Local student awarded scholarships

Local student awarded scholarships Michelle Rydell, daughter of Jim and Iris Rydell from Vermillion, has been awarded a DC Presidential Scholarship, a JJR Leadership Activity Scholarship, and a student publications scholarship at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Rydell will be a 2005 graduate of Vermillion High School and is interested in the field of education and English literature.

The DC Presidential Scholarship, JJR Leadership Activity Scholarship, and student publications scholarships are awarded based on test scores, extra-curricular involvement, leadership and involvement in publication of the high school newspaper.

Dordt College is a Christian, liberal arts college in Sioux Center, IA. Dordt annually offers about $15 million in financial aid to 95 percent of the students who attend. The college has more than 50 programs of study and approximately 1,300 students from the United States, Canada and several foreign countries.

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