JJMT Scholarships Awarded
Five Local Students Were Announced as JJMT Scholarship Winners
Published: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
A 2012 graduate of Opheim High School, Gwynn Simeniuk was second in her class with a 3.884 GPA while also serving the Opheim community in several other capacities.
She was the vice president of the student council for two years, and secretary for one. She served as the president of the 4-H club for two years and the club secretary for two more.
She was also the chapter president of the Futures Farmer's of America for one year and vice president for another. She served as vice president in the National Honor Society and Music Club for one year and the class vice president for four years.
Simeniuk also showed off her acting skills in the school play for six years. That does not overshadow her accomplishments on the athletic field, though as she lettered in varsity cross country, basketball and track and field. She was a member of two cross country state championship teams.
The daughter of Donald Harold George Simeniuk and Beth Ann Simeniuk, she plans to Montana State University, where she will study Agricultural Education and Animal Science. After college she plans to become a high school Ag. Ed. teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor.
Grant Legare, a 2012 graduate of Glasgow High School, finished with a 3.125 GPA while being involved in several extra-curricular activities.
Legare competed in cross country and basketball at Glasgow High and played baseball with the Glasgow Reds most recently. He helped take the Reds to the regional tournament in Burley, Idaho as part of perhaps the best team in Reds' history.
He was part of the National Honor Society for one year and the G-Club for another.
He is generous with his time as he volunteered at youth bible camp and helped re-paint the basketball hoops for the city at Sullivan Park. He also worked at Pamida and Zerbe Bros. inc.
The son of Robert and Lisa Legare, he will attend Montana State University in the fall, where he will enroll in either the engineering program or pursue a teaching degree. He is unsure of his overall career goal but is set on becoming a youth pastor after college.
Claire Fjeld, a 2012 graduate of Hinsdale High School, finished top of her class with a 3.9396 GPA.
She served in several capacities in several different clubs and societies during her time at Hinsdale High. She was the National Honor Society's vice-president for two years and the vice president of the yearbook for one year. She was a member of the H-Club for four years, the Future Farmers of America for two years and 4-H for 10 years.
She was in Honor Band for four years, was in the choir for three years and was on the student council for three years. She earned entry onto the Superintendent's Honor Roll for all four years at Hinsdale and was a George Eastman Young Leaders Award winner.
She earned All-Conference honors her junior and senior year and Academic All-State in both volleyball and basketball. She was an All-Defensive team selection in basketball, as well.
The daughter of Gifford and Kay Fjeld, she will attend Montana Tech in the fall, where she will study Environmental Engineering.
A 2012 graduate of Glasgow High School, Walt Dalbey was in the top 10 percent of his class with a 3.944 GPA. He participated in a variety of sports and clubs during his time at Glasgow High and earned a reputation of being a hard worker.
He ran cross country for three years, played basketball all four years, competed in track for two years, golfed for one year and played for the Glasgow reds for four years.
He dedicated himself to each sport and was noted for going the extra mile to make sure he was able to compete at the top of his game. That dedication earned him several honors and awards such as Academic All-State awards in basketball, cross country and track.
Dalbey also excelled off the field as he was the state co-president of the Montana Association of Student Councils for one year, the National Honor Society president, a member of the student council for four years, a member of the Key Club for one year, the Art Club for one year and the G-Club for two years.
He volunteered any extra time he had to help the community by painting bathrooms and locker rooms at the Fort Peck Rec Center, maintaining the Glasgow Reds baseball field and assisting with youth programs at the Glasgow Children's Museum.
The son of Steve and Susan Dalbey, he will attend Montana Tech in the fall where he plans to pursue a degree in a "field that [he is] passionate about."
Kelsey Borgen, a 2012 graduate of Glasgow High School, finished with a 2.872 GPA while participating in a variety of extra-curricular activities. She competed in volleyball, basketball and track for several years and excelled in volleyball in particular.
She earned volleyball MVP honors and was named to the first-team all-conference team. She also was a member of the USBC bowling league.
She participated in various school organizations such as the Foreign Language Club and the Key Club and was also the historian for the Jobs for Montana Graduates. She also served as an editor for the high school yearbook.
She was noted for her leadership in many of the sports and activities in which she was involved.
Meanwhile, Borgen worked at El-Cor-Del Lanes and Borgen Harvesting during her high school career.
The daughter of Dale Lee and Donna Borgan, she plans to attend Montana State University – Billings, where she will pursue a degree in Business Administration. She cites Business Administration as having a broad field of study that lend itself to a variety of career paths in her future.
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