By Gregg Campbell
Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Scholarships awarded to Willow River students

 


Willow River High School Commencement for the Class of 2018 was held on Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm in the Tom Stine Gymnasium. The Willow River Choir and Band performed under the direction of Mr. Dylan Fuglestad. Junior escorts were Madeleine Olson and Logan Peterson.

A welcome address was given by Susan Grutkoski the senior class president, followed by a Salutatory address by Kayla Behrman, and Valedictory address by Melanie Lang.

Honor students included: Laura Alberg, Kayla Behrman, Delaney Danelski, Kaia Doboszenski, Gordon Eaton, Joseph Gibson, Susan Grutkoski, Evan Hansen, Faith Weber, Kole Harris, Melanie Lang, Dilon Louzek, Evan Nelson, Samantha Nylen, Jason Sundin, and Laura Walker.

Local scholarships awarded this year totaled $27,700. Eighteen students were awarded scholarships to help further their education.

Recipients and sponsors included:

Laura Alberg:Town and Country Insurance-$1000, Willow River Northview Bank- $200, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur-$400

Kayla Behrman: Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion- $500, Sturgeon Lake Lions/ Veronica Borchardt Memorial- $500, Willow River Commercial Club- $250, Willow River Parent Teacher Organization- $250, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur-$100, Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club- $300, Willow River Northview Bank- $200


Delaney Danelski: Hope Nursery School- $1000, Federated Co-ops, Inc.- $400, Willow River Community Club- $350, Willow River Commercial Club- $250, Willow River Northview Bank- $200, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur-$100

Kaia Doboszenski: All School Reunion- $300, Mercy Hospital/Ester Post Memorial- $1000

Willow River Community Club- $350, Willow River American Legion Auxiliary Post #163- $250

Willow River American Legion #163- $300, Memorial Blood Center- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club- $300, Willow River Northview Bank- $200

Julieanne Eaton: Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post #361- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Willow River Northview Bank- $200

Joseph Gibson: Dave Patterson Memorial- $400, Moose Lake Marketplace- $100, Willow River Commercial Club- $250, Willow River Northview Bank- $200, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100

Susan Grutkoski: Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post #361- $500, Kiwanis Club of Moose Lake- $1000, Willow River Community Club- $350, Willow River Commercial Club- $250

Dan Radzak Memorial- $300, Memorial Blood Center- $500, Willow River Parent Teacher Organization- $250, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club- $300, Willow River Northview Bank- $200

Evan Hansen: Sturgeon Lake Lions/Veronica Borchardt Memorial- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Willow River Northview Bank- $200

Avery Kosloski: Mercy Hospital Auxiliary-Moose Lake- $600

Melanie Lang: Willow River Education Association- $250, Willow River Northview Bank- $200, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club- $300

Dilon Louzek: Federated Co-op, Inc. - $400, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100

Evan Nelson: Alpha Delta Kappa- $300, Commercial Roofing- $350, Dave Patterson Memorial- $400

Samantha Nylen: Solomon’s Masonic Lodge #286 Moose Lake- $1000, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $200

Lindsay Peterson: Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post #361 - $500, First National Bank- Moose Lake- $200, Memorial Blood Center- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100

Willow River Northview Bank- $200

Leah Rhoades: Denham-Sturgeon Lake American Legion Post #361- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100

Laura Walker: East Central Energy- $1000, Willow River Commercial Club- $250, Willow River Northview Bank-$200, Memorial Blood Center- $500, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100

Faith Weber: Members Cooperative Credit Union- $500, Sturgeon Lake Lions/Veronica Borchardt- $500, Willow River American Legion #163- $300, Sonshine Community Services- $750, Kettle River Pizza Entrepreneur- $100, Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club- $300


Drew Welch: Mercy Foundation- $1000, Willow River Northview Bank- $200

A special thank you is extended to all of these organizations for their commitment to education and very generous support of Willow River Area School students.

 

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