Music

A student who demonstrates a passion for Music.

Elizabeth enjoyed singing from the time she was a toddler. She had an amazing memory and could hear a song one time and know all the words and melody immediately. She belted out Kenney Chesney songs at 3 years of age while traveling to and from daycare. As she grew, she would sing for hours while traveling in the car, around the house, indoors and outdoors. Elizabeth and her dad loved to whistle Christmas songs in harmony.

This scholarship is for a student who demonstrates a passion for music regardless of chosen college major. This is a one year award. There is a $1000 one time bonus award for the scholarship winner if they submit a video whistling, “Dashing Through The Snow” with their application.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, it flows from heaven to the soul.”

— Unknown

Dance

A student who demonstrates a passion for Dance.

Elizabeth started with Silverton Ballet when she turned 3 and continued for twelve years. She loved all sorts of dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, modern and tap. She was a member of the Silverton Dance Team and wore out countless socks by doing pirouettes throughout the house.

This scholarship is for a student who understands what it means to dance in the rain and to have a passion for life and dance. This is a 1-year award. A one time $1000 bonus will be awarded to the winning applicant if they submit a video of themselves dancing in the rain.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain”

— Vivian Greene

Science

A Female student who plans on Majoring in Science.

Elizabeth had a passion for Biology; she took as many science classes as she could in high school. She also aided in biology class for three years. Elizabeth knew at an early age science was going to be her focus in life. She loved genetics and the development of the human body. Her hope was to find a way to help children with medical needs. Biology was her intended major at WOU.

This scholarship is for a female majoring in any area of science. This is a 1-year award with a 1-year annual renewal.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.

— Stephen Hawking

The Arts

A student who demonstrates a passion for the Arts.

Elizabeth had an eye for art and drawing. She enjoyed crafts, photography and design. As she got older her passion became drawing with a simple pencil and pen. She was a selftaught and gifted illustrator. She started with a pencil, sketching different princesses, faces and dance shoes. Later, she set her pencil down and started drawing amazing pictures with a simple fine line black sharpie. She would find a design and then start drawing freehand; she added all kinds of squiggles, dots, dashes and shading and they turned into these amazing and wonderful works of art. She would often personalize each picture with a note on the back before she gave them away.

This award is for a student with passion for any area of the creative arts. This is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Creativity takes courage”

— Henri Matisse

Foreign Language

A student who demonstrates a passion for Foreign Language.

Elizabeth had a passion for learning foreign language and travel. She took four years of Spanish in high school and was enrolled in Spanish at WOU. She was able to use her language skills working on her family farm and in her travels. The summer of her junior year Elizabeth traveled to Spain and was planning to return after her freshman year of college. She also traveled to Italy, Mexico, and most recently spent a month in Southeast Asia visiting Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to put their language skills into action. This is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”

— Frank Smith

Sports

A student who played a Sport during their time in school and demonstrated passion and perseverance.

Elizabeth was not a (naturally) gifted athlete; she worked hard to improve. She loved the challenge of learning and becoming better. She participated in various sports during her school years. Her senior year she wanted to do a spring sport. She picked tennis, made the team, worked hard, excelled, and lettered.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates a desire to participate, play hard, and give great effort. This is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“When you achieve one dream, dream another. Getting what you want is only a problem if you have nowhere to go next. Dreaming is a lifetime occupation.”

— Rudy Ruettiger

Future Farmers of America

A student who participated in FFA during their time in school.

The FFA has a creed and in the first part of it reads “with a faith born not of words but of deeds“, this is Elizabeth at her core. In 8th grade, Elizabeth purchased a sheep named Lucky to show at the County Fair. She enjoyed learning a new skill and the responsibilities that came with taking care of and training an animal. She participated in numerous FFA competitions, made a lot of friends, and created great memories through FFA.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows the qualities and characteristics that exemplify the FFA Creed. This is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live. Living to serve”

— FFA moto

Valedictorian

A Valedictorian out of the graduating class

Elizabeth had a passion to learn. She loved school and was always excited to learn. Elizabeth was self-driven and her harshest critic. She set a goal her freshman year to have straight A’s and graduate Valedictorian. Four-years later she proudly accomplished her goals. Elizabeth also loved to help others do the best they could, it was not uncommon to find Elizabeth tutoring and helping other students reach their potential.

This award will be given to a high school Valedictorian that demonstrates a strong track record of helping others. This award is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can; there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.”

— Sarah Caldwell

Gratitude for Life

A student who is nominated by the staff that shows exceptional Gratitude For Life.

Elizabeth was a genuine, kind hearted and loving young lady that made the world a brighter place. Elizabeth spread joy to everyone she encountered, her smile was enduring and didn’t change since she was a baby… same smile, just bigger. Elizabeth was full of energy, love and gratitude.

This award will go to a student who has a passion for life and shares it daily. This award is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”

— Robert Holden

Special Needs

A Student that has Special Needs

Elizabeth loved helping others. Her interaction with kids that had special needs began early in life. She loved teaching, working with, playing with, and most of all, making kids laugh. She had dreams of finding medical solutions to help benefit children with special needs. She was a great friend to all.

This award is to a student who has special needs. This is a one year award.

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Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust
ELIZABETH ASHLEY HOKE

“Love people for who they are, instead of judging them for what they are not”

— Sevenly