5 Otter Tail County students presented scholarships

Micah Bermel, Jauden Harig, Megan Hughes, Molly Pearson and Emma Stans all recently received the Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship.

Mickey Rohde (Mike’s son), Megan Hughes from Kennedy Secondary School, scholarship board member Scott DeMartelaere, Michele King (Megan’s mom), scholarship board member Paul Tysver, Molly Pearson from Perham High School, Dean Pearson (Molly’s dad), Dianne Rohde-Szarke (Mike’s widow), Ethan Rohde (Mike’s grandson), scholarship board member Amber Huschka, Jayden Harig from Underwood High School, Kayla Harig (Jayden’s mom), Mike Harig (Jayden’s dad), Micah Bermel from Bermel Home School, Andrea Bermel (Micah’s mom), Tim Bermel (Micah’s dad), Emma Stans from Kennedy Secondary School, Jennifer Stans (Emma’s mom), scholarship board member Wally Stommes and Wayne Swenson (Emma’s grandfather).
Contributed / Dianne Rohde-Szarke

PERHAM — Five Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship winners were presented with plaques and a scholarship of $1,500 at a recent Fergus Falls Sertoma Club meeting at Mabel Murphy’s.

The winners are as follows:

  • Micah Bermel, Fergus Falls Bermel Home School
  • Jayden Harig, Underwood High School
  • Megan Hughes, Kennedy Secondary School in Fergus Falls
  • Molly Pearson, Perham High School
  • Emma Stans, Kennedy Secondary School in Fergus Falls

The scholarships are to assist students in Otter Tail County with future education in their chosen fields.
Rohde died of hereditary heart disease in 2000. Fifty-two scholarships have been awarded in his memory to date. These scholarships are made possible by the donations of more than 150 people, the Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, The Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship board and the Rohde family.

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