May 21, 2019
Starion Bank has awarded scholarships to Seth Baumann, Faith Wahl, Makenzie Wertz and Ethan Zetocha. The scholarship was open to children of Starion employees who will be attending a college, university, community college or technical school for the 2019-2020 school year. Each student will receive $500 toward their higher education pursuits.
Baumann is graduating from Sun Prairie (Wis.) High School and in the fall will be attending Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Tex., studying video game design. He has been an integral part of the Sun Prairie High School Greenhouse program. Baumann has also been active with the Box of Balloons organization, making birthday parties possible for a dozen deserving children, and on the honor roll throughout high school. Seth is the son of Kathy and Scott Baumann of Sun Prairie where Kathy is a teller at the bank.
Wahl is graduating from Bismarck High School and in the fall will be attending the University of North Dakota to study nursing. In high school, she has been active in sports, National Honor Society and Student Council, serving in leadership roles such as captain and president. In addition, she has been active in her church, coordinating the Angel Tree Project and serving as a substitute Sunday school teacher for several years. Faith is the daughter of Heidi Wahl-McDonald and Jason Wahl of Bismarck. Heidi is retail loan operations manager/VP at Starion’s Mandan branch.
Wertz will be a senior this fall at the University of Jamestown, studying studio art. She has been active in her church and community, helping with children’s church, the children’s nursery and holiday activities. In college, Wertz has served as the president of the Students of Service organization, leading events on campus such as blood drives and holiday events, and is a member of the ministry team. A 2017 graduate of Oakes High School, Makenzie is the daughter of Shelli and Kevin Wertz of Oakes, where Shelli is a universal banker.
Zetocha attends North Dakota State University studying agricultural economics. He has been a member of NDSU’s National Agri-Marketing Association and volunteered for various NDSU campus organizations. He continues to volunteer in his hometown of Oakes for the Knights of Columbus and serving church meals as well as helping to clean ditches. In high school, he participated in sports and served as the Student Council secretary and National Honor Society treasurer. Ethan, a 2016 graduate of Oakes High School, is the son of John and Ann Zetocha. John is Starion’s Oakes market president.