Bend High senior Jennifer Wunder named Feb. ‘High Desert Hero’
Feb 01,2008 00:00 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources

Outstanding High School Senior Recognized

A Central Oregon high school senior has been recognized by The Center Foundation as a “High Desert Hero.  Jennifer Wunder was named the February High Desert Hero by the Board of Directors.  Ms. Wunder is ranked 8th in her senior class at Bend High and takes rigorous advanced placement courses.  She has received a Teddy Award for honors physical Science. 

Jennifer Wunder - Feb. 2008 "High Desert Hero" 
Her extracurricular activities include president of the Environmental Club, Link Crew, Captain and most inspiration player on the Varsity Volleyball Team.  Jenny is a three-year Varsity Wrestling Team manager.   A part time employee for Bend Parks and Rec, Jenny also volunteers for St. Francis Church, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Shop with a Cop, Bethlehem Inn, the Humane Society and is a regular blood donor for the American Red Cross.

The Center Foundation is pleased to honor this outstanding student.

Each month The Center Foundation accepts nominations for high school seniors who have a 3.5 or higher GPA, who display a leadership in school activities and who participate in recognizable community volunteer efforts.  The Foundation Board reviews the nominations and selected a student to receive the monthly honor.   Each High Desert Hero receives a $100 scholarship, a $25 gift certificate, and a medallion presented at their school. Rita will be highlighted on the Horizon Broadcasting Group radio stations, COTV and the Kristi Miller Show.   In the spring the High Desert Heroes are eligible to compete for the prestigious William K Worrell, $5,000 scholarship gifted by Connie Worrell-Druliner and Express Personnel. The scholarship is awarded at the May Scholarship Awards Dinner, a Salute to Heroes.

For more information contact The Center Foundation at 541-322-2399.