Polar Awards Scholarships to Area Students

Named after Polar’s first general manager, the John G. Walters Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 each is being awarded to fifteen graduating high school seniors who plan on continuing their education at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university or vocational-technical school. Recipients’ parents or guardians are full-time residents in the Polar Communications and Subsidiaries service area and have a voice or broadband Internet service account. Along with an application, students were asked to submit an essay answering, “What field or major do you intend to enter, and how might it impact your rural community?”

Polar is pleased to announce its 2024 scholarship recipients:
Kodi Bell, Park River Area High School
Jayden Bondy, Dakota Prairie High School
Evan Feltman, Valley- Edinburg High School
Madilyn Gauthier, Center for Distance Education
Kelsey Gemmill, Larimore High School
Graesen Helgoe, Cavalier High School
Connor Hodek, Park River Area High School
Amilia Lillehaugen, Dakota Prairie High School
Elyse McMillan, Midway High School
Isabella Moen, Valley-Edinburg School
Siri Olson, Grafton High School
Calvin Otto, Valley-Edinburg School
Kennedy Ostlie, Northwood High School
Ross Thompson, Lakota High School
Addison Skibicki, Fordville-Lankin High School.