CORBETT, Ore. – Three recent graduates of Corbett High School are receiving scholarships worth a total of $7,000. These scholarships are funded by a breakfast at the Corbett Fire Department, set to take place on June Fourth.
The scholarship is named after Ferd Riehl, founding member of the department in 1949. He served over forty years as a volunteer firefighter. The scholarship is based on a candidate’s experience in volunteering or their interest in higher education in Fire science or emergency Medical care.
The Corbett Fire Association awarded the scholarship to Galilea Schulz, Sydney Holwege, and Devin Soles. Galilea was Valedictorian for the Corbett Class of 2022. She participated in Cross Country, was a nine-year member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and has spent time volunteering for a horse rescue group and a dance group. Galilea plans on attending the University of Southern California.
Devin Soles has plans to enroll in the paramedic program at Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles. Upon completion of that program, Soles will enroll online to obtain his Fire Administration Bachelor’s Degree. Devin has been Captain of his soccer team at Corbett and spent time participating in the Cascade Locks Fire Department Cadet Program.
Sydney Holwege plans to attend Utah State University with an interest in the criminal justice system or being a first responder. Sydney played for the Corbett Cardinals Girls Basketball team. She has also volunteered at several local organizations, taking care of horses at Stoneybrook Stables, helping her church prepare kits for the homeless, as well as keeping score and officiating youth basketball games.