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Libby High School Educational Trust bestows scholarships

by WILL LANGHORNE
The Western News | August 31, 2021 7:00 AM

Two members of Libby’s class of 2021 have received scholarships from the Libby High School Educational Trust.

Colton Halvorson and Bethany Thomas each received $1,000 from the fund to pursue college educations.

Halvorson, son of Dan and Christina Halvorson, will study civil engineering and music at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. He hopes to become a civil engineer.

Thomas, daughter of Steven and Lisa Thomas, plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in earth science from Concordia University Nebraska.

Trustees established the Libby High School Educational Trust in 1988 to help Libby High School graduates who may need financial assistance to further their education. Students may find applications for the trust at the high school.

The trust has more than $200,000 in assets and has awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships. Fund managers use the trust’s accrued interest to provide more scholarships.

Trustees of the fund are Nancy Chalgren, Jim Sullivan, Niles Nelson, Linda Buti and Juli Cooper. Anyone seeking more information on the trust may contact anyone of the trustees. Fund managers welcome and encourage donations.