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Minot's Brody Armstrong (left) received the NDIAAA state senior scholarship award. Armstrong will attend the US Naval Academy. Photo by WDA SID

Past WDA Senior Scholar Recipients



Since 2009, the Western Dakota Association has recognized one boy and girl student-athlete annually through its WDA Senior Scholar Award.

The award, which is tied to the North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NDIAAA) scholarship program, is open to all conference members.

Each member school can submit a completed application for one boy and one girl student-athlete to be considered for the WDA's $500 scholarship award. The WDA is proud to have its, premiere partner, Farmers Union Insurance, a contributor to this project.

The conference activities directors review the applications and select the recipients which are announced in March. The winners join the other region scholarship recipients from across the state who are then eligible for the state NDIAAA scholarship. The applications for the state winners are forwarded to a review panel at the sectional level. Sectional winners then qualify for the national award. The scholarships are paid directly to the higher education institution in which the recipient will attend. For more on the NDIAAA scholarship program, click here.


Year

Boy Scholar Winner
Girls Scholar Winner
2009
Sam Aneson, Mandan
Mollie Fearing, Williston
2010
Tyler Eikens, Williston
Ashley Jahner, Dickinson
2011
Kasey Gengler, Jamestown
Anna Hruby, Bismarck High
2012
Devin Coyle, Mandan
Tessa Haussler, Bismarck High
2013
Austin Mack, Dickinson
Rachel Power, St. Mary's
2014
Ben Wanner, Mandan
Emily Lysne, Williston
2015
Waylon DeCoteau, TMCHS
Rachel Lantz, Dickinson
2016
Ben Hanson, Jamestown
Ali Froehlich, Mandan
2017
Brian Swanberg, Legacy
Emily Bichler, St. Mary's
2018
Brody Armstrong, Minot
Elizabeth Leingang, Mandan






Minot's Brody Armstrong (left) and Mandan's Elizabeth Leingang  were recipients of the 2018 WDA Senior Scholar Award. Each received a $500 scholarship and are eligible for the state NDIAAA scholarship. Photo by WDA SID

Western Dakota Association Male and Female Senior Scholar Award