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Area students continue to excel academically

Detroit Lakes High School seniors Emily Larson, left, and Maren Goldstein were recently presented with STAR scholarships by Detroit Lakes Chapter FG of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). Larsen received $500, while Goldstein, as alternate, was awarded $250. (Submitted photo)

Local PEO chapter presents STAR scholarship to DL students

DETROIT LAKES — A prestigious PEO STAR Scholarship, awarded for the 2019-20 academic year, was presented to Emily Larson, a senior at Detroit Lakes High School. The scholarship was presented at the local meeting of PEO Chapter DQ on Thursday, May 9.

Emily is the daughter of local residents Brooks Larson and Lisa Conzemius, and was recommended for this $500 scholarship by Chapter FG of Detroit Lakes. Emily has been accepted by and will attend Concordia College, Moorhead, where she plans to study pre-med beginning this fall.

Maren Goldstein, also a senior at DLHS, was the alternate scholarship recipient and will receive $250 for her post-secondary education plans.

The PEO STAR Scholarship is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a PEO chapter for the award.

The PEO Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.

There are nearly 6,000 local chapters in the United States and Canada with almost 250,000 initiated members. The PEO Sisterhood has provided over $321 million in financial assistance to more than 105,000 recipients. The PEO Sisterhood also owns Cottey College, a fully accredited, private liberal arts and sciences college for women, with two-year and selected four-year programs, located in Nevada, Missouri.

For additional information on the PEO STAR Scholarship, please contact Judy Fankhanel at 701-212-3577 or visit www.peointernational.org.

Two local students named to dean's list at Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Two local students were recently named to the dean's list for academic achievement during spring semester 2019 at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D.

Hayley Johnson of Detroit Lakes and Sydney Prussia of Audubon were both selected for maintaining a grade point average of 3.50 or better during the semester.

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