by: Submitted Photo - Trevor Schongalla

   Madras High School senior Trevor Schongalla has been recognized by The Center Foundation as a High Desert Hero.
   Schongalla was named the April High Desert Hero by the foundation's board of directors.
   The Center Foundation was formed by a group of Bend orthopedic and neurosurgical doctors, who have a program to offer free health assistance at area sports games.
   Each High Desert Hero receives a $100 scholarship, a $25 gift certificate, and a medallion presented at their school.
   Schongalla will be highlighted on the Horizon Broadcasting Group radio stations, COTV and the Kristi Miller Show.
   He is involved in school sports, maintains a high gpa, takes advanced placement classes, works, volunteers with youth, and takes on leadership roles in school and sports, award presenters noted.
   In addition, Schongalla has played football and baseball for four years, has been a National Honor Society member for three years, and a jazz band member for four years.
   He is also a middle school jazz band mentor and puts together care packages for U.S. soldiers, and does lawn care for the elderly.
   He has won several awards (MHS citizenship awards, Spanish awards, football awards and has completed his Certificate of Initial Mastery.
   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 selects a student to receive the monthly honor.
   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 7, 2008, Scholarship Awards Dinner, a "Salute to Heroes."
   For more information contact The Center Foundation at 322-2399.
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