May 24, 2018

North Woods Class of 2018 wows them with $658,125 in College Scholarships at Awards Program

by GDA

The North Woods Class of 2018 can be justifiably proud. At the Honors and Awards Ceremony last Thursday, graduates in this class received a total of $658,125 in scholarships with $126,221 coming from local/regional scholarships and $531,904 from college scholarships. This total isn't the final word either, as some will receive additional awards.
Winners of most scholarships are pictured inside. Garrett Abramson was the winner of the Josh Rutar Memorial Scholarship for $500.
Members of the Class of 2018, their parents, relatives, friends and the community should be proud of these overachieving students. They prove that small schools are great.
At this special ceremony, the Student Council, One Act Play, Band Achievement, Yearbook, Golf, Knowledge Bowl, Fitness Awards and Letters of Academic Excellence were also recognized.

Vermilion Fire Brigade Pig Roast is coming, don't miss it

What could be better than standing around a whole pig being roasted near the shores of beautiful Lake Vermilion? There is absolutely nothing tastier than a pig roast outdoors and this one will be held Saturday, May 26, 4-7 p.m., at the Lake Vermilion Fire Brigade Hall near Oak Narrows. The address is 8025 Oak Narrows Road, Cook.
This Pig Roast will raise money for the Fire Brigade, a very valuable asset to the area.
To make this day better, there will be some "Deals and Steals" going on at a silent auction. You just never know what kind of deals you could end up with. There will also be a live auction with items such as a Fly-In and two-night stay at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel; a half-day guided fishing trip with Joe Panichi, Vermilion's "fishing guru"; a gently-used trolling motor; and an elliptical machine.
There will be soft drinks, wine and beer for sale and you can get a to-go meal if you like. The kids will have a great time as there will be a Bouncy House for them. There will also be live music by the Beefeater Brothers.
The Fire Brigade is looking for gently used items for the auction. Call Laurie Potter at 666-5437 if you have a donation or want to know more about the Pig Roast.
The pig roast is great, but the socializing and the stories that are told make this an event that would only happen in northeastern Minnesota.

North Star Credit Union awards five scholarships

North Star Credit Union proudly announces that five graduating high school seniors have each received a scholarship to assist in their pursuit of higher education. This year North Star Credit Union has awarded a total of over $3,000 in scholarships.
As a community focused financial institution, North Star Credit Union (NSCU) responds to the call of community involvement. NSCU provides scholarship awards to talented young men and women who are planning to move forward with their lives in higher education. In providing these funds, North Star's hope is that these students, through the pursuit of their respective educations, will be prepared for future success and ultimately possess the ability to give back in the form of service in their future communities. The North Star Credit Union 2018 Scholarship was open to any high school student, in the membership field high schools that we serve, classified as a senior with a projected graduation date of 2018. Applicants were judged on scholastic achievement, school leadership, community involvement and an essay. This year's essay focused on: What is a credit union? How does it serve the community?
Congratulations to the winners of this year's scholarship competition! This year North Star selected five students who were each awarded a scholarship.
Brandi Stougard is from Nashwauk High School. She plans to attend Itasca Community College to receive an undergraduate degree in Health Studies.
Dayelise Marie Davidson is from Greenway High School. Dayelise will be attending the University of St. Scholastica, majoring in Medicine.
Marissa Bober is from South Ridge High School. She plans to attend the University of St. Scholastica, majoring in Nursing.
Xari Simon-Mankowski is from North Woods High School. She plans to attend the University of St. Scholastica, majoring in Chemistry.
Jordan Danielson is from Denfeld High School. He plans to attend The University of St. Cloud, majoring in Business.
North Star Credit Union established its scholarship program as a means to encourage young adults to further their education and to prepare themselves for the future challenges of a successful life. The scholarship program, along with our internship programs, school branch programs, and The BOSS program, are all a part of our overall goal of giving back to our communities as we continue our commitment to our vision of "Helping to build thriving communities across Northern Minnesota."


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