We currently award eight annual scholarships: Two general MHSAA scholarships, Raine, Hopper, Horn, '70s Legacy, and two music scholarships. See below for more information on each scholarship.
MHSAA - Kyla Barkley, Giselle Oyler, and John Sadler
Raine - Elizabeth (Beth) Kuhr
Hopper - Madilynn Grimes
Horn - Madelyn Haden
Music/Band - Kiley Peters
Music/Vocal - Katie Jones
70's Legacy - McKenzie Salyer
Julia Francis/Mamie Agnes - Jordan Cotton
Brent Gilson Memorial (Class of 1986) - Grayson Kuehl
Previous Scholarship Recipients:
Demijah Bradford, Kortney Bush, Sheli Buttery, Hae Young Cha, David Cowan, Colton Crick, Carson Decker, Lindsay Sakal Dennis, Devin Douglas, Kimberly Earp, Morgan Edwards, Abigail Fowler, Stefanie Freeman, Taylor Godsey, Austin Griffen, Nathan Harlan, Autumn Hertel, McKenzie Hodge, Megan Holmes, Dylan Jackson, Julius James, Sarah Lawson, Josh Lindsey, Brittany Mabry, Darren Mann, Juan (JP) Martinez, Morgan Massey, Miranda Mattox, Tristan Mautz, Brianna McArthur, Lynneah McCarrell, Joshua McGuire, Amanda Meron, Derek Moates, Josh Moran, Hannah Morris, Morgan Myers, Maryanne Nguyen, Myranda Oliva, Kealey Oliver, Jessica Owen, Bethany Peyton, Kaitlin Reeves, Angela Renner, Lindsay Robbins, Sharline Rojo Reyes, Tyler Roper, Yara Sanchez, Cody Sheldon, Adelaide Simms, Alora Smith, Shelby Stapleton, Emily Stearman, Hunter Stevens, Heath Steward, Jana Tenbrook, Amanda Tinnin, Amy Tran, Patricia Truong, McKale Washington, Chancee Womack, Sarah Wright
ALL of our scholarships are endowed through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
The Moore High School Alumni Association scholarship was the first scholarship created by the Association. In 2016 we awarded two MHSAA Scholarships.
The Bennie Raine scholarship was our first scholarship in an individual’s honor. Bennie Raine was an inspiring English and Journalism teacher at MHS in the '60s. Mrs. Raine touched many lives as was evidenced by the overwhelming response of donations to the scholarship. At the time it was decided to honor Mrs. Raine, she was 95 years old and living in an assisted living facility; but still able to present her scholarship to the first recipient, Lindsay Sakal. The two forged a friendship and remained friends until Mrs. Raines’ death a few months after the scholarship was awarded. We proudly award a scholarship commemorating Mrs. Raine's contribution to so many young lives.
The George and Doral Hopper scholarship was the second named scholarship. George Hopper was a principal at Central during the ‘40s, ‘50s, and '60s. His wife, Doral, was an elementary teacher at the same time - when elementary grades, junior and high school were all housed in the same building. (What is now the “Old School” on Broadway.) Mr. and Mrs. Hopper influenced so many young lives as they advanced through their education. The Hopper’s have three children, one of which followed in an education career.
The Music scholarship is one of two scholarships added in 2011. In 2010, long term Association member, faithful Treasurer, and former band member, Larry Haswell, envisioned a scholarship to tribute band and vocal music students. MHS has such a long history of outstanding bands and vocal music groups, it seemed only right that the Association honor this impressive tradition. The Gabrish family has had numerous family members play in the band through several generations at MHS and with a very generous donation from 1979 grad, Paula Gabrish, the Association awarded the first music scholarship in 2011. Thanks to another unselfish donation from Paula, we now give two music scholarships - one for a vocal music student and one for a band student.
The Hoby and Anita Horn scholarship came as a surprise in late 2010. Hoby and Anita are proud parents and grandparents of six girls, so it is their goal to honor women with their kind endowment. Hoby grew up in the Moore School System and is 1977 MHS graduate. Anita was President of the Moore Public School Foundation for three years in the late 1990s. All three of the Horn’s daughters graduated from Moore High.
The 70's Legacy scholarship came about when Mark McBride ('79) suggested a scholarship to commemorate all those who graduated during the decade of the 70's. Many of those grads are now successful business owners, public figures, artists/musicians, and more. In 2013, we awarded the first 70's Legacy scholarship due to another generous donation from Paula Gabrish.
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