Fun fact! In 1991, the first Eveleth scholarship was awarded at $125. With the matching funds from the Minnesota Masonic Foundation, this made for one scholarship worth $250. Over the years, this amount has increased to $500. In 2015, Virginia Lodge #264 merged with us. They had also been offering annual scholarships. In continuing with their tradition again this year, the Eveleth Lodge offered a total of six scholarships, not for $500 each, but for $1,000 each! To date, we have awarded $39,600 to 78 scholarship recipients, not including the Band Scholarships. Let's meet this year's winners!
Left to Right: Jonathan Day, Madison Waldron, Sara Coldagelli, McKenzie Perushek, Kody Lindgren
Not pictured: Monique Arcella
This week we are featuring Madison Waldron. Madison is the daughter of Jennifer and Jeremy Waldron of Eveleth. While in high school, she was a member of the Minnesota Honors Society, National Honor Society, Student Council, IRYA, and the marching band. She played volleyball, hockey, softball, and was in EGHS poms. She was a member of the Leo's Club, Trinity Lutheran Youth Group, and Volunteers in Education.
Madison plans on attending the University of North Dakota for a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After she attains those degrees, she wants to attend graduate school for a career in Forensic Psychology. Congratulations Madison! We wish you the best of luck in your future.