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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Four Valley County Students Awarded JJMT Scholarships

 


The Jeff Jurgens Memorial Youth Basketball Tournament Scholarship Committee has awarded four $1500 scholarships to the following students:

Delaney Beil, daughter of Keith and Myla Beil

A 2016 graduate of Hinsdale High School, Delaney Beil will be attending MSU – Northern to pursue a degree in nursing.

During her four years at HHS, Beil was active in several extra-curricular activities, and was an active volunteer in the community. She participated in four years of volleyball, and competed in both track and field and basketball for three years.

In addition, she participated in student council and H-Club for four years, FFA for six years, band for three years, and was a member of National Honor Society for two years.

As an active volunteer in her community, Beil is a 17- year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Additionally, she is an active church volunteer and helps with multiple community events.

In addition to the time she spent on extra-curricular activities and volunteering, Beil has held several jobs – most of them simultaneous, including: child care, ranch hand, laborer, CNA, veterinary assistant, and retail assistant.

Throughout her high school career, Beil has maintained her GPA at a 3.7 or above.

Chloe Koessl, daughter of Kirk and Brenda Koessl

A 2016 graduate of Nashua High School, Chloe Koessl will be attending MSU Bozeman with an intended major in neuroscience/cell biology. Ultimately, Koessl’s goal is to become a physician.

During her four years at NHS, Koessl was active in several extra-curricular activities, and was active in her church. She participated in four years of volleyball and one year of basketball. In addition, Koessl was a member of National Honor Society for three years, and Art Club for two years.

She was active in 4-H for ten years and held both the position of secretary and treasurer.

She is currently employed as a CNA at FMDH, and also worked as a waitress for two years.

Notably, Koessl finished her high school career with a cumulative GPA of 3.973.

Karissa Liebelt, daughter Greg and Shannon Liebelt

A 2016 graduate of Glasgow High School, Karissa Liebelt will be attending Bismarck State College with a goal of pursuing a career in nursing.

During her four years at GHS, Liebelt was active in several extra-curricular activities, and was also active in her church youth group.

She participated in two years of basketball and volleyball, three years of track and field, and one year each of speech and drama, softball and fall cheerleading. In addition, she was a football manager for one year.

She was active in pep club and G - Club for four years, Key Club for three years and Art Club for one year. Liebelt was a student council class representative for two years and participated in two years each of National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society.

In addition to the time she spent on extra-curricular activities and volunteering, Liebelt was employed as a waitress, a CNA, and did some secretarial work.

Liebelt finished her high school career with a 3.745 cumulative GPA.

Logan Gunderson, son of Pat and Christi Gunderson

A 2016 graduate of Glasgow High School, Logan Gunderson will be attending MSU Bozeman to pursue an undergraduate degree in biochemistry while also completing the pre-medicine curriculum. Ultimately, Gunderson would like to become a pediatric cardiologist.

During his four years at GHS, Gunderson was active in several extra-curricular activities, and was an active volunteer in the community. He participated in cross country and track for four years, basketball for three years and swim team for 11 years.

He was a member of National Honor Society for four years and took reign as president his senior year. He also participated in Key Club for four years and G-Club for three years – one of which he served as treasurer.

Gunderson was a member of the GHS Student Council and served as vice president his senior year. He participated in band, honors band and jazz band for four years, and was on the Academic Olympics team two years-in-a-row. He was selected to participate in the GHS trading card program twice, and was a National Congress of Future Medical Leaders Delegate in 2015.

Gunderson has been an active volunteer at the First Lutheran Church, was a Relay for Life team captain, and has organized a color run to benefit wounded warriors for the last two years.

In addition to the time he spent on extra-curricular activities and volunteering, Gunderson held a full-time job each summer for four years as a lifeguard at the city pool, and a part-time soccer referee for two years.

Notably, Gunderson managed to maintain a 4.0-plus GPA all four years of his high school career.

The Jeff Jurgens Memorial Scholarship is supported by funds raised at the annual JJMT basketball tournament. The tournament is held in March of each year and 2017 will mark the nineteenth year of the event.

 

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