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Fifteen STRIVE seniors won scholarships from the Rotary Club of New Richmond. Pictured above are, Front (left-right): Mike Montello, Russ Korpela, Stephanie Schwan, Jessica Hesselink, Darian Veenendahl, Kelsey Dahlquist, Chauntel Schultz, Kristin Mishler, Anthony Mara, Mike Derrick and Joe Huftel. Back (left-right): Alyssa Fahsling, Scott Anderson, Jenny Kieckhoefer and Rachel Kerlin. Not pictured: Patrick Hailey, Lacey Laughan, Charlie Gartner and Trish Braun.

Seniors STRIVE toward Rotary scholarship awards

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Fifteen seniors at New Richmond High School were awarded $5,800 in scholarships from New Richmond Rotary Club for bettering their GPAs this year.

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Normally the club gives out about $3,000 in scholarship money, said Paula Gretzlock, high school counselor.

The scholarships are part of the STRIVE program, a program designed to encourage students to improve their grade point average by at least half a letter grade. To qualify, seniors needed to start with a GPA at or below 3.5.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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