2020 Scholarship Recipient
Valley-Edinburg High School senior, Kaylee Pastorek, daughter of Darrel and Kari Pastorek of Hoople, North Dakota, has been selected as the 2020 Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship recipient.
The Kelsey’s Courage Scholarship was initiated by the Misialek family of Adams, North Dakota 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.
Pastorek 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 Pastorek best represents what Kelsey believed in.
Kaylee plans to attend the University of North Dakota in the fall to achieve her career goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist.