We are excited to announce a few enhancements to our annual fundraising event. First, we have significantly reduced the cost to participate and moved the start time from 8 am to 10:30 am. We also renamed the event to the Bluff Land Tri to better emphasize the beauty of the bluffs in the Rushford Peterson valley. The format will be similar to last year with a 5K run, 13.4 mile bike, and 1.8 mile hike up the beautiful bluffs of Rushford. You can participate in just one event or all three.
To see many photos and results from last year's Tri-City Challenge, visit our Foundation's Facebook page.
The Jameson Family (Scott, Mark, Craig, and Lance) wishes to embrace their parents’ lifelong philosophy of always giving back to their school and community. Establishing a scholarship in their memory is a tribute to Merlin and Lila’s lifelong mission of giving back and recognizing the good in others.
Merlin and Lila were lifelong residents of the Rushford area. They were active supporters of the Rushford-Peterson Schools, student activities, and young adults pursuing their aspirations. Merlin and Lila shared values with many in this community that support and encourage individuals to be their best and provide acts of kindness to others. They recognized that these characteristics make meaningful differences in single moments and lifetimes. As a thank you to wonderful friends and to recognize talented young adults, this scholarship is given to a graduating senior in an effort to pay-it-forward to a community that has been so generous.
Graduating seniors who are planning on pursuing a post-secondary education are eligible for the $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 freshman year and $1,000 junior year). Nominations will be accepted from the public (e.g., teacher, coach, community member, school employee, and student) that has observed or experienced the positive influence that a graduating senior has had on others.
The following Scholarships were awarded at Senior Awards Night on Tuesday, May 16. The Foundation was excited to be able to present six $500 scholarships this year. In addition, the Reinhardt, Evenson, and first annual Jameson scholarships were awarded.
Foundation $500 Winners: Bailey Bestul, Joy Hundorf, Nathan Wick, Savannah Skalet, Anna Malone, Ellen Nelson
Michael Reinhardt $500 Winners: Sarah Mensing, Abby Wieser
Merle and Bette Evenson $500 Winners: Marshall Johnson, Ashley Agrimson, Allison Oian, Hayden Stensgard
Merlin and Lila Jameson $2,000 Winner: Andrea Larson
Thank you to all who donate, as these scholarships would not be possible without your support.