Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, and study Sports Management. Natalie  Williams, daughter of Robert & Stephanie Williams, from Joseph Charter School and she plans to attend Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and major in Bio Health Science.


Once again this year, there was a strong field of applicants and each one was very deserving. The scholarship committee had a very difficult time selecting only three scholarship winners from the qualified students. The committee was impressed by the diverse goals of Emily, Will and Natalie, and their character evaluation references, career choices and leadership qualities.

The HCMD Board of Directors congratulates each student and wishes them a successful and enjoyable freshman year as they pursue their college education.