2021 Recipients

John (Jack) Vogl - John & Mary Erickson Scholarship

Jack was surrounded by sports growing up. He moved to Fergus Falls as a young boy. His grandfather was a role model for him; Jack says, “he loved teaching kids not only about the game but about life.” Jack credits his coaches with teaching him how to deal with losses and take positives away from those losses.  Jack says,” ...if you ask anyone who has played sports, the people they meet and the lessons they learned are the most important thing.”  Jack was awarded the John & Bernie Schumacher Scholarship Award.

Nathaniel Hegland - Past Presidents Scholarship

Nathaniel will carry many lessons he learned from High School sports with him to the University of Minnesota in the fall. At St.Cloud Tech, he participated and lettered in Football, Basketball, and Track. He credits sports as helping him to develop as a leader, a student, and the person he is today.  Nathaniel says, “ These sports have had an important place in my heart, and their influence put my future in a great direction.”  Nathaniel was awarded the Past Presidents Scholarship Award

Jenna Nyblom - Val Teichrow Scholarship

Jenna followed in her parent’s footsteps as being a multi-sport athlete in High School. At Apple Valley High school, she participated in Soccer, Basketball, and Golf. She was a captain for all three sports and was a recipient of the Athena Award.  She says that developing time management and balancing school with a busy sports schedule was essential.  She credits her parents  (both HS coaches) with showing her what it takes to be a great player and an even better teammate.  Jenna was awarded the Val Teichrow Scholarship Award.

  Tess Jones- Past Presidents Scholarship

Tess grew up in a “sports enthusiastic” family.  Through sports at Verndale High School, she learned to become respectful and responsible on and off the court and playing fields.  She says she has come to understand that hard work, discipline, passion, and persistence are more important than just talent.  The skills and lessons she learned through participation in sports will have a positive impact on her future.  Tess was awarded the Past Presidents Scholarship Award.

Brevyn Lingen  - Howard E. Emerson Scholarship

Brevyn participated in high school sports in Thief River Falls.  As a multi-sport athlete, Brevyn understands the importance of winning and losing. In addition to that, he recognizes that the skills learned to include hard work, grit, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and leadership.  He plans on implementing these skills both in his life and in the lives of others.  Brevyn was awarded the Howard Emerson Scholarship Award.

  Cooper Grahek  - Darien & Mary DeRocher Scholarship

Sports have played a huge role in Cooper’s life since a young age.  He started playing Hockey which led him to participate in Football, Soccer, Baseball, and Golf at Eveleth-Gilbert High school. His coaches greatly influenced him and taught him the importance of showing up on time, following strict schedules, and, most importantly, discipline.  Cooper learned how important it is to give 100% all of the time.  Cooper was awarded the Darian DeRocher Scholarship Award.

Marlys Michaud - Betsy Farness Scholarship

 At Sartell High school, Marlys participated in Cross Country, Tennis, and Golf but was only three years old when she was introduced to Gymnastics.  In club Gymnastics, she was focused on personal success.  As a member of the High School team, she realized that you are there to better the team in addition to personal goals.  This year Sartell won the class AA Gymnastics State Championship.  In addition, Marlys won the vault, uneven bars, and the all-around.  Marlys was awarded the Betsy Farness Scholarship Award.

Ellie Reierson - John & Bernie Schumacher Scholarship

Ellie graduated from Frazee High School. She began playing sports at a very young age. Ellie participated in Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. As a senior, she held a position as Varsity captain. Many of her values in sports were instilled in her by her father, who is a coach. Ellie says, “sports have shaped this small-town girl into someone who can overcome any obstacle.” Ellie was awarded the John and Mary Erickson Scholarship Award.

Addison Fleischman  - Kathy Fredrickson Scholarship

In the fall, Addison will be heading to Dakota Wesleyan University.  She plans on working toward a degree in elementary education and sports management.  She credits her involvement in sports in Edgerton as the reason for the plan for her future.  Addison states, “Sports have given me leadership skills, determination, skills to overcome adversity, a format to embrace diversity in teammates, and has taught me the importance of being a lifelong learner.”  Addison was awarded the Kathy Frederickson Scholarship Award.

Bode Magnuson  -Steve Kerzie Scholarship

Bode played Football and Basketball at Pequot Lakes High School.  He was around football from a very young age as his father was a football coach.  His main drive for sports stems from his competitive nature.  He even played two or more sports during the same season.  The connections, the competition, and the memories are what make sports so important to Bode.  Bode was awarded the Steve Kerzie Scholarship Award.