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HON. GREG WALDEN
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Monday, May 22, 2017
Mr. WALDEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in tribute to and memory of Hunter Hoeptner of Jackson County, Oregon, who passed away on May 9, 2017.
A resident of Eagle Point, Oregon, Hunter was a proud graduate of Eagle Point High School. Throughout school he displayed his tremendous leadership skills and commitment to serving others, even as a young man. Hunter served as class president at Eagle Point High and logged more than 100 hours of community service. He also led on the wrestling mat, where he won the Class 5A 160-pound State Championship for the Eagles in 2014. Long after graduation, he continued volunteering with the local youth wrestling program, inspiring others with his passion for the sport he loved.
That same tenacity and commitment to serving others motivated Hunter to serve his country in the Oregon Army National Guard.
He was assigned to Second Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion—186th Infantry Regiment, where he rose to the rank of Specialist and was preparing to attend Army Helicopter School.
Hunter’s character left an impact on his fellow soldiers, and the local community. Over 100 military personnel attended Hunter’s memorial service, which was complete with a military flyover.
Hunter’s family, friends, neighbors, and total strangers touched by his story packed the stands of Eagle Point High School’s football stadium to celebrate Hunter’s life. At just 21 years old, this young man’s life exemplified that of a community leader, star athlete, and American soldier devoted to serving others.
To Study: Any approved program of study.
To Attend: Any accredited vocational school, community college, four-year college, or university. The school must have federal Title IV designation.
Open To: Any current-year Eagle Point School senior who has been enrolled in the district for the past two years. The recipient(s) must have an outstanding record of volunteer work while enrolled as a student of Eagle Point School District 9 during their 11th and 12th grades. The recipient must demonstrate the traits of the scholarship namesake.
Selection Based Upon: The recipient must have an outstanding record of volunteer work while enrolled as a student of Eagle Point School District 9 during their 11th and 12th grades. Merit, classroom and related performance, grade point average, involvement in varsity athletics, community activities, and leadership will be used as additional selection criteria.