Oregon golfers win scholarships

Tony Steward Memorial Scholarship recipients this year are (left to right) Ryan Fox, Ava Hackman, Alexys Davis and Kendra Ehrler. Pictured with them are Shane Stuart and Jan Steward, Tony's wife.

4 members of OHS golf team awarded Tony Steward Memorial Scholarships

OREGON — Four members of the Oregon High School golf team, Ryan Fox, Ava Hackman, Alexys Davis and Kendra Ehrler, were each awarded a $1,000 Tony Steward Memorial Scholarship last week.

This scholarship was formed in honor of Tony by his good friends, Shane Stuart and OHS golf team coach Jim Spratt. The scholarship is given to golf team members who have been on the golf team for four years. An annual golf outing is played at Silver Ridge Golf Course every April to raise funds for the scholarships. Most days you would see Tony at Silver Ridge, where he formed many friendships through the years. Silver Ridge Golf Course is also where Coach Spratt and the golf team practice.

Fox will be attending Florida Institute of Technology, majoring in aerospace engineering. Hackman will be attending Carl Sandburg College to earn a bachelor of science in nursing. Davis will be attending Bradley University, majoring in biology. Ehrler will be attending St. Norbert College, also majoring in biology.