Sixty-one Montevideo High School seniors who will be graduating on June 5 will be receiving a total $135,775 in college scholarships to further their education.

Sixty-one Montevideo High School seniors who will be graduating on June 5 will be receiving a total $135,775 in college scholarships to further their education.

The $10,000 Bertha Bonn Memorial Scholarship, the largest scholarship awarded since its inception in 1988, was presented to Grant Stark. Stark, this year’s MHS class president and the son of Darren and Sheila Stark, will attend the University of Minnesota this fall to major in medical engineering.

The Bertha Bonn Memorial Scholarship is administered by the Montevideo Masons of Sunset Lodge No. 109.

Stark also received the second largest scholarship — the $4,350 Hilmer J. Olson and Marvel (Markey) Moe Memor­ial Schol­arship.

The $4,000 Harold and Alice Rue Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Katia Osman.

Two $2,500 scholarships from the Class of 1987 were awarded to Ian Ellis and Alexis Bartunek.

Since the late Claude Dziuk established Montevideo’s scholarship program in 1959, more than $2.5 million in scholarships has been awarded to graduating Montevideo High School seniors.

Sixty-one members of the 2016 graduating class received scholarships at the 28th annual Scholarship Tea.

For a complete list of scholarship winners, see the special graduation section inserted in this week’s American-News.

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