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Backus Lions present scholarships to PR-B seniors

The Backus Lions Club showed its support of community youth by presenting four Pine River-Backus seniors a scholarship of $500 each for continued education.

From left, Henry Krecklau, Samuel Pelkey, Nicholas Gravdahl and Kendra Findley received scholarships from the Backus Lions Club on May 20 at the Scholarship Awards Program. Sandy Remington presenting the scholarships.Submitted Photo
From left, Henry Krecklau, Samuel Pelkey, Nicholas Gravdahl and Kendra Findley received scholarships from the Backus Lions Club on May 20 at the Scholarship Awards Program. Sandy Remington presenting the scholarships.Submitted Photo
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The Backus Lions Club showed its support of community youth by presenting four Pine River-Backus seniors a scholarship of $500 each for continued education.

Club president Sandy Remington presented the scholarships to Henry Krecklau, Samuel Pelkey, Nicholas Gravdahl and Kendra Findley on May 20 at the Scholarship Awards Program. Remington said these students have set an excellent example for fellow students to follow and are deserving recipients of this scholarship.

Krecklau is from Pine River and his parents are Mary and Randall Krecklau. He plans to attend Mayville State in North Dakota to major in nursing.

Pelkey is from Backus and his parents are Greg and Angie Pelkey. He plans to attend Wadena Community College to major in electrical technology.

Gravdahl is from Pine River and his parents are Michael and Jeniffer Gravdahl. He plans to attend Concordia College to major in chemistry.

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Findley is from Pine River and her parent is Mary Frausto. She plans to attend Wadena Community College to major in nursing.

Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges the community faces, and it's a need the Backus Lions Club continue to address. The club is grateful for the support and contributions it receives from the community.

Funds received from the many activities put on during the year benefit the philanthropic activity of the Backus Lions, including high school scholarships, food shelves, Christmas For Kids, Relay For Life, service dog organizations, local schools, nursing homes, fire department and First Responders.

The Backus Lions Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Backus American Legion.

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