Richfield Retired Educators hand out nine scholarships

From left to right, the recipients of $1,500 scholarships from the Richfield Retired Educators Association: Natallie Hagen, Maxwell Krueger, Elizabeth Melssen, Emma Nollenberger and Evan Scribner. (Submitted photos)

The Richfield Retired Educators awarded nine scholarships this spring, recognizing Richfield High School students for their hard work the past four years.

Five of the scholarships considered traditional factors including, GPA, ACT score, class rank, extracurricular activities and the number of advanced classes taken. All five of those recipients had a GPA above 4.0, ranked above the 90th percentile in their student body and took more than 25 honors courses.

From left to right, the recipients of $1,500 Helen Leo scholarships from the Richfield Retired Educators Association: Hannia Amegee, Davis Miles and Yamilez Ordonez. The fourth scholarship winner, Yesenia Salazar, is not pictured. (Submitted photos)

A second group of students received the RREA’s Helen Leo Memorial Scholarship. Those four students were recognized for their ability to overcome challenging life obstacles while demonstrating determination, perseverance, passion and willingness to help others.

The five students receiving the RREA’s traditional scholarship are listed below, with their college plans and expected majors:

• Natalie Hagen – University of San Francisco, psychology
• Maxwell Krueger – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, environmental engineering, environmental science
• Elizabeth Melssen – University of Minnesota-Morris, sciences
• Emma Nollenberger – University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, engineering
• Evan Scribner – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, finance

The following students received the Helen Leo Scholarship, listed with their college plans and expected major:
• Hannia Amegee – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, pre-medicine
• Davis Miles – University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, business
• Yamilez Ordonez – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, political science
• Yesenia Salazar – St. Catherine University, nursing