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March 3, 2021


Dan Schmidt 2020 Hayden Homes Scholarship WinnerSisters, Ore.— Hayden Homes is proud to recognize Daniel Schmidt of Sisters High School as the recipient of the 2020 Hayden Homes $2,500 Art Scholarship. A committee comprised of Hayden Homes team members and the Sisters Arts Association selected Daniel’s artwork as the winning concept. His artwork showcases a beautiful wood sculpture that depicts motions of nature and the patterns of a snow drift.
“I was backcountry skiing when the idea suddenly struck me,” said Daniel Schmidt, artist and scholarship winner. “I had just poked into an untouched meadow of beauteous wind drifts with other worldly visual energy. I think this is very applicable to northwest landscape as it is one of the elements that makes the northwest distinctly the northwest.”
Daniel’s artwork is on display at the Hayden Homes McKenzie Meadows Village model home through May of this year. If community members are interested in seeing Daniel’s artwork, please call 541-904-0060 for an appointment.
“We know arts are an essential building block in the schools and are of great value to the Sisters community,” said Chris Davis, Regional Director for Hayden Homes.  “It is our honor to collaborate with Sisters High School, Sisters Arts Association and Sisters GRO to showcase the incredible talent of Sisters Country youth through this scholarship. Daniel’s art adds the perfect touch to our model home, and we are excited to be able to showcase such a unique piece.”
Daniel Schmidt is a 2020 Graduate of Sisters High School. Daniel chose to take a gap year after graduation due to COVID-19, but is considering Colorado College, University of British Columbia, CU Boulder, or Whitman as options for his college career.
“It truly feels unreal to have such a supportive community willing to invest in my future” said Daniel. “Hayden Homes Art Scholarship was an incredible opportunity that I am thankful to have received. It makes me feel good knowing that my artwork is on display in their model home responsible for attracting so many of the new families of Sisters.”
The 2021 Hayden Homes $2,500 Art Scholarship winner will be selected in May. Applications were managed through Sisters Gro, a graduate resource organization with a mission to raise, receive and distribute charitable scholarship funds, support the scholarship selection process, and support graduate resource programs to help Sisters High School graduates obtain higher education or training.
“It is because of the generous support from local donors and companies like Hayden Homes that Sisters GRO is able to provide substantial financial assistance to Sisters High School students pursuing post-secondary education,” said Lauran Kloss, Program Director for Sisters GRO. “The scholarships celebrate the accomplishments and perseverance of the young people in our community and empower them to continue to learn and grow and reach for their dreams. Daniel is a great example of a local student who worked hard and received a number of Sisters GRO scholarships, without which he may not have had the ability to attend his school of choice and desired program.”
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Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided over 19,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.
Hayden Homes exists to Give As You Go™, so together we build a strong community, and lead fulfilled lives. Hayden Homes has contributed 4.2 billion dollars to local economies and has created more than 76,000 jobs since the company’s inception. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 32 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided over 90 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom. The Hayden Homes brand family of companies includes Simplicity by Hayden Homes, Wise Size Homes and Hayden Homes, all providing an unparalleled selection of opportunities for those looking to purchase a new home.