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Shooting Star Scholarship 2018-2019

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

Hosted by Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center, proceeds from the tournament benefitted the Shooting Star Scholarship Fund, which supports higher education in the White Earth Nation

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (June 6, 2014) – More than $28,500 was raised at the 3rd Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament, which took place on June 6, 2014, at the Mahnomen Country Club in Mahnomen, Minnesota. All tournament proceeds benefitted the Shooting Star Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2012 and annually provides scholarships for students in the White Earth Nation for post-secondary education.


Nearly $16,000 in prize giveaways were presented to winners of various hole contests, on-course contests, and overall team contests, including golfer with the longest drive, the longest putt, closest to the pin, landing his or her ball on the green off the tee box, driving a whiffle ball for distance, and more.


The tournament included 36 three-person teams, 18 holes, and prizes offered for the top-finishing teams in each division. Gold Sponsors of the tournament were Visions, Inc., ROI Solutions and Buffalo Nickel Creative; Bronze Sponsors of the tournament were J&M Printing and Konami Gaming, Inc.; and Par 3 Sponsors of the tournament were Cadillac Jack and Micro Gaming Technologies, Inc. (MGT). Food donations were provided by Sysco and the cocktail tasting was provided by Johnson Brothers Liquor Company.


Golfers also had the chance to meet-and-golf with professional athletes including former Minnesota Vikings players Rickey Young and Ted Brown, as well as former Minnesota Twins pitcher, Juan Berenguer. A dinner and awards ceremony was held after the tournament at Shooting Star Casino, Hotel, and Event Center. 


Overall tournament winners include:

·         1st place – Konami Gaming, Inc.

·         2nd place – Newman Signs, Inc.


Hole contest winners include:

·         Longest Drive Contest: Men’s Austin Roeder of J&M Printing

·         Longest Drive Contest: Women’s Jennifer Jurina of McLaughlin's RV & Marine Closest to the Pin: Men’s Brad Richards of Nereson Automotive

·         Closest to the Pin: Women’s Jennifer Jurina of McLaughlin's RV & Marine

·         Longest Putt Tedd Klein


On-course contest winners include:

·         Hole #2: “Chip Into The Swimming Pool” Shane Eskelson of Trane HVAC

·         Hole #3: "Shoot For The Stars" Diane Spaeth of Ihry Insurance Agency

·         Hole #5:  "Win a Year's Supply of Coke" Hole Contest Diane Spaeth of Ihry Insurance Agency

·         Hole #6: “Land your Ball in the Circle” and win a 50” Toshiba TV John Woolery of Sysco

·         Hole #8: “Get a Hole in One” and win $35,000 toward the purchase of a new vehicle, courtesy of Nereson Automotive no winner.


Shooting Star Scholarship beneficiaries also received a certificate of recognition at the golf awards banquet in addition to their $1,000 scholarship fund.


Scholarship recipients include:

·         Taylor Anderson: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Violet Bittner; Future plans: Minnesota State Community & Technical College, undecided major

·         Treyton Anderson: Waubun High School – Parent: Kristal Benson; Future plans: Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Electrical Line Worker

·         Cole A. Bellanger: Mahnomen High School – Parents: Tammy and Del Bellanger; Future plans: undecided school, Medical Sciences

·         Ryan Bement: Norman County East High School – Parent: Theodore Bement; Future plans: Mayville State University, Elementary Education

·         Austin Warren Brown: Waubun High School – Parent: Joan Renee Warren; Future plans: undecided school, Diesel Mechanics

·         Courtney Bunker: Mahnomen High School – Parents: Melissa Widner and Larry Olson; Future plans: undecided school, Social Work

·         Brady M. Crawford: Detroit Lakes High School – Parents: Ann Marie and Earl LeRoy Graville; Future plans: North Dakota State University, Biotechnology Microbiology/Biochemistry

·         Hannah Foss: Mahnomen High School – Parents: Tammy and Leonard Floss; Future plans: North Dakota State University, Physical Therapy/Nursing

·         Olivia Gartner-Oshkinowe: Waubun High School – Parents: Karen and William II Oshkinowe; Future Plans: North Dakota State University, Psychology

·         Evan Gunderson: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Betty Gunderson; Future plans: White Earth Tribal and Community College/North Dakota State University, Nursing

·         Sydney R. Johnson: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Lorraine Johnson; Future plans: Minnesota State Community & Technical College, Dental Assistant

·         Mikaela Jo LaRoque: Waubun High School – Parents: Jean and Michael LaRoque; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Social Work

·         Sarah Frances LaVoy-Brunette: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Joan LaVoy; Future Plans: University of Minnesota Morris, Biology/Nursing

·         Jayme Angelina Juanita Lyons: Waubun High School – Parent: Joleen Antell; Future plans: University of North Dakota, Biology/Pre-Med

·         Maggie McArthur: Waubun High School – Parents: Lisa and John McArthur;

Future plans: Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Culinary Arts

·         Shawna Marie Rodenwald: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Tamie L. Rodenwald; Future plans: The Art Institute of Colorado, Culinary Arts

·         Kristen Steinmetz: Mahnomen High School – Parent: Susan Steinmetz; Future plans: University of Wisconsin Madison, Dairy Farm Management


7th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, June 15, 2018

Download Scholarship Application form, click here.


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