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Area students receive credit union scholarships

The students received FCCU scholarships.

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First Community Credit Union announced it will award a record $62,000 in college scholarships this year. FCCU will award 32 graduating high school seniors with college scholarships, the highest number of scholarships FCCU has given out in one year.

Scholarship winners from Jamestown High School are the following Jamestown students:

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Katelyn Trumbauer
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Kayla Reimers is a recipient of a multi-year scholarship to the University of Jamestown, Katelyn Trumbauer is the recipient of a single-year scholarship to the University of Mary, and Hannah Murchie is the recipient of a single-year scholarship to Northern State University. Maddy Orr of Ypsilanti, also of JHS, is the recipient of a single-year scholarship to St. Thomas. Orr was also recognized for having the best essay, winning her a $250 Visa gift card.

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Maddy Orr
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Hannah Murchie
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Kayla Reimers
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FCCU and its board of directors are providing 12 multi-year scholarships valued at $2,000 or $4,000, Jamestown area students chosen for the scholarship are McKenzie Haas of Napoleon, Kayla Reimers of Jamestown, Abigail Reich of Medina, Isabelle Haring of Oakes and Savanna Bader of Lehr.

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Abigail Reich
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Twenty other single-year $1,000 scholarships were provided. Among those receiving the scholarships were the following Jamestown area students: Trumbauer and Murchie of Jamestown, Orr of Ypsilanti, Josie Dallman of Lehr, Samantha Hermes of Oakes, David Schmitz of Oakes, Brinklyn Johnson of Valley City and Seth Wolf of Wishek.

“FCCU would like to extend our congratulations to the 32 winners of the 2022 First Community Credit Union Scholarship Foundation Program,” said Steve Schmitz, CEO of First Community Credit Union.

Over the past 25 years, FCCU has given out more than $600,000 in scholarships. In 2014, First Community Credit Union created a program that supports its dedication to area communities by reinvesting in youth. FCCU donated $1 million to a scholarship foundation to provide additional scholarship dollars to graduating high school students. The earnings from the foundation go to fund scholarship opportunities for members of the credit union for years to come.

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