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Local student awarded Lions scholarship

Lions of District 5M9 recently held their Midwinter convention at the Shooting Star Event Center in January. At the Saturday luncheon, Lions Evie Ladd and Pat Hendrickx, Co Chairs of the Lions Youth Outreach project, were excited to award 9 — $1,000 to area college students. Scholarship recipients must be in their 3rd or 4th year in college and major in a career involving youth.

Ella Von Ruden, from Perham, along with her parents John and Sue, was present at the luncheon to receive her scholarship award. Von Ruden is attending Minnesota State University in Moorhead and is in her last two years. She is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in coaching.

For more information on this scholarship, you can contact Lion Pat Hendrickx at 346-5166 or email at