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More than $85,000 awarded in scholarships to PR-B grads

More than $95,000 in scholarships were awarded May 22 at the awards ceremony at Pine River-Backus School.

Alfred Weise: $250 each to Meg Stevenson, Carla Volz, Brooke Richards, Erin Fisker and Tatum Sheley.

GE Henderson: $100 each to Brooke Richards, Tony Saari, Beau Howard, Cody Mager and Carla Volz.

Steven and Tammy Cox: $3,000 to Brittany Kelley; $1,500 to Autumn Ackerman; $500 each to Maggie Griffith, Lacey Schermann and Brooke Richards.

Marshall and Nellie Alworth Memorial Award: $20,000 to Isabel Lawrence.

Gordon and Velva Marshall: $1,000 each to Meghan Wheeler, Cody Mager, Brooke Richards, Andrew Munsch and Meg Stevenson.

Lutheran Community Foundation Evelyn W. Berg Scholarship: $1,000 each to Erin Fisker, April Sympson, Carla Volz, Lacey Schermann, Nicole Arends, Alexis Smith and Morgan Demars.

Backus American Legion Post 368: $400 each to Isabel Lawrence, Shona Nagel, April Sympson, Drey Loge, Tatum Sheley, Codi Bumgarner, Erin Fisker, Alexis Smith, Autumn Ackerman and Kendra Brasel.

Backus Lions Club Scholarship: $500 each to Tyler Burgoyne, Kristle Peltier, Kelsey Schwartz and Codi Bumgarner.

Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Auxiliary: $500 each to Kendra Brasel and Codi Bumgarner.

Crosslake Lions: $1,000 to Morgan Demars.

Eradelphian Club: $1,000 to Isabel Lawrence.

Elizabeth Reighard & Calvin Fillings: $500 to Brittany Kelley.

John Geary Memorial/Pine River Fire Department: $300 to Kristle Peltier.

Masonic Lodge Scholarship: $600 to Andrew Munsch.

Alpha Chapter #23 Order of the Eastern Star: $1,000 to Kelsey Schwartz.

Mid-Minnesota Builders Association: $750 each to Drey Loge and Nicole Arends.

National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA): $500 to Kristle Peltier.

Elks Student of the Month Award: $300 to Alexis Smith.

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award: $800 to Drey Loge.

Elks Masanz Scholarship: $1,000 to Codi Bumgarner.

Pelican Lakes Conservation Club: $1,000 to Meghan Wheeler.

Pequot Lakes Baptist Church: $500 to Kristle Peltier.

Pequot Tool & Mfg. Scholarship: $750 to Drey Loge.

Pine River American Legion Auxiliary: $250 each to Nicole Arends, Codi Bumgarner, Autumn Ackerman, Kayla Schossow and Maggie Griffith.

Pine River American Legion Post 613: $500 each to Drey Loge and Autumn Ackerman.

Pine River State Bank Employee: $750 each to Kelsey Schwartz and Maggie Griffith.

Pine River Education Association: $300 each to Tatum Sheley and Alexis Smith.

Travis Family Memorial: $300 to Dylan Irish.

Weiss Family Memorial: $500 each to April Sympson and Beau Howard.

Dennis L. Heemstra: $7,000 to Drey Loge.

Whitefish Area Lions Club: $500 to Codi Bumgarner; $250 each to Kayla Schossow and Isabel Lawrence.

10 th Grade Essay Contest Winner: $250 to Erin Fisker.

Good Citizen Scholarship: $300 each to Meg Stevenson and Erin Fisker.

Pine River/Backus Scholars Drawing: $500 each to Tyler Burgoyne, Lacey Schermann, Kendra Brasel, Cody Mager, Meg Stevenson, Kayla Schossow, Kristle Peltier, Morgan Demars, Alexis Smith, Meghan Wheeler, Beau Howard, Tatum Sheley, Brittany Kelley, Shona Nagel, Carla Volz, Dylan Irish, Isabel Lawrence, Nicole Arends, Maggie Griffith and April Sympson.

Ben Krueger Pequot American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49: $1,000 to Codi Bumgarner; $500 each to Kayla Schossow and Maggie Griffith.

Mary Felton Scholarship: $500 each to Tatum Sheley and Dylan Irish.

Central Lakes College Stephan Amy Memorial: $650 to Kendra Brasel.

Crow Wing Power Scholarship: $500 each to Ashley Johnson, Lacey Schermann, Drey Loge, Autumn Ackerman, Codi Bumgarner, Morgan Demars, Kelsey Schwartz, Kendra Brasel, Kayla Schossow, Maggie Griffith, Meghan Wheeler, Brittany Kelley and Beau Howard.

North Ward Homes: $300 to Tyler Burgoyne.

Sheila Joan Anderson Scholarship: $500 each to Tony Saari and Maggie Griffith.

Riverview Church: $700 to Shona Nagel.

Pine River Lion Club: $300 each to Drey Loge and Frank Mitchell.

Park Rapids Disabled American Auxiliary: $500 to Erin Fisker.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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