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WDC High School students receive scholarships, recognition at awards ceremony May 18

Photo by Cheryl Harrison Wadena-Deer Creek High School seniors are shown here at the annual WDC Senior Awards Recognition Banquet on May 18. Sitting, from left: Brandon Schmitz, Meggie Rentz, Keeley Timm, Jenna Geiser, Erica Miron, Molly Barrett, Rachael Carlisle, Amanda Perkins, Bradley Becker, Christina Wolden, Haley Anderson, Kelsey Browne; back row, from left: Marcus Rohr, Courtney Volkmann, Rachel Craig, Jared Wegscheid, Kyle Moench, Dylan Anderson, Duke Harrison, Bryan Silvers, Jordan Jacobson, Al...

More than $38,000 in scholarships were awarded to Wadena-Deer Creek High School 2011 seniors at the school's annual senior awards program on May 18 at M-State.

WDC High School Principal Tyler Church served as master of ceremonies at the annual senior scholarship/awards program where members of the community presented students with their scholarship and/or recognition award.

"I'm extremely proud of our graduates and the scholarships and awards they've received. It's a reflection of the quality education these students earn here at Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools," said Church.

According to Church, graduates continue to receive scholarships throughout the remainder of the summer. The following are the scholarships presented either prior to or at the ceremony. Church said WDC is grateful to all of its scholarship sponsors, as well as its alumni, businesses and friends for their generous donations.

Arvig Communications Scholarship ($3,000) - Alex Andrews

American Legion (Plaque) - Duke Harrison

American Legion Auxiliary (Plaque) - Haley Anderson

Bill Burns Memorial Scholarship ($800) - Brandon Schmitz

Bluffton Lions Brian McGrane Scholarship ($500) - Rachael Carlisle

Edith Bottemiller Scholarship ($1,000) - Brandon Schmitz

Florence Claydon Scholarship ($500) - Elena Roggenkamp

Fox/Hess Scholarship (Plaque) - Dylan Anderson, Rachel Craig

George Krier Memorial Scholarship (Plaque) - Taylor Bienusa

Jim Roes Student Athletes (Plaque) - Rachel Craig, Bryan Silvers

M.M. Bottemiller Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) - Rachel Craig

Mason Brothers Scholarships ($1,000 each) - Duke Harrison, Kelsey Browne

P.E.O. Scholarship ($500) - Meggie Rentz

Pepsi Scholarships ($500 each) - Courtney Volkmann, Bryan Silvers, Bradley Becker

Pleidrup Award ($500) - Meggie Rentz

Polman Transfer Scholarship ($200) - Brandon Schmitz

Rosemary Harrison Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) - Meggie Rentz

Rotary Club Awards ($900 each) - Rachel Craig, Cory Tumberg

Rotary Club Award - Tech ($750) - Jordan Jacobson

Russ Davis Scholarship ($2,500) - Dylan Anderson

Taner P. Eiswald Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Alex Andrews

Tranby Special Olympics Awards (Certificates) - Tawnie Blair, Tanya Gumz, Mathew Rohr

Tri-County Hospital Award ($1,000) - Rachael Carlisle

VFW Post 3922 Scholarship ($500 each) - Jenna Geiser, Kyle Moench, Molly Barrett

Wadena Lions Club Scholarships ($500 each) - Kelsey Browne, Rachael Carlisle, Christina Wolden, Keeley Timm, Cory Tumberg

Wadena Female Volunteer Award ($300) - Erica Miron

WDC School Employees Scholarship ($500 each) - Bradley Becker, Erica Miron

Weyhrauch Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Haley Anderson

Wolverine Athlete of the Year Awards (Plaque) - Jared Wegscheid, Courtney Volkmann

Dollars for Scholars Scholarships ($500 each) - Kyle Moench, Molly Barrett, Jenna Geiser, Kelsey Browne, Scott Fillhouer, Courtney Volkmann, Erica Miron

Doris Felton Scholarship ($750 each) - Duke Harrison, Amanda Perkins, Christina Wolden

Ethel Gustafson Scholarship ($750) - Rachel Craig

Elaine Lundeen Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Keeley Timm

Rex and Alma McDonald Scholarship ($500) - Haley Anderson

Harold and Edythe Peterson Family Scholarship ($1,500 each) - Alex Andrews, Bryan Silvers

Ruth and Frank Robinson Memorial Scholarship ($500) - Kyle Moench

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative Scholarship ($350) - Kyle Moench

Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank Business Scholarship ($500) - Cory Tumberg

WDC Wrestling Boosters Scholarship ($500) - Dylan Anderson

Leslie Helle Scholarship ($500) - Rachael Carlisle

Expressions Salon Award ($100) - Kyle Moench, Haley Anderson, Keeley Timm

Given prior to ceremony:

President's Scholarship from St. John's and St. Ben's - Dylan Anderson, Keeley Timm

Benedictine Scholarship from St. Scholastica - Dylan Isola

Miss Wadena Pageant Scholarship - Haley Anderson

Concordia Excellence Scholarship - Haley Anderson, Molly Barrett

Wadena Masonic Lodge Scholarship - Haley Anderson

Northwestern Presidential Scholarship - Alex Andrews

Northwestern Leadership Award Scholarship - Alex Andrews

BSU Presidential Scholarship - Bradley Becker, Rachel Craig

BSU Campus Honors Scholarship - Bradley Becker

UMD Academic Scholarship - Duke Harrison

NDSU Presidential Scholarship - Erica Miron, Bryan Silvers

Concordia Music Scholarship - Elena Roggenkamp

Concordia Presidential Achievement Award - Elena Roggenkamp

BSU Volleyball Scholarship - Courtney Volkmann, Kelsi Crawford, Rachel Craig