Harr scholarships awarded to twoTwo scholarships have awarded in honor of Shyler Harr, 15, who died Sept. 26, 2010, after a car accident north of Jamestown. The same accident also took the life of his best friend, Chance DeCoteau, also 15.
Two scholarships have awarded in honor of Shyler Harr, 15, who died Sept. 26, 2010, after a car accident north of Jamestown. The same accident also took the life of his best friend, Chance DeCoteau, also 15.
To honor Harr’s memory, one $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from the Pingree-Buchanan senior class. Because he was a part of the 2010-2011 school year, the scholarship was retroactive to also include an award that was given to a graduating senior from the class of 2011. As a result, this year two scholarships were awarded.
The 2010-2011 scholarship was awarded to Pvt. 1st Class Sheldon Harr, who is soldier in the North Dakota National Guard. He is assigned to the 188th Engineer Co. in Wahpeton, N.D., as an interior electrician, and attends the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, N.D., where he studies electrical technology. His parents are Darcy and Pam Harr and Leo and LaNette Isakson, all of Jamestown.
The 2011-2012 scholarship was awarded to Erik Laber, who will be attending North Dakota State University, Fargo, this fall to become a landscape architect. He participates in the National Honor Society, Acalympics, and the school newspaper. After college he plans to open his own landscape company in Jamestown. His parents are Kent Laber and Alice Laber, Jamestown.
Shyler Harr’s scholarship is awarded to a senior pursuing a college degree in a two- or four-year college or university. The award is given first preference to a senior pursuing a career in the Highway Patrol or another field of law enforcement because that was the profession Shyler Harr intended to enter. To apply, seniors must include a personal statement of 50 to 100 words describing their future plans. In addition, seniors must also write an essay of 300 words titled “The Importance of Road Safety: Emphasizing Driving Awareness, Defensive Driving, and the use of Seat Belts.” At least two letters of reference/recommendation are required from a teacher, employer, clergyman or other person (not related).