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Karissa Hadermann and Alyssa Alhers have been selected to receive the North Tillamook County Women’s Association Scholarship awards for 2020. Both are outstanding seniors at Neah-Kah-Nie High School.

Karissa is an honor student, member of the National Honor Society and recognized by the American Association of University Women for STEM achievements in the area of mathematics. She competed at the state level on the cross country and track and field teams, serving as captain of both teams. Karissa is also active in the Forest to the Sea Camp program, the Garibaldi Fire Department, and the fishing charter community of the Port of Garibaldi. Karissa is enrolled in the Natural Resources program at Oregon State University and Honors College.

Alyssa excels in choral music. Along with leadership roles in the NKN choir, she served as peer-mentor for the Middle and HIgh School Adaptive Choir. Allysa performed with the Oregon Music Educators Association Honor Choir for 3 years. Last summer, she traveled across Europe and sang with the Oregon Ambassadors of Music Choir. Alyssa is also a member of the speech and debate team and NKN band. Allysa is accepted at both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University to study music.

The North Tillamook County Women’s Association Scholarship was originated by Jan Markle in 2007 to recognize graduating female students of Neah-Kah-Nie High School. In addition, grants are provided to several community groups, as directed by the organization’s motto ‘Women helping women of all ages and circumstances help make lives, families and community stronger.’ To donate to the North Tillamook County Women’s Association scholarship fund, contact the organization at PO Box 73, Manzanita, OR 97130.

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