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Student wins PEO scholarship

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Haleigh Larson, a senior at Park Christian School in Moorhead, at a recent awards ceremony at the school.

Larson is the daughter of Pete and Linda Larson, formerly of Perham. She has been accepted and will attend Yale University beginning this fall, where she plans to study microbiology.

The P.E.O. STAR scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada and who are graduating high school at the time of application.

A student must be recommended by a P.E.O chapter. Larson was recommended by the Perham chapter. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is an international organization that promotes increased educational opportunities for women.