Haitsch scholarships awarded to sixSix Jamestown High School graduates have received $500 from the Leonard J. Olive B. Haitsch Memorial Scholarships for study at colleges in North Dakota.
Six Jamestown High School graduates have received $500 from the Leonard J. Olive B. Haitsch Memorial Scholarships for study at colleges in North Dakota.
The scholarships are awarded annually for excellence in high school studies, outstanding extracurricular activities and community involvement.
This is the 15th year that these scholarships have been given. More than 80 seniors have received these scholarships during this period of time. These scholarships are sustained by the Olive B. Haitsch Trust.
This year’s recipients:
Catie Haas is planning to major in elementary education at Lake Region State College at Devils Lake. She is the daughter of Dean Haas and the late JoAnn Haas. She has been involved in FFA as a sentinel officer. She is also working at Ave Maria Village. She has volunteered for Children Against Hunger, Running of the Pink and Knights of Columbus breakfasts.
Zach Neva, son of Tim and Michelle Neva, will be attending the University of Mary, Bismarck, majoring in physical therapy. He has been senior class vice president of the student council, a member of National Honor Society, FBLA and SADD during his high school career.
Kate Roscoe will be attending Bismarck State College majoring in agriculture. She is the daughter of Gary and Jane Roscoe. She has been active as a team member of volleyball, track and softball. She is also a member of National Honor Society, SADD and statistician for the wrestling team.
Jessica Truax, daughter of Glenn and Diana Truax, will be majoring in early childhood elementary education at Valley City State University this fall. She was a varsity tennis player for four years. She also works at Eventide at Hi-Acres as a medical recorder scanner and secretary.
Dyllan Anderson will be attending Jamestown College in the fall majoring in secondary education. He is the son of Luke and Kelly Anderson. He has been active as a varsity member of basketball, soccer, track and cross country. He also has volunteered at the James River Senior and Community Center and been a basketball camp coach. He has been employed at A.T.M. Construction and Total Clean.
And finally, Joseph Jensen will be attending Jamestown College majoring in biology. He is the son of Frank and Stephanie Jensen. Jensen has been active in National Honor Society, French Club, Science Olympiad, and Spanish Club. He has participated in track and field as well as cross country. He has volunteered at the James River Humane Society and currently works at Domino’s Pizza.
The late Leonard J. and Olive B. Haitsch, whom the scholarships honor, were longtime residents of Jamestown. He was the former assistant administrator at the North Dakota State Hospital and a captain in the North Dakota National Guard. His wife was for years a medical secretary at the Essentia Medical Clinic.