The West Dakota Chevy Dealers and Heartland Chevy Dealers of North Dakota and western Minnesota have teamed up for the second annual Chevy Scholar scholarship program choosing 10 finalists from area high schools.
You can help choose the four winners who will receive $5,000 college scholarships. From March 6 to March 19, 2012, online and text voting will take place to determine the four winners. (One nominator will also be chosen at random to receive $500.) Scholarship winners will be announced March 23, 2012.
Meet the 10 finalists from our region and then go online, sign in and vote at: http://www.chevyscholar.com/vote/
MEET THE 10 FINALISTS:
Michaela Current, Senior – Red River High School, Grand Forks, ND Michaela is active in theater productions during the school year and during the summer as well. She was selected as a student intern for the School-to-Work program and also volunteers for her church and for Valley Eldercare.
Cassandra Fick, Senior – Litchville-Marion High School, Litchville, ND Cassandra is active in student government, speech, band, choir, basketball and volleyball. She volunteers and teaches at two area churches, volunteers at the Humane Society, and has been a newspaper carrier for the Fargo Forum since third grade.
Austin Mack, Junior – Dickinson High School, Dickinson, ND Austin volunteers for his church, blood drives, and with numerous soccer events, community events, Dickinson Parks and Rec events and youth activities. He’s active in student government, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, soccer, basketball, track and field, cross-country and concert choir.
Cara Mund, Senior – Century High School, Bismarck, ND Cara’s activities include dance, student government and leadership, speech, the school newspaper and the photography club. She volunteers for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, after-school mentoring and a variety of fund-raisers and community projects.
Kaylee Scott, Senior – Rolette High School, Home: Belcourt, ND Kaylee is active in volleyball, basketball, speech, choir, band, student government and student mentoring. She volunteers at the Rolette Community Care Center and works as a lifeguard for the City of Rolette.
Sadie Sondeland, Senior – Valley-Edinburg High School, Edinburg, ND Sadie is active in volleyball, drama club, student government and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She volunteers for the Northlands Rescue Mission, serves as a youth group advisor and Sunday School teacher, goes on church mission trips, and participates in leadership groups.
Brandon Swanson, Senior – Devils Lake High School, Devils Lake, ND Brandon’s activities include football, track and field, orchestra,Future Business Leaders of America, and the American Mathematical Challenge test.
Jay Turner, Senior – Twin Oaks, Fergus Falls, MN Jay is active in baseball, band, tutoring, Tae Kwon Do and community theater. His volunteer work includes mission work for his church, Boy Scout patrol leader, and mentoring youth groups.
Dustin Vigstol, Senior – Des Lacs Burlington High School, Des Lacs, ND Dustin participates in student government, North Dakota’s State Science Olympiad, and takes the lead in organizing student events and activities. His volunteer work includes mission trips for his church and helping to create dikes in the recent flooding.
DeeAnna Ziegler, Senior – Hazen High School, Hazen, ND DeeAnna is active in volleyball, basketball, track and field, student government, band, Acalympics, Future Business Leaders of America and St. Martin’s Youth Group. Her volunteer work includes helping the homeless, sandbagging, “Teens for Jeans,” and serving as a student aide in a second-grade classroom.