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Semifinalists for Future First Citizen announced

{child_byline}SANNE GODFREY

The News-Review


Ashtyn Hooten, Brighid Rickman, Colby Fairbairn, Isabelle Hervey and Quinlan Wedge were named semifinalist for the 2020 Future First Citizen Award by the Roseburg High School Foundation.

The students will share $26,000 in scholarships, with the winner earning $10,000 toward college tuition and the other four finalist receiving $4,000 each.

A winner will be announced at the Roseburg High School Foundation Scholarship Banquet scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 17 at the high school’s student center.

All semifinalists will be interviewed by a panel that includes a representative from the foundation, a past winner of the award and three local business leaders who donated to the scholarship fund.

Future First Citizen was an award initiated about 20 years ago. It was originally hosted by the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce, but Roseburg High school Foundation is now overseeing the award and announced the return of the honor after a one-year hiatus.

Semifinalist are recognized as future leaders, volunteers, supporters and role models who will make a difference in their community.

Tickets for the inaugural scholarship banquet are on sale for $10 each. Information: or

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Parents: David and Stacey Rickman.

GPA: 4.0

College plans: Oregon State Honors, Stanford University.

Area of study: Medicine.

Career goals: Emergency physician.

Activities/honors: Red Cross blood drives, Distinguished Young Woman of Oregon, National Honor Society Vice President, Brain Bowl Vice President, Interact, Link Crew. Volunteer for Friends of Umpqua Valley K9 and Festival of Trees. Four years with swim team. Three-Time Academic Feather Recipient.

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Parents: Joe and Karlyn Hooten.

GPA: 3.98.

College plans: University of Oregon.

Area of study: Double-major in history and anthropology.

Career goals: Archaeology and eventually museum curating.

Activities/Honors: Volunteer at Douglas County Museum and Fullerton IV Elementary School, gave time feeding the homeless, member of Interact, National Honor Society, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Link Crew, and Umpqua Valley Youth Orchestra. Founder of the popular Peanut Butter Club.

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Parents: Drew and Stacie Fairbairn.

GPA: 3.93.

College plans: Oregon State University.

Area of study: Environmental economics, and policy and political science.

Career Goals: Civil lawyer, agricultural lobbyist/lawyer.

Activities: Four years in Roseburg FFA Leadership, current FFA President, Umpqua FFA District Secretary, past treasurer, National Honor Society, cross country, 4-H member for nine years. Three-Time Academic Feather Recipient.

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Parents: Rachel Jackson and Jeremy Wedge.

GPA: 4.0.

College plans: Western Oregon University.

Area of study: Double major in education, and art and design, with minors in educational psychology, English, and art history.

Career goals: High school art teacher.

Activities: National Honor Society President, Key Club President, and leadership positions with UDub Club and Math Club. Led effort to paint 1,000-foot mural at the high school. Varsity girls lacrosse for three years. Three-Time Academic Feather Recipient.

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Parents: Gregg and Sharon Hervey.

GPA: 4.0.

College Plans: Undecided.

Area of Study: Education or engineering.

Career Goals: Teaching, STEM outreach.

Activities: Associated Student Body President, National Honor Society, senior ballet student at Chitwood School of Dance, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Gold Medal for “Focus on Children,” Christmas for Kids, Link Crew, yearbook, led Girls Scout Troop to earning dance badge. Three-Time Academic Feather Recipient.


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