2017 Scholarship Winners
$1000 Basin Scholarship
Travis Anderson, Regent, earned the $1000 Basin Scholarship. A graduate of Mott-Regent High School in May 2016, Travis graduated with honors. Active in speech, drama, choir, band, and FBLA, he was also awarded the American Legion award for courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, and service. A farm hand for Anderson Farms, Travis plans to obtain a biology degree with an emphasis in pre-medicine from the University of North Dakota. Then he plans to attend medical school and obtain a doctorate, and practice medicine in rural North Dakota. Travis is the son of Slope Electric members Larry and Paula Anderson.
$1000 Slope Electric Scholarship
Jenna Ehlis, New England, earned the $1000 Slope Electric Scholarship. The 2016 class valedictorian at New England Public School, Jenna played volleyball, basketball and softball, and was involved in concert choir, band and National Honors Society. An equipment operator for Ehlis Farms and a youth baseball coach for the New England Park Board, Jenna plans to graduate from the University of Mary in 2020 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She hopes to continue her education upon being accepted into dental school. She is striving to work as a dentist in a small, rural area, while working to better the community. Jenna is the daughter of Elliott and Tara Ehlis.
$1000 Vocational/Technical Scholarship
MaLynn Kautzman, Mott, earned the $1000 Vacation/Technical scholarship. A graduate of Mott-Regent High School, MaLynn was involved in basketball, volleyball and track, FFA on local and national levels, and a variety of choir and band groups. She also earned the Best Volleyball Serve Award and regional placement in volleyball, and was the American Legion Free-Throw Champion. A lifeguard for Mott Pool and a cook fot the Mott Equity Exchange and C-Store, MaLynn plans to attend Saint Paul College in Minnesota this fall, and pursue a degree in culinary arts. After college, she hopes to receive an internship and works with chefs in various restaurants. Her ultimate goal is to own and operate a restaurant, and bring people together through food. MaLynn is the daughter of Tom and Sherry Kautzman.