Walker Bailey Post # 205
Please complete the application to apply for the Scholarship.
1. Must be a senior enrolled in High School with a 2.6 G.P. A, or better (Transcripts attached to application);
2. Child or Grandchild of a U.S. Veteran, living, deceased or on active duty;
3. Must already be enrolling in a college/community college or technical school for the upcoming fall semester;
· Write an essay confirming desire for the scholarship; (maximum of two pages) explaining your goals, aspirations, accomplishments, and academic history must accompany this application.
· Application must include 3 references one from a teacher, one from a fellow student, and one other of applicant’s choice.
· Previous scholarship winners currently attending a college or Technical school may also apply for a $500.00 scholarship. (Same requirements apply)
· Special consideration will be given for applicants who are descendants of members of Walker Bailey Post 205.
A scholarship check will be sent to the recipient upon proof of successful admission and commitment to attend a Community College, University, College, or Technical School, along with the first semester/quarter schedule; this must be received 30 days from the first day of class or the scholarship will be forfeited.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Please mail all materials to no later than May 1, 2020:
Walker Bailey American Legion
PO Box 205
Fortuna, CA 95540
Walker Bailey American Legion Post 205 Gives awards to community members for outstanding actions!
Youth are often awarded for their scholastic achievements, but The American Legion believes they should also be praised when they demonstrate strong qualities of character and good citizenship. That's why, since 1926, the Legion has recognized such students with its School Award Medal Program.
In 1921, the Department of Pennsylvania created the School Award Medal Program for the purpose of instilling character and helping perpetuate the ideals of Americanism among youth. The award is given to a boy and a girl in the graduating classes of elementary school, junior and senior high school, and college. Those who receive a medal must exemplify six qualities that define character: courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service.
Candidates for the award are voted upon by a school's faculty and members of the candidates graduating class through a secret ballot casting. The local Legion post involved with the school makes the final selection upon receiving recommendation from students and faculty. Each awardee receives a certificate and a medal with the six qualities listed on the face of the medal, as the back bears the Marine Corps motto, "Semper Fidelis" ("always faithful").
The program's success for the past 90-plus years has been prominent. In its first year, 145 students received medals and in 2013, more than 18,000 were awarded medals. And every year the department with the strongest activity in the School Award Medal Program receives the Ralph T. O'Neil Education Trophy, named for The American Legion's 1930 national commander.
Boys State is a nationwide program with a number of excellent organizations educating young men to be the leaders of tomorrow.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps.
SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT 76ERS
SR Legion Team (19 and under)
Ph: (509) 481-1281
Thousands of youth have hit home-runs thanks to Legion Posts across the state that sponsor American Legion Baseball. For wholesome fun, healthy competition and good sportsmanship, invite a youth that you know to try out for one of the most successful and respected amateur athletic leagues.
Since 1925, American Legion Baseball has contributed to the development of good sportsmanship and citizenship while providing wholesome recreation for our nation’s youth. Many former players are now playing in the major leagues thanks to their participation in Legion baseball
The Humboldt County 4-H Air Rifle project is affiliated with the American Legion Post 205 in Fortuna as well as the CMP. Air Rifle is a county wide
project that allows 4-H youth members from all 4-H clubs within Humboldt County to participate in learning firearm safety and the rifle discipline. The skills that youth learn in air rifle will transfer over to small bore and some high power rifle shooting. We teach Olympic Style 3 Position Air Rifle, and specialize in the building of a solid bone supported position in prone, standing, and kneeling that can carry over to field hunting positions as well. Our youth will learn how to safely handle a rifle, set up their gear, load their own rifle, build a strong position, shoot at their target which is 33 feet away (10 meters) and hit their mark! We teach the importance of good mental management as it is an essential part of not only the learning experience, but positive development of the youth in general. The rifle discipline teaches/enforces the development of focus, decision making, record keeping, determination, persistence, and handling successes/failures with grace. The bonus is that these skills serve youth very well in other areas of their lives.
Our experience with teaching youth the rifle discipline is extensive as we have been doing this for 9 years on various rifle ranges in the Bay Area, as well as training our daughter during her competitive and NCAA collegiate rifle career. When Mike retired in 2011 we moved back home to this area and chose to continue teaching youth by starting this 4-H air rifle project. We shoot 17 caliber air rifles with peep sights at our indoor range twice monthly. Having fun and learning something new is what we offer our 4-H youth. Our project provides everything a youth needs to learn the rifle discipline at absolutely no cost to youth or their family. Watching youth grow within our project is a very rewarding experience.
The kids are learning prone, standing and kneeling positions and doing great! This year in June they participated in the California 4H State Prone Postal Match and they really did fantastic! We had two youth in the Advanced Division win gold & bronze, as well as three youth in the Intermediate Division sweep it for a gold, silver, and bronze! They also took State Team trophies home!! I will mention here that two of these youth are first year project members!
We just purchased six new Crosman 2009 Challenger Air Rifles and will be moving kids into those rifles shortly as they demonstrate the skillset we think necessary to use them. These kids continue to amaze us each project meeting, and we learn from them as they learn the rifle discipline.
Contact Mike or Lori Gill 707-315-4937