2006 Scholarship Winners

2006 Scholarship Winners

The Northland Vietnam Veterans Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2006 NVVA Scholarship. Each year NVVA offers a minimum of three scholarships of at least $700 each. As always, it was difficult to choose the winners. We believe that this year's winners showed great pride and emotion in their writings, a true gratitude and love for those who have fought and died. For this it is with great pride that the NVVA awards this year's scholarships to:

Trina Kolojeski
Scholarship Amount: $1000

Photo: Trina KolojeskiName: Trina Kolojeski
Age: 22
Anticipated College: University of Minnesota Twin Cities: College of Education and Human Development Graduate School
Parents' Names: Gary and Patricia Kolojeski

Note from Trina: This award is such a very special honor to me because my Uncle Michael McKeever-Mareen was killed in Vietnam. My grandmother, LaVeryn McKeever-Gold Star Mother, always gives me the strength to work my hardest to become the best teacher I can be.

Trina's thank-you note: Here

Read Trina's Essay
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William Bacon
Scholarship Amount: $1000

Picture: William BaconName: William Bacon
Age: 18
Anticipated College: Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN Pre-engineering Program 2006 - 2007, UND following that.
Parents' Names:Brent and Elizabeth (Lisa) Bacon

Academic Achievements:  National Honor Society, Rotary Academic Award (Top 20 of Class for four years) attending Falls High School, Deans List Rainy River Commity College 2005-2006 as a post secondary student (attending college my senior year of high school).

William's thank-you note: Here

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Corwin Pederson
Scholarship Amount: $1000

Picture: Corwin PedersonName: Corwin Pederson
Age: 29
Anticipated College: Hibbing Community College
Parents' Names: Phyllis and Kevin Pederson

Note from Corwin : I am going through the Paramedic program. I have been working at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center for 10 years as a CNA. I have been wanting to go back to school but I wanted to be sure I knew what I wanted to do first. I saw a show on the discovery channel about Paramedics and thought "Hey, that is exactly what I want to do."

Corwin's thank-you note: Here

Read Corwin's Essay
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