Two Brainerd High School graduates and a Pequot Lakes High School graduate each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Nisswa Women's Club.
The club raises funds for scholarships through its annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, which was just held Tuesday at Madden's Town Hall.
The Nisswa Women's Club 2004 scholarships went to Kassy Dallmann, Emma Hoglund and Emily Wangstad.
Dallman has lived most of her life in the Nisswa area with her grandmother, Bertha Anderson. She just graduated from Brainerd High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Other honors earned include Scholar Athlete honor roll, Girls State representative for Nisswa American Legion, four times Student of the Semester, and she lettered twice in tennis and track.
Dallmann was a member of the Interact Club, class cabinet and key club. She is a mentor and an active member of the YMCA. She has dedicated many hours in the missions field, including trips to St. Paul, Mississippi and Illinois. She volunteers in a variety of ways, including at the gift shop at St. Joseph's Medical Center, the soup kitchen, nursing homes, blood drives, St. Mary's Place, the Salvation Army, and the Nisswa Park and Recreation Board.
This fall she plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Morris, to study chemistry and fulfill her pre-pharmacy requirements. This summer she will work at Schaefer's and travel to Poland with her church for two weeks to help at an English camp.
Hoglund is a lifelong resident of Nisswa and graduated from Pequot Lakes High School this year. Her parents are Louis and Janis Hoglund. She has been on the A Honor Roll since 1998, is a member of the National Honor Society, and Who's Who in American High School Students. She received a Merit Award at the Regional Science Fair, and was a Pequot Lakes Knowledge Bowl team winner.
Hoglund has been active in the Pequot Lakes music program and on the varsity fastpitch softball team. She has participated in summer recreation and the summer softball team. She is employed at Rainy Days Bookstore in Nisswa.
Hoglund will attend Concordia College this fall to major in music with an emphasis on French horn performance or science. Her long-term plans include attending graduate school and earning a doctorate degree. She would like to perform with a symphonic band or orchestra.
Wangstad has been a resident of the Nisswa area all her life and is the daughter of Lee and Nancy Wangstad. She graduated from Brainerd High School this year. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Other honors and awards received include the Presidential Award of Excellence in ninth grade, Student of the Semester as a sophomore and junior, excellent rating in Solo and Ensemble Contest as a junior, Miss Nisswa First Princess, and junior varsity captain her senior year.
This past year Wangstad was involved in the Kixters, Symphonic Band, Sinfonia Orchestra, Marching Band and Pep Band. She is currently an art advocate for The Crossing Arts Alliance and a volunteer at Lutheran Church of the Cross.
She will attend North Dakota State University to major in architecture with a minor in fine arts or advertising.
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