2019 – Thomas E. Anderson Scholarship

2019 Scholarship Recipient

Eze Odimba, Alto Saxophone Rogers High School

This year’s Thomas E. Anderson Scholarship recipient is awarded to Eze Odimba. Raised in Tacoma Washington, Eze Odimba began is musical instruction at the age of 10 on flute at Stewart Middle School, under
Adam Morrell. He later transitioned to alto saxophone and continued his musical training at Giaudrone Middle School, under direction of Stephanie Sheppard, and Mount Tahoma High School, under direction of Leonardo Altamiranda. In 2016, Eze transferred to Puyallup School District and joined the Rogers High School band program, under the direction of Stephen Pickard.

Eze has won numerous music awards in each respective band program. Recently, he was appointed as principal saxophonist in
the 2018-19 Northwest High School Honor Band at Pacific Lutheran University and qualified for state competition on his very first
solo. In addition to being a saxophonist, he is also a drummer of nine years. Eze plans to double major in Physics and Music
Performance at Central Washington University.

Past Recipients of the Thomas E. Anderson Scholarship

2018 Taysia Peterson
2017 Chaiya Odle
2016  Andrew Rink
2014  Katie Scheerer
2011  Allison Burch
2007  Kelly Talaske, Heather Thomas
2006  Autumn Leir
2005  Justin Ehli
2004  Becky Ford, Cara Tecca, George Woodward
2003  Nicole Mandeville