Six Valier High School graduates from the Class of 2020 received generous scholarships through the Valier Community Scholarship Fund to help fund their post-secondary education endeavors.
Students who apply for scholarships through the Valier Community Scholarship Fund are judged based upon leadership, scholastic achievement, financial need, citizenship, community service and any other criteria specified by the donor.
This year’s scholarship recipients and the scholarships they received are listed below:
Abby Bock will be attending Baptist Memorial College of Health Science in Memphis, Tenn., to study Radiation Therapy. She received the following scholarships: $500 Justin Field Memorial, $300 Stockman Bank of Conrad, $500 Economic Development Corporation, $250 Pepsi Scholarship, $300 Ray Widhalm Memorial, $125 VHS ‘V’ Club and the $500 Valier Education Foundation. Other scholarships she received include $5,000 BMC Higher Purpose Scholarship and $500 Most Valuable Student.
Teanna Boggs-Layne plans to study Nursing at the University of Providence in Great Falls. She received the following scholarships: $250 American Legion Emmett Ryan Post #36, $200 American Legion Auxiliary, $200 Mountain Front 4-H Scholarship, $500 Quin Loendorf Memorial Scholarship, $150 Valier Women’s Community Club, $300 Donna and Deidre Wenzel Memorial, $200 Harry and Eyvon Swanson Memorial, $500 3Rivers Communication Scholarship and $500 Economic Development Corp. Scholarship. She also received a $16,000 University of Providence Rodeo Scholarship, ReACT Scholarship and Montana High School Rodeo Association Scholarship.
Hannah Christiaens will be attending Montana State University in Bozeman to study Secondary Education English and Journalism. She received the following scholarships: $1,000 Diede Family Scholarship, $1,000 Meagan Widhalm Memorial, $500 Gene and Grace Egan Memorial, $100 St. Francis PCCW, $500 Don and Margaret Christiaens Memorial, $250 Valier Federation of Teachers, $300 Stockman Bank of Conrad, $1,000 Beck Foundation Scholarship, $500 Farrington Family Memorial, $500 Valier Education Foundation as well as the $2,500 MSU Premier Scholarship.
Kasen Kovatch has enlisted in the U.S. National Guard and plans to attend Montana State University in Billings in the Spring of 2021 to study Construction/ Carpentry. In addition to the National Guard GI Bill, he received the following local scholarships: $150 Panther Booster Club, $150 Roger Hammer SkillsUSA, $200 Valier Little Guy Wrestling Club, $200 Heisey Award, $250 American Legion Emmett Ryan Post #36, $500 Goff Family Memorial, $250 Pepsi Scholarship, $125 VHS “V” Club and $200 Valier Area Development Corporation.
Brett Monroe plans to attend the University of Montana Helena College to study Welding. He received the following scholarships: $250 Dupuyer Community Club Scholarship, $200 Valier Little Guy Wrestling Club, $1,000 Sun River Electric, $200 Cenex Harvest States (pending), and the $500 Patty Derks Memorial Scholarship.
Chance Peterson plans to attend the University of Montana Helena College to study Diesel Technology. He received the following scholarships: $150 Panther Booster Club, $200 Mountain Front 4-H Scholarship, $1,000 Sun River Electric Scholarship, $200 Heisey Award, $100 Ben Taylor Scholarship, $200 Valier Odd Fellows and the $500 Ron and Quin Loendorf Memorial in honor of Lisa Loendorf.