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SPHS graduates Nowlin, Schindler each receive scholarships from the St. Paul Rodeo Foundation

ST PAUL — The 2022 recipients of the St. Paul Rodeo scholarships have been announced.

Rianna Nowlin, Keizer, and Brody Schindler, St. Paul, will both receive $4,000 towards higher education.COURTESY PHOTO: AINSLEY GOUGHNOUR - Rianna Nowlin is the recipient of one of two St. Paul Rodeo scholarships. The 2022 St. Paul High School graduate was valedictorian of her class.`

Nowlin, a 2022 graduate of St. Paul High School and one of four valedictorians of her class, was a member of the National Honor Society, St. Paul Business Leaders Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a copy editor for the St. Paul High School yearbook; participated in choir, track, and was involved in other volunteer capacities.

As a St. Paul High School athlete, she volunteered at the St. Paul Rodeo to benefit the high school booster club. She helped park cars and assisted with selling strawberry shortcake at the rodeo.

This fall, she will attend Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., to major in Christian Studies with a focus in leadership. She would like to be a pastor of a church. She is the daughter of Dwayne and Michele Nowlin.

COURTESY PHOTO: ST PAUL RODEO - Brody Schindler received a St. Paul Rodeo scholarship. The St. Paul High School graduate will attend Oregon State University this fall.

Schindler, also a 2022 St. Paul High School graduate, was involved in FFA, St. Paul Business Leaders Club, and played football, basketball and baseball, serving as football and baseball team captain his senior year.

Schindler hasn't missed attending the rodeo except for 2020, when it was canceled due to the pandemic. He has volunteered there since his junior high days, learning to work a booster club counter, count change and sell merchandise. He's helped with parking and selling the St. Paul Parish barbecue chicken and ice cream.

This fall, he will attend Oregon State University for a business management degree, which he hopes to use with his family's farming and landscaping businesses.

He is the son of Kevin and Peggy Schindler.

The St. Paul Rodeo Foundation awards two scholarships each year; one to a graduating senior of St. Paul High School and one to a child of a St. Paul Rodeo Association member. Nowlin is the graduating senior; Schindler's parents are rodeo association members.

The St. Paul Rodeo kicks off June 30-July 4, with performances nightly at 7:30 pm and a 1:30 pm matinee on July 4.

Tickets are available online at stpaulrodeo.com and at the gate. They range in price from $20 to $26.

For more information, visit the website or call 800-237-5920.


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