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Mike Rhodes Spirit Scholarship winners include: Dean Jorud, father of Nicole, Nicole Jorud, winner from Battle Lake High School, Mike Beyer, Sertoma member, Jackie Maethner, parent of Nicole, Paul Tysver, Sertoma member, Mickey Rohde, Mike’s son and Sertoma member, Wally Stommes, Sertoma member, Amber Huschka, Sertoma President, Ethan Rohde, Mike’s grandson, Becky Schwarzhoff, Madelyn’s mother, Dianne Rohde-Szarke, Mike’s widow and Sertoma member, Alex Schwarzhoff, Madelyn’s parent, Madelyn Boyd, winner from Kennedy Secondary School Fergus Falls, JP Polejewski, Hannah’s father, Hannah Polejewski winner from Kennedy Secondary School Fergus Falls, Greg Seim, Lacey’s father, Lacey Seim winner from New York Mills High School, Sharie Steeke, Mattea’s mother, Mattea Steeke winner from Perham High School. Not pictured from Pelican Rapids High School, Grace Lang.

Six Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship winners were presented with plaques and a scholarship of $1,500 at a recent Fergus Falls Sertoma Club noon meeting at Mabel Murphy’s in Fergus Falls.  They are Nicole Jorud, Madelyn Boyd, Hannah Polejewski, Lacey Seim, Mattea Steeke and Grace Lang.  The scholarships are to assist them with future education in their chosen fields.  

Mike Rohde died of heredity heart disease in 2000, and 46 scholarships totaling $69,00.00 have been awarded in his memory so far.  This has been made possible by the donations of more than 150 people, the Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, the Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship board and the Rohde family.  The Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship Board members are Dianne Rohde-Szarke, Mickey Rohde, Ethan Rohde, Amber Huschka, Mike Beyer, Wally Stommes, Paul Tysver and Scott DeMartelaere.