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Foundation Honors Long time School and Community Volunteer

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation presented Cricket Soules, with its annual “Opening Doors, Enriching Lives” awards Spring Tea on May 1.

Soules was recognized for years of volunteer service to the district including the establishment of the annual Veterans Day Memorial Assembly, volunteer for the Marshfield High School Aspire Program, National Honor Society, and to elective classes/projects at Marshfield, including Earth Day activities. She is well known for the work she has done to restore the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery that is adjacent to the campus.

In 2015, she received the Mayor’s Appreciation Award and the 2018 Oregon Stewardship award to Marshfield High School by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

The event raised over $12,000 to support programs for Coos Bay students. Featured entertainment included Marshfield’s music and drama programs, the Oregon Battle of the Books team and elementary school children from Madison and Blossom.

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation was formed in 2007 to promote programs for the arts, academics, activities and athletics for the benefit of the students of the Coos Bay School District by raising funds through community partnerships. The Foundation is a community-based, not-for-profit organization separate from the Coos Bay School District.

Since 2007, the Foundation has awarded 381 grants worth nearly $240,000 to programs providing students with expanded opportunities and unique educational experiences in Coos Bay Public Schools. Donations to the Foundation can be mailed to P.O. Box 873, Coos Bay, OR