The 506th Association Scholarship Committee selected Julia Gomes, of Sandy, OR, as the winner of one of our two 2009 $500 Scholarships. Julia graduated from Sandy High School in 2008 where she was named Most Outstanding Senior in a class of 378 students. While in High School she volunteered at Mount Hood Legacy Hospital and was a 4H member. In addition, Julia volunteered to assist in various activities that supported the Boy Scouts of America in her community.
The 506th Association Scholarship Committee selected Elizabeth Wall, of Virden, IL, as the winner of one of our two 2009 $500 Scholarships. Elizabeth graduated top ten in her class from Virden High School in 2008. While in High School Elizabeth volunteered at the local Moose Kids Club, Big Brother's Big Sisters of America, Zearing Child Enrichment Center, Liberty Village Nursing Home, and Gateway Services. In High School she was also involved with Soccer, Tennis, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Spanish Club, Science Club, Peer Counseling, and Youth Orchestra.
Elizabeth is currently attending Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, majoring in Nursing and works as a Nursing Assistant at Memorial Medical Center. At SIUE, Elizabeth is a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Resident Housing Association and Student government as a Senator. She is the daughter of Jim and Freda Wall; Jim served with both A and D Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry from January 1977 to April 1978 and with the Polish Battle Group attached to 4th BCT 506th Infantry in 2008.