Board Member Jake Rantanen Presented the Alice & Roy Lee Scholarship to Sydney Reierson
Roy and Alice have longed to give back to Roy's alma mater and have done so through this scholarship. A student who has lettered in a sport at Lincoln High School, has a grade point average of 2.5 or better and attends a college in Minnesota or North Dakota is eligible to apply. The first awarding will be in May of 2008.
Roy was born in Thief River Falls, grew up and attended grade school and high school there. After high school he worked for two years then attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college he joined the Navy Seabees and was honorably discharged as an Ensign.
After service he went to Ohio to work in construction, building power plants, where he met his wife. He worked in Michigan where they lived for about a year before returning to Thief River Falls in 1950 to honor his mother’s wishes. Roy retired in 1985. He and Alice live in Spring Hill, Florida, after being snow birds for many years. Roy was very active in golf and tennis until the asbestos lung cancer weakened him to the point that he didn’t have the strength to be active. Roy passed away November, 2007. Their four children all attended grade school and high school in Thief River Falls.