Darla Scales Scholarship Award Winners

We are proud to honor:

Ethan Cota as the Darla Scales Scholarship winner for 2016-2017. Ethan was honored at the MAEOP Annual Conference in October, 2016.

Letter from Ethan below:

As a student at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School, I have been involved in a variety of activities, including Honors Band, Theater, and National Honor Society. I am also a Minnesota Individual State Champion in wrestling, and three time state place winner. In my spare time, I enjoy helping out as a youth wrestling coach, volunteering for the local food shelf, and serving as a summer lifeguard for the City of Kenyon pool. Beginning in the fall, I will be attending Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where I plan to study Business Administration, Finance and Accounting, and I am also excited to continue wrestling at the college level for the AU Vikings.

This fall, I began my studies at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.  I also wrestle for the AU Vikings, Division II wrestling team. I am a Minnesota Individual and Team State Champion, and three time state place winner, voted the 2016 Class A Southeastern Minnesota Outstanding wrestler of the year. While a student at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School, I was involved in a variety of activities, including Honors Band, Theater, and National Honor Society. In my spare time, I enjoy helping out as a youth wrestling coach, volunteering for the local food shelf, and serving as a summer lifeguard for the City of Kenyon pool.

I wanted to let you know how thankful, and happy, I am to have been chosen as this years Darla Scales Memorial scholarship award recipient. This award means so much to me and my family and will help us immensely as I continue my education at Augustana University in the fall.

I would like to especially thank the MAEOP committee for selecting me as their 2016 scholarship award recipient. I feel extremely fortunate to have been chosen for this award and I am very grateful for MAEOP’s generosity and support. Thank you for believing in me and for providing this incredible opportunity.

Sincerely,
Ethan Cota