Chevy scholar program launch
The West Dakota Chevy Dealers of western North Dakota have launched the third annual Chevy Scholar scholarship program for high school juniors and seniors.
The Chevy Scholar program invites nominations for outstanding high school juniors and seniors in the market area to compete to receive two $5,000 college scholarships. Last year the dealers received over 275 applications of North Dakota and Minnesota high schools students, and more than 8,500 text and online votes from the public to choose the winners.
Nominations begin now and end Feb. 20, 2013, at which time 10 scholarship finalists will be chosen. From March 4-18, online and text voting will take place to determine the winners. The scholarship winners will be announced March 22. There will be two $5,000 winners, and eight finalists will receive $500.
"The Chevy Scholar program allows us as the West Dakota Chevy Dealers to work together to provide a great scholarship opportunity for outstanding students across the region," said West Dakota Chevy Dealers president Christian Kostelecky. "We are all individually involved in our communities supporting youth sports, organizations like Rotary and Optimists and other community programs, but for Chevy Scholar we like that we come together to combine our efforts to really make a significant impact on a student's education."
Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by family, friends, parents, teachers or coaches. Nomination forms can be downloaded at (www.chevyscholar.com) or picked up from any of the 11 West Dakota Chevy Dealers. Nominators fill out basic information including community involvement, academic achievements, extracurricular activities and volunteer work.
Nomination forms can be submitted upon completion at any of the 11 West Dakota Chevy dealerships. At the end of the process, one nominator will win $500 through a random drawing.
Area graduates from UTTC
Area graduates from United Tribes Technical College included Lacey Fox, Fort Totten, automotive technology; Adam Nadeau, Rolla, computer information technology; Joshua Baker, New Town, and Joseph Everett, Garrison, electrician apprentice certificate; and Tascha McConnell, Hazen, medical transcription certificate. A graduation ceremony was held Dec. 14 at the college.