Heidi Marie Page, MPH, RD

  Memorial Scholarship

Heidi Page was born August 2, 1971 in Washington, DC, living with her family in Annandale, Vienna, and Newport News, Virginia, before they returned to Kansas.  She began her Lansing schooling in January, 1977, her kindergarten year.  From age 7, Heidi was active in 4-H, first a member of Fairmount 4-H Club, later Boling 4-H Club, where as President, she was a mentor to the younger members.  Learning to play the flute in fifth grade band, she also played piccolo in the high school band.  At the age of fourteen, Heidi was an exchange student to Japan through the 4-H LABO program, living with the Takagi family in Sekigahara, Japan for six weeks. She began keeping a journal at that time and presented slide presentations to clubs and groups throughout the county on her return.  Heidi represented Leavenworth county her junior year on a 4-H trip to D.C. thru Citizenship Washington Focus, and as a senior, received the 4-H Key Award.

 Active in Cross Country, Lionettes, and Track all four years of High School, Heidi's 3200 meter run was a school record for some time.  As a sophomore, Heidi was chosen as the Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) Ambassador from Lansing.   She was active in Kayettes, serving as Vice-president her senior year, while also President of the Student Council,  a member of the National Honor Society, and an employee of McDonalds.   Heidi's class was the first to graduate from the new Lansing High School, in 1989.

 At the University of Kansas, Heidi studied East Asia Language and Culture, learning to speak Japanese.  She was graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from KU in 1993, followed by a year of post-graduate studies at Central Missouri State University.  Heidi moved alone to Hawaii, attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu,  where she received a Masters Degree in Public Health and Nutrition in December, 1995.   She worked at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and as a nutrition counselor at the Tripler Army Hospital, taught aerobics, and in April,1996, passed the exam to become a Registered Dietician.

 Among Heidi's adventures were hiking and photographing numerous trails on four of the Hawaiian Islands.   One of the hiking trails in the Palolo Valley, O'ahu has a plaque on a granite boulder commemorating Heidi's life and her love of nature.

1.  Applicant shall be either male or female, in the top 25% of the graduating class of Lansing High School, Lansing, Kansas enrolled in a  4-year accredited college,  and must submit a written application with three (3) letters of recommendation.

2.  Applications to be reviewed by the sponsor of Kayettes, the teacher of the Leadership class (or Student Council sponsor), and the Track/Cross country coach (Errol Logue until his retirement).

3.  Applicant selection shall be based on leadership, team participation, and kindness to others.

4.  This shall be a $500 annual scholarship, with the balance over interest earned to be paid directly by the Page family.

Family Contact:
Carol Page
15629 Gilman Road
Leavenworth, KS
(913) 727-3781

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