Katie Davidson, senior at Crookston High School
Family: Dave and Kim Davidson, parents; Dan, brother
Plans after high school: "I plan to major in communications and go into journalism. I haven't decided where I will be for school next year, but as of now my top choice is St. Catherine's University in St. Paul."
Areas of involvement in clubs or organizations: Student Council, Choir, Knowledge Bowl, the Leo Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, Co-captain of the Volleyball and Basketball Teams, Track, Second Grade Sunday School Teacher
Honors or awards: "I've been on the A Honor Rool my entire high school career and I was selected as the EXCEL Award nominee of the high school. I was also selected to participate in Camps RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), but was unable to attend because I was in California.
What would you like to tell the readers of The Crookston Times? "I am honored to be given this award because I truly believe in the importance of academics, scholastic achievements, leadership in and out of the classroom and community involvement. It's because of the Crookston community, its school district, and groups such as Rotary that students like me have the opportunity to be involved and to succeed in many different areas. I offer sincere thanks to the members of Crookston Rotary for selecting me for this honor."
Tashi Wongdi Gurung, senior majoring in environmental sciences at the University of Minnesota, Crookston
Hometown: Mustang, Nepal
Plans after college: "I plan to go to graduate school to get my Ph.D. and eventually to work for a non-profit organization."
Areas of involvement in clubs or organizations: Multicultural and International Club (MIC) Crookston Students for Sustainable Development (CSSD) Enactus (previously called Students in Free Enterprise – SIFE) UMC Lions
Honors or awards: "I received the International Scholarship, which made my stay at UMC easier, and have been named to the Chancellor's List (4.0 GPA)."
What would you like to tell the readers of The Crookston Times? "The citizens of Crookston are all really lucky to have a community like Crookston to live in. I am equally lucky to have the golden opportunity to be a part of this community. Crookston is home to really helpful, cooperative, and kind-hearted people. Thank you for this honor."