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Sheldon Graduate Wins VNU Spirit of Caring Scholarship

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon High School graduate is the winner of a scholarship from Village Northwest Unlimited.

Village officials say they are proud to announce the 2020 recipient of the Linda K. De Groot/Village Northwest Unlimited Spirit of Caring Scholarship is Mitchel Wolf from Sheldon High School. Mitchel will be attending either South Dakota State University or Northwestern College this fall and will be studying Exercise Science. Village officials tell us that Mitchel was chosen from applications received from Sheldon High School seniors. They say he is the son of Ryan and Tabitha Wolf of Sheldon.

Brenna Bomgaars, the Village’s Volunteer Coordinator and Development Assistant says that the Linda K. De Groot/Village Northwest Unlimited Spirit of Caring Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship given to a graduating senior from Sheldon High School who will be entering into a career field that focuses on working with individuals who have disabilities.

She says Linda De Groot was the Director of Public Relations and Business Development at Village Northwest Unlimited and was a valuable employee of the Village for over 20 years. She lost her battle with cancer on October 15, 2006. Bomgaars tells us the scholarship provides an opportunity to honor and sustain “the legacy of caring that Linda exemplified every day and encourage young people to pursue a career that makes a difference in the life of a person with a disability.”

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