HERMISTON — The Hermiston Basketball Club announced its first ever college scholarships awarded by the group. Dillon Zimmerly and Jansen Edmiston each will receive $1,500 to be used in the 2016-17 academic year.

Zimmerly is a 2015 graduate of Hermiston High School. He played basketball for HHS all four years, and was on the first team ever registered in the Hermiston Basketball Club. He is currently studying nuclear engineering at Oregon State University. He believes basketball helped him develop three qualities that he will carry into the work force: diligence, trust, and drive.

Edmiston is currently a senior at HHS. She played varsity basketball for four years for the Bulldogs. She will be heading to Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, to continue her basketball career at the college level. Basketball has helped her overcome shyness, develop new friendships, and stay focused on her future.

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