A legacy for uplifting Hockinson

Chris Turner
Chris Turner

Chris Turner of Hockinson Public Schools Foundation transitions from board president role

After 10 years serving on the board for the Hockinson Public Schools Foundation, Board President Chris Turner steps down from the role this year. The Hockinson Public Schools Foundation looks ahead to a bright future, offering five scholarships of $55,000 annually to graduating Hockinson High School seniors for post-secondary education. This includes a new recurring cementing Turner’s legacy in new recurring scholarships for Hockinson students beginning this year. 

“It is gratifying and fulfilling to know I’m leaving the Foundation in the very capable hands of a new board with great potential for benefiting our schools and community,” said Turner. “For my family, Hockinson is not only where we live, but who we are.”

The Hockinson Public Schools Foundation was established in 2003. As a relatively young foundation in a small community, the board has found ways to leverage minimal resources to benefit Hockinson youth. 

“As a board, we have not only been able to keep the foundation viable through some really lean years, but to realize new heights with community business leaders,” said Turner. Turner was instrumental in facilitating a recent donation by longtime Clark County resident Chuck Borstad, resulting in a $40,000 annual contribution to scholarship funds for Hockinson High School graduating seniors.

“Hockinson rallies around its schools and Chris, the Foundation, and its donors have dedicated themselves to lifting up our graduates,” Superintendent Steve Marshall added. “I am so thankful for all Chris has done. He’s helped to write a pretty amazing chapter in our history and created a brighter future for our students and all of us, really.”

The announcement from the Hockinson School District stated: “While Chris Turner opens a new chapter, his work with the Hockinson Public Schools Foundation will positively impact our community and our students’ future by supporting post-secondary education for years to come.

Information provided by Hockinson School District.

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