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Park Rapids High School announces 2022 scholarship awards

The scholarship awards included five John Schumacher memorial scholarships totaling $3,000.

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Participating in the scholarship awards program May 18, 2022 at Park Rapids Area High School are, front from left, Natalie Harvey, Cara Sunram, Sophie DeWinter, Amelia Berg, Evy Guajardo-Ramirez, Alex Hensel; second row, Kelsey Berghuis, Caleb Stearns, Zach VanBatavia, Simone Wolff, Holly Johnson, Jaime Brann, Kate Aukes, Emily Schulz, Abby Morris; back row, Kiergon Wilkins, Nick Michaelson, Parker Harmon and Jaxon Lund.
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Scholarship awards were presented May 18 at Park Rapids Area High School.

After Principal Jeff Johnson recognized students with perfect attendance and the school’s two foreign exchange students, Academic Advisor Vicki Schroeder read the scholarships that students earned from colleges outside sources, totaling $353,000.

Meanwhile, scholarships from the local community totaled $34,300, including the following:

  • Kate Aukes: Richard Haberer scholarship, $250; John Schumacher memorial scholarship, $500
  • Amelia Berg: Art Melbo scholarship, $1,000; Frazee family scholarship, $1,000; John P. Skeffington scholarship, $1,500; Northwoods Bank scholarship, $500
  • Kelsey Berghuis: Art Melbo scholarship, $1,000; Minnesota Pipeline Discovery scholarship, $2,000; CHI St. Joseph’s Health scholarship, $1,000; PEO Chapter T scholarship, $1,000
  • Jamie Brann: Northway Insurance scholarship, $1,000
  • Sophie DeWinter, Else Undem Hinds Scholarship, $500; Essentia Health scholarship, $500; Park Rapids vocational scholarship, $500; American Legion two-year scholarship, $500; CHI St. Joseph’s Health Laurie Hohnstadt scholarship, $750; Class of 1963 scholarship, $600; Osage Sportsmen’s Club scholarship, $500
  • Evelyn Guajardo: Bonnie Carpenter memorial scholarship, $500; Park Rapids vocational scholarship, $500; Park Rapids Rotary scholarship, $2,500
  • Parker Harmon: Paul Bunyan Communications scholarship, $500; Theodore Haberer scholarship, $300; John Schumacher memorial scholarship, $500
  • Natalie Harvey: Gayle Wallace memorial scholarship, $500; CHI St. Joseph’s Health scholarship, $1,000
  • Holly Johnson: Merril H. Gibbs scholarship, $200; Frazee family scholarship, $1,000; John Schumacher memorial scholarship, $500; Osage Lions Club scholarship, $500; Osage Sportsmen’s Club scholarship, $500; TruStar Financial scholarship, $500
  • Jaxson Lund: Richard Haberer scholarship, $250; Charles and Donna Lord scholarship, $500
  • Nick Michaelson: John Schumacher memorial scholarship, $500
  • Abby Morris: Richard Haberer scholarship, $250; American Legion four-year scholarship, $500; Sons of the American Legion scholarship, $500; John Schumacher memorial scholarship, $1,000
  • Emily Schulz: PEO Chapter FJ Scholarship, $300
  • Caleb Stearns: Wrestling Boosters scholarship, $400
  • Cara Sunram: Osage Lions Club scholarship, $500
  • Zach VanBatavia: Royal B. and Eleanor Arvig scholarship, $2,500
  • Kiergon Wilkins: American Legion four-year scholarship, $500; Sons of the American Legion scholarship, $500; American Legion Auxiliary scholarship, $500
  • Simone Wolff: Paul Bunyan Communications scholarship, $500; CHI St. Joseph’s Health scholarship, $1,000

Finally, the U.S. Marine Corps gave the following awards: Allison Offerdahl, academic excellence award; Abby Morris and Parker Harmon, distinguished athlete awards; and Mackenzie Laferriere, Semper Fidelis band award.

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