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Blake Torkelson Memorial Scholarship

Brett and Danita and Torkelson Presented Colton Braun with the 2023 Blake Torkelson Memorial Scholarship.

Blake Torkelson felt that life should always be fun!  He loved hunting of any sort. Waterfowl, deer, coyote, or the occasional squirrel in the back yard, Blake was on the pursuit.  He was hard working, dedicated and always happy to help a friend in need.  Blake enjoyed helping on the farm, working on his vehicles, four-wheeler and snowmobile.  After graduation, Blake starting working with Bergstrom Electric as an apprentice and with that experience he knew what he wanted to pursue in life.  Most of all, Blake loved making people laugh.

Establishing this scholarship are Blake’s parents Brett and Danita and his sister Kora, Blake’s classmates of 2013, Danita’s classmates of 1994, and from the proceeds of donations given in Blake’s memory.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Lincoln High School graduate who is enrolled in a technical program or apprenticeship program, preference will be given to a student pursuing the electrical field.  $500 is paid directly to the school second semester or to the apprenticeship program.

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