2019/2020 School Year Winners
Encore Physical Therapy of Corvallis & Albany recently expanded their student recognition program and awarded 7 new scholarships to local high school seniors in the Albany, Corvallis, and Philomath school districts. This was an increase from the 4 given out the previous year. As long-time supporters of the Willamette Valley community, these scholarships were awarded to local high school seniors looking to continue on to higher education. The scholarship recipients were recognized for being well-rounded seniors with either a strong background in school athletics and/or notable participation in S.T.E.A.M-based programs and activities.
In the Fall of 2018, we also expanded the program to involve job shadowing for students interested in a career in physical therapy and/or the medical field, presentations in the classroom, speaking to athletics groups/clubs, and any other areas where we can be of use or provide assistance.
Encore Physical Therapy continued its mission this year and awarded 7 more scholarships to graduating seniors were awarded to seniors across 5 area high schools.
Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients:
Evan McDaniel of Philomath High School- Evan plans to attend Oregon State University where he will be studying Data science as part of his Computer Science degree. Once he earns his degree, he hopes to no only start his own business but to use his experience in technology to give back to his community.
Kara Fightmaster of Crescent Valley High School- Kara will be attending the College of Art and Sciences at the University of Oregon where she plans to major in Human Physiology. She would like to attend PhysicalTherapy School after graduation and own her own outpatient clinic one day.
Nestor Narvaez of South Albany High School– This fall, Nestor will be studying Computer and Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University. He is a 1st generation high school graduate and 1st generation college student. He would like to use his degree to help create new forms of clean energy that can have a positive impact on the environment and his community.
Olivia Wilborn-Pilotte of Corvallis High School– Olivia plans to attend
the University of Oregon where she will be studying Biology with a minor
in Spanish. She hopes to combine these 2 passions into a career that
helps extend access to STEM learning resources and vocational paths for
students of color and women.
Porter Phillips of West Albany High School– Porter will be attending
Oregon State University and plans to study nutrition while also playing
football as a walk-on freshman for the OSU Beavers. He hopes his degree
will allow him the rewarding opportunity to provide real and lasting
impacts on clients’ lifestyles.
Sarah Forester of Corvallis High School– Sarah has been accepted to attend Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and plans to double major in exercise science and biochemistry while playing on the Women’s tennis
team. Upon graduation, she hopes to attend physical therapy school and become a physical therapist that specializes in sports rehab.
Viola Stark of Corvallis High School– Viola is set to begin this fall at
the Oregon State University Honors College and will be studying
Mechanical Engineering and Music. She hopes to become an engineer after
she graduates so she can see the many ways her projects come to life and