2017 Scholarship Recipient
Cando senior, Peyton Halverson, daughter of Rod and Jamie Halverson of Cando, North Dakota, has been selected as the 2017 Kelsey's Courage Scholarship recipient. The Kelsey's Courage Scholarship was initiated by the Misialek family of Adams in memory of Kelsey Misialek who passed away from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in June of 2012. Kelsey was an energetic and determined 15-year-old who had a strong desire to become an orthopedic surgeon. Due to Kelsey's interest in medicine the Misialek family decided to award an annual scholarship of $500 to a North Dakota high school senior pursuing a degree in the medical field. Halverson was selected because of her exceptional dedication to volunteerism with her community, academic achievements, work ethic, and her drive to positively influence the lives of others. The scholarship committee believes that Halverson best represents what Kelsey believed in. Halverson will graduate from North Star Public School this spring. She plans to attend Valley City State University in the fall for Health Sciences and later transfer to the University of North Dakota to achieve her career goal of becoming a Physical Therapist.