Fargo Davies High School seniors Dyuti Dawn and Junting Shen were among 161 high school seniors named U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognized for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. They will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion at the 2019 ceremony on Sunday, June 23.
Mya Hassebrock, Fargo, received the Raven STEM Career Scholarship for Graduating Girl Scouts in the amount of $1,000 for her post-secondary education plans to major in environmental sciences with a focus on research and awareness. Hassebrock, a Girl Scout for 13 years, received the Girl Scout bronze and silver awards and leads Girl Scout programs, serves as a National Park Steward for Girl Scouts and volunteers with Key Club, First Lutheran Church, YWCA, Great Plains Food Bank, Global Travel Alliance and the Salvation Army.
Catholic United Financial awarded scholarships to help defray the costs of tuition and expenses of post-high school education to Adam Parkinson, Braeton Motschenbacher, Mason Engler, Madison Engler and Natalie Heinrich, Fargo, Alyssa Haagenson, Konner Doucette, Brook Carney and Brianna Carney, Moorhead and Alexis Coles and Kinsey Otto, Grand Forks.
Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minnesota, announced that Aumbra Manley, Fergus Falls, Minn., is the 2019 winner of the Congressional Art Competition for her painting, "Hidden Struggles." Manley will travel to Washington D.C. to view her work alongside other winners from across the country.
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman Bailey G. Life graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio after completing an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Life is is the son of Michael T. Life of Billings, Mont., and Jeanna S. Life of Moorhead, Minn. and a 2017 graduate of Moorhead High School.
Alivia Pettys, an employee at Pizza Ranch in Dilworth, Minn., received the Service From The Heart Scholarship for $2,000 funded by Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola. The Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarship Program awards 10 of the scholarships to team members who plan to attend or who currently attend a post-secondary educational institution.
JoAnn Rasmussen Alger, Fargo, recently received the national Church Women United’s Valiant Woman Award for Fargo. She has served as a CWU representative, vice president and president of CWU for many years.