PLHS graduate earns World Citizen Award
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Luke Funk, a Pequot Lakes High School graduate and a second-year nursing student at Minnesota State Community and Technical College's Wadena campus, has been awarded a $500 Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award scholarship.
Funk previously earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of North Dakota and ultimately hopes to become a nurse practitioner working in rural health care. He currently works for Northern Pines Mental Health Center in Staples.
The $500 Mark Welter World Citizen Award is a tribute to Minnesota State students who best exemplify the thoughts, words and actions demanded by citizens of an interconnected 21 st century world. Approximately 20 students are recognized from Minnesota State’s 30 two-year colleges and seven universities each year.
The award is sponsored by the Welter Family Foundation and the student advocacy group LeadMN.