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McGuinness awarded prestigious P.E.O. Scholarship

POLSON — The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2019-20 academic year, was awarded to Shea McGuinness, a recent graduate of Polson High School. The scholarship certificate was presented at a recent meeting by P.E.O. Chapter CA President Lynn Gardner.

Shea is the daughter of Chris and Debbie McGuinness and was recommended for this scholarship by Chapter CA of Polson. McGuinness has been accepted and will attend Montana State University in Bozeman this fall where she will major in pre-med with an emphasis in OB-GYN.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. The program is open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors at the time of application. A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. chapter.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded Jan. 21, 1869, is an international philanthropic and educational organization which promotes increased educational opportunities for women.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Trosper at 883-2916 or visit


St. Ignatius student awarded FCS scholarship

ST. IGNATIUS — Allison Delaney, daughter of Stan and Sheri Delaney of St. Ignatius, is a winner of a scholarship from Northwest Farm Credit Services. She plans on attending Montana State University. Northwest Farm Credit Services has awarded 85 students from its five-state territory a total of $212,500 in scholarships. The eighteen Montana scholarship winners will each receive a $2,500 college scholarship. 


Maine Maritime Academy announces local 2019 graduate   

CASTINE, MAINE — Maine Maritime Academy recently named 358 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Connor Daugherty from Charlo earned a B.S. in Marine Biology and Small Vessel Operations with summa cum laude honors.

The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, Money Magazine, and U.S. News and World Report. 


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