Starion Bank has awarded Lexi Drangsholt, Sydnee Bruce, Hannah Neameyer and Danica Medlang with $500 scholarships.

To be eligible for these scholarships, the applicant must live in the general Starion banking area or be a dependent of someone who lives in the general banking area of a Starion Bank branch location.  

The applicants were evaluated in a variety of areas including leadership, community involvement, and future career goals and plans. Of our many applicants, Drangsholt, Bruce, Neameyer and Medlang displayed a great level of excellence and promise in all these areas. 

Lexi Drangsholt has been active in 4H, FFA, and as a Sunday School and camp counselor. She also worked as a nanny and summer missionary throughout high school. Drangsholt is a homeschooled graduate from the Mohall area, and she plans to attend University of North Dakota and pursue a business degree. 

Sydnee Bruce has served as Vice President and Secretary for Student Council, President for Future Business Leaders of America, and Head of Fundraising for National Honor Society. She has also worked as a Food Sovereignty Intern at TMBCI and Education Camp Counselor for NYSP. Bruce graduated from Turtle Mountain Community High School and plans to attend Turtle Mountain Community College to pursue a degree in biology.  

Hannah Neameyer has been active in volleyball, archery, Academic Olympics, Knowledgebowl, and Mathlete competitions, as well as FCCLA and National Honor Society. She also works as a Universal Banker for Starion Bank and volunteers for various community organizations and projects. Neameyer graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and plans to attend North Dakota State University to pursue a degree in agribusiness and accounting.  

Danica Medlang has been active as 4H President, Rodeo Club President, National Honor Society Secretary, President and Secretary for Spanish Club, and Team Captain for Bottineau Cheer Squad. She has also worked as a Care Giver a Building Blocks Learning Center. Medlang graduated from Bottineau High School and plans to attend Dakota College at Bottineau to pursue a degree in Chiropractic/Physical therapy.  

For more than 20 years, Starion Bank has awarded scholarships to support local students in support of higher education.