Six Moorhead Student Volunteers Receive “Scholarships For Sandbags”

The City of Fargo, Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation and United Way of Cass-Clay honored 40 local student volunteers integral in the 2011 flood fight through the ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ program. Five Moorhead High School students and one Red River Area Learning Center student were among those awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Forty students from 17 schools throughout Cass and Clay Counties received scholarships and were honored for their volunteer efforts during a ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ presentation on April 18 at the Fargo City Commission meeting. Moorhead High School students Zach Drechsel, Parker Jacobsen, Joni Klovstad, Christian Larson and Mercedes Ness and Red River Area Learning Center student Anthony Clapper are recipients of these scholarships.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker and representatives from DMF and Impact Foundations and United Way of Cass-Clay presented the students with “Scholarships for Sandbags” certificates. Representatives from the City of Fargo, City of Moorhead, and Cass and Clay Counties also attended.

The ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ program is designed to honor and recognize the volunteer spirit of area youth during the 2011 flood fight. Students from public and private schools in both Cass and Clay Counties who volunteered to sandbag during the 2011 flood fight were entered into a random drawing for the scholarships.

The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded directly to the college named by the student. United Way of Cass-Clay will provide $20,000 in scholarships. DMF and Impact Foundations will provide $20,000 in scholarships through the Spirit of Fargo Flood Fund.