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Yreka High Top 100 Honors Program

Going through a FB search, it is about time someone wrote a bit about it.

Jay Martin SNN

Montague & Yreka Rotary Clubs and Untied Scholarships, Inc. awarded approximately $149,300 to Yreka High School graduating class of 2023

The USI program began modestly.  Ed Foss,  Yreka resident and owner of the local newspaper, began the organization over coffee one morning.  Sitting with a few of his buddies, he asked them to “cough up” some money for scholarships for a couple seniors from the high school.  That was 1964 and two scholarships were awarded that year in the amount of $50.  Today, 56 years later, USI has awarded 3,057 scholarships totaling more than $3,887,550 to graduates from Yreka Union High School District.

United Scholarships, Inc. (USI) awarded scholarships to 53 graduating Yreka High School students totaling $79,300 at the 62ndAnnual Top 100 Honor Program held on May 25, 2023 at the New Yreka High School Gymnasium. USI also awarded embossed Hydro Flasks to the top 10% of the Class of 2023. The Top 100 Honor Program is presented each year by United Scholarships, Inc., The Rotary Club of Yreka, and the Rotary Club of Montague.

Steve Neill, USI President

USI also awards Alumni Scholarships each year to Yreka High School alumni furthering their education at an institution of higher learning. Last year, USI awarded $74,000 to 35 students. More information about USI can be found on its

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 Yreka High School students were presented scholarships and awards from forty-one clubs or foundations totaling +/- 70,000 dollars today.

Marie Caldwell, MC for the TOP 100 Honor Program

Allison Capps, Class of 2023 President, led the evenings’ awards ceremony with a,
Flag Salute

Montague Rotary started with two $500 and Yreka Rotary with five scholarships

Presentations of Certificates of Merit followed by YHS Outstanding Achievement Awards

California Scholarship Federation Recognition..

Montague Rotary Scholarships.

Yreka Rotary Scholarships..

Ed Miley Yreka Elks’ Memorial Scholarships. Yreka High School All-Around Boy and Girl Awards. Yreka Union High School Staff Scholarships. Big Springs Community Club Scholarship. Big Springs Community Club Machado Memorial, C.O.S. Foundation Scholarships.. Siskiyou Scholar Award. Foundation Legacy Scholarships. Donald Herfindahl Memorial Scholarship. Shasta Valley Rotary Scholarship. Shelly Green Memorial Scholarship. Community Foundation of the North State: Tri Counties Bank Scholarships.. Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship.. Sam Chase Memorial Scholarship. Gamma Omicron Master Beta Sigma Phi Scholarships. Soroptimist International of Yreka Scholarships..

Vern Smith Memorial Scholarship. Miner Power Scholarships………………………………

Fairchild Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship.. Siskiyou County 4-H Leaders’ Council Scholarships.

Sierra-Cascade Logging Conference Scholarships………….. Siskiyou County Veteran’s Leadership Council………………… Marine Corps League Scholarship Ross Neilon Post 122 American Legion Post 122 Scholarship Siskivou County Cattlewomen Scholarships. McConnell Foundation Scholarships. The Ford Family Foundation Scholarships………… Siskiyou Bowmen Scholarship…………….. Zac Martin Memorial Scholarship.. Ryan D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship..Siskiyou Bowmen Scholarship.. Zac Martin Memorial Scholarship.. Ryan D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship….. Shasta Valley Community Club Penning Scholarship… Basil Newton Memorial Scholarship.. Women in Business Yreka Chapter Scholarship. Yreka Fire Department Scholarships. The Women’s Dietician. Tyson Wacker Memorial Scholarship.. Totaling SEVENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO YHS STUDENTS’ FUTURE

The recipients of USI Scholarships and the named Scholarships that each recipient received is shown below

A list of the 15 students in the Top 10% that received the flasks.

Congrats, London Tharsing recieved a 4 year ride to the U.S. Navel Academy !!!

Avery Theatre CDF&W CHSRA Copco Dunsmuir Dunsmuir Elementary Dunsmuir Wildcats Easter Egg Hunt Etna EtnaCa FERC Forest Service Irongate Iron Gate Junior High Rodeo KCOC klamath Klamath Dams Klamath National Forest klamath river Klamath River Dams KNF KRRC Main Street Homestead McCloud Montague Mount Shasta Mt Shasta obituary Rodeo Salmon Scott River Scott Valley Scott Valley Agriculture Water Alliance Siskiyou Siskiyou Art Museum Siskiyou County Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors Siskiyou District Attorney Office Siskiyou Golden Fair The Well USDA KNF weedca YPD Yreka


  1. John Steinhaus

    Imagine my surprise at seeing your picture near the top of this article, and discovering I had won an award in 1964, after my sixth grade school year. I have not been notified until today’s inadvertent discovery. Five hundred dollars from 1964, would be a substantial sum of money to receive fifty-nine years later. Actually, I think this represents money my brother JIM Steinhaus earned. It would be a great gesture to replace/correct the plaque with his name from 1964. As far as I know, he is alive and living in Marietta, Georgia. My heart sank a bit when I read at the beginning about this was from the two Rotary Clubs and “Untied” Scholarships. Maybe this is part of the untied portion?? You are collectively responsible for some splendid and praiseworthy actions for the graduates of Yreka High. Accuracy is an important part of education.

    • Avatar photo Publisher

      How interesting John, I wonder if it was you Brother Jim that wow a scholarship for 50$ in 1964.. 1964 was a couple of years before me for sure but as for accuracy I bet the United Scholarships Inc. will take a closer look. Thanks 👍

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