Laney Conger (she/her): Laney is a graduate of the Columia Falls High School class of 2020 and plans to attend Stanford University in the fall with an interest in Environmental Studies. Laney has been involved in Speech and Debate, Conservation Crew, and Gay-Straight Alliance throughout her high school career. She looks forward to going to school in California and expanding her interests and perspectives.
Sam Menicke: Sam is a graduating Senior from Whitefish High School. He will be attending Macalester College next fall in Saint Paul, MN. Sam played Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Track all four years of high school and was a captain on all three teams his Senior year. Sam also participated in Student Government and National Honors Society. He will be playing soccer for Macalester next year, and is super excited to experience new things outside of Flathead County and Montana.
Scott O'Donnell: Scott is a graduate of Flathead High School, class of 2020; Cum Laude, with IB Merit Distinction, and Civics Distinction. He will be majoring in History Education at the University of Montana Davidson Honors College and has also been accepted into the Franke Global Leadership Initiative. Additionally, Scott hopes to study in Latin America for a semester and to receive certification in Spanish.
Scholarships in the amount of $500 were awarded by the Flathead County Democratic Women to five graduating Flathead County high school seniors. Those receiving scholarships were Delaney Wirtala from Glacier High, Brooklyn Lamers from Glacier High, Belleza Skye Goodson from Bigfork High, Amann Koch-Ford from Whitefish High, and Corie Anderson from the Linderman Education Center. Delaney and Brooklyn knocked on doors for Jon Tester along with being very involved in speech and debate and band. Ammannis going to be an environmental scientist or educator.Belleza amazed us with her community service. She spent over 100 hours volunteering at the Flathead County Library in Bigfork, over 50 hours at the animal Flathead County Animal Shelter, and over 50 hours helping with the Summit’s Fun Run in June. Corie Anderson’s main goal is to further her education as she realized that her jobs while in high school would not support her and a college degree was a necessity to a happy life.
2018 Flathead County Democratic Women Scholarship recipients: Timber Lair, FVCC; Aidan Fritz, Glacier HS; Brook Ploot, Flathead HS; Angela Boyce, FVCC.
Our 2017 Scholarship recipients! From left to right, Annabel Conger (Columbia Falls High School), Makkie Haller (Whitefish High School), Stephanie Woodland (Linden Education Center) Sophia Skwarenuk (Flathead High School), and Judy Elwood from the Scholarship Committee.