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MeritCare awards scholarships

The MeritCare Scholarship Committee has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to two local students, Hannah Schuman and Alyssa Thorson, who are pursing a career in the medical field.

Scholarship recipients are enrolled in an accredited school and are selected on the basis of merit in academic performance, career interests and financial need.

Hannah Schuman will graduate this spring from Blackduck High School and has chosen to attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Her intended area of medical study is pre-medicine.

Alyssa Thorson willk graduate this spring from Bagley High School and will attend Bemidji State University, pursuing a degree in medical laboratory technology.