THESE SENIORS RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS from CEF and other sponsored scholarships at Awards Night 2021. From the left are Alayna Benike, daughter of Darren and Susie Benike; Chloe Carroll, daughter of Brian Carroll and the late Melanie Carroll; Beau Schooley, son of Chad and Heidi Schooley; Carter Larson, son of Mark and Angie Larson; Darah DeKam, daughter of Sherwin and Shelly DeKam; Hannah Karst, daughter of Stephanie and Greg Dobbs and Jayson Karst; Zach Dufek, son of Jay and LeeAnne Dufek and the late Michelle Dufek; and Garret Kerkvliet, son of Steve and Nickie Kerkvliet.
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2021 CEF scholarships awarded
The Castlewood Education Foundation was pleased to present five $500 scholarships to Class of 2021 graduates. Scholarships were awarded to the following students: Darah DeKam, Zach Dufek, Hannah Karst, Garret Kerkvliet and Carter Larson.
John and Delice Gleysteen
Zach Dufek was awarded the $1,000 Gleysteen scholarship. This scholarship is given by Jane Gleysteen Bobzin (Class of 1962), Arlys Gleysteen Sikorski (Class of 1966) and Ron Gleysteen (Class of 1968) in memory of their parents John and Delice Gleysteen.
Gaylord Hoftiezer and Marjorie
Hoftiezer O'Brien Memorial Scholarships
Haannah Karst (right) received the $1,000 Gaylord Hoftiezer Memorial Scholarship, presented by Lois Wiarda, Castlewood Historial Society president. The scholarship was established by the society in memory of Gaylord Hoftiezer (Class of 1948) through a generous bequest, the Gaylord Hoftiezer Endowment Fund, made to the society by Gaylord’s estate in 2014.
Chloe Carroll (center) was the recipient of the $1,000 Marjorie Hoftiezer O’Brien Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the Castlewood Historical Society in memory of Marjorie Hoftiezer O’Brien (Class of 1938) in recognition of her efforts to establish the Gaylord Hoftiezer Endowment Fund with the Castlewood Historical Society in 2014.
Seppala Family Scholarship
Darah DeKam and Hannah Karst each received a $500 Seppala Family Scholarship given by Dorothy Seppala Schooley (Class of 1954) in memory of her parents, Elmer and Lillian Seppala and brother Dean Seppala (Class of 1964).
Edward and Rachel Westgard Memorial Scholarship
The $500 Westgard Memorial scholarship was awarded to Chloe Carroll. The scholarship was established by Krisma Westgard Dewitt (Class of 1974) in honor of her parents, Edward and Rachel Westgard.
Maynard and Sharon (Miller) Nagelhout Scholarship
Garret Kerkvliet was awarded the $1,000 Maynard and Sharon (Miller) Nagelhout scholarship. Sharon (Miller) Nagelhout (Class of 1956) established the scholarship in honor of her husband Maynard Nagelhout (Class of 1956) and their families.
Jacob Dahl #99
Beau Schooley, left, and Zach Dufek, right, were each recipients of a $500 Jacob Dahl #99 Memorial Scholarship given by Jeff and Lesa Cummings Dahl (Class of 1978) and their son Jarred Dahl (Class of 2019), in memory of their son Jacob Dahl (Class of 2013).
Junker Family Scholarship
Alayna Benike was the recipient of the $500 Junker Family Scholarships given by Lonny Junker (Class of 1969), Linda Junker Buri (Class of 1971) and Lois Junker Wiarda (Class of 1973) in memory of their parents, Gerald and Bernice Junker. She is shown with Linda Junker Buri.
Roxann Bruinsma Kemink Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Carroll was awarded the $1,000 Roxann Bruinsma Kemink Memorial Scholarship. Jeff Kemink (Class of 1977), along with his children Andrea and Austin, established the scholarship in memory of their wife and mother, Roxann (Class of 1979).
Larry and Beverly Meyer Family Scholarship
Darah DeKam was the recipient of the $500 Larry and Beverly Meyer Family Scholarship. Karen Schooley presented the award. The scholarship was established by Larry Meyer (Class of 1956) in honor of his wife Beverly (Rose) Meyer (Class of 1956).
Past scholarship recipients
CEF: Gage Dobbs, Kaden Eng, Cala Hunter and Sierra Schofield
Dahl: Jenny Hanson and Layce Kooima
Hoftiezer: Sierra Schofield
Gleysteen: Cala Hunter
Junker: Jenny Hanson and Ashley Shepherd
Kemink: Cala Hunter
Meyer: Sierra Schofield
Nagelhout: Layce Kooima
O'Brien: Layce Kooima
Seppala: Sierra Schofield
Westgard: Kaden Eng
Ross Gerhold Memorial Scholarship: Gage Dobbs
CEF: Brandon Benike, Julie Fischer Lauren Gabur, Cooper Moss, Baeli Schliesman, Kyler Tvedt and Noah Wiersma
Dahl: Kyler Tvedt
Hoftiezer: Noah Wiersma
Gleysteen: Noah Wiersma
Junker: Cooper Moss
Kemink: Molly Engels
Meyer: Lauren Gabur
O'Brien: Lauren Gabur
Seppala: Cooper Moss
CEF: Morgan Anderson, Katie Archer, Regan Benike, Mickeala Boyd, Caleb DeKam, Kellyn Jackson, Wyatt Mack, Corbin Nei, Sage Sams, Mercedes Soebbing-Volk, Abbey Strait
Junker: Wyatt Mack, Corbin Nei and Mickeala Boyd
Kemink: Lauren Zimney
Seppala: Morgan Anderson
Dahl: Abbey Strait
Hoftiezer: Abbey Strait
O'Brien: Kellyn Jackson
Meyer: Regan Benike
CEF: Brooke Bruinsma, Jarica Camin, Costner Ching, Dalton Eng, Richard Fischer, Logan Gabur, Angela Hupf, Tara McEldowney, Mariah Soebbing-Volk.
Junker: Logan Gabur and Dalton Eng
Kemink: Mariah Soebbing-Volk
Seppala: Brooke Bruinsma
Dahl: Angela Hupf
Hoftiezer: Richard Fischer
O'Brien: Angela Hupf
Meyer: Tara McEldowney
CEF: Elaine Aderhold, Sydney Borer, Summer Bratland, Roni Jankord and Sydney Moss.
Junker: Sydney Moss
Kemink: Lauren Johnson
Seppala: Roni Jankord
Dahl: Sydney Borer
Hoftiezer: Sydney Moss
O'Brien: Sydney Borer
CEF: Morgan Artz, Abbigail Boner, Emily Clark, Braydon Davis, Katherine Fischer, Kimberly Fischer, Gunner Haug, Riley Haug, Sierra Johnson Connor Kirwan, Kendra Mack, Haley Strait and Jacob Tvedt
Junker: Morgan Artz
Seppala: Abbigail Boner
Dahl: Gunner Haug, Riley Haug and Jacob Tvedt
Hoftiezer: Abbigail Boner
O'Brien: Gunner Haug
Coca-Cola: Katherine Fischer
CEF: Kaleb Artz, Adam Ching, Canyon Ching, Lucas Ching, Preston Goldhorn, Gunnar Johnson, Stephanie Kerkvliet, Patrick Rowe, Kaitlyn Schofield and Hannah Taylor
Junker: Patrick Rowe
Kemink: Kaitlyn Schofield
Coca-Cola: Patrick Rowe
Seppala: Canyon Ching and Stephanie Kerkvliet
CEF: Sophia Couch, Jacob Dahl, Breanna DeKam, Grant Fodness, John Hamill, Nicole Howe, Cole Miller, Blayne Schliesman, Cody Smith, Lindsey Strait and Case Wiarda
Junker: Blayne Schliesman
Kemink: Nicole Howe
Coca-Cola: John Hamill
CEF: Carver Ching, Briana Davis, Kelli Dragt, Kelsi Little, Kayla McEldowney and Morgan Mack.
Junker: Cherish Shepherd
Kemink: McKenzie Olsen
Coca-Cola: Chelsey Simonton
CEF: Adam Junker and Taylor Miller
Spirit of Service: Audrey Hupf
Spirit of Service: Alex Fodness and Allison McEldowney
Junker: Phylicia White
Spirit of Service: Brittany Collins and Kaylie Gabur
Junker: Brittany Collins