MCSEF Awards 20 Evelyn Krueger Jones Scholarships

Group Photo - Evelyn Krueger Jones Scholarships
Picture- front row sitting (l to r): Lily Sunde, Alison Vacanti, Kylie Krusemark, Olivia Flemming, Fiona Donelan, Mallorie Schultz, & Raena Rost BACK row standing (l to r): Abbey Allen, Katharine Comes, Alexandra Gutierrez, Abigail Morse, Alex Ersland, Nathan Ricke, Peyton Wolf, Eleni Sims, Aspen Dahl, & Treyton Smith *Not pictured: Makira Wrage, Elijah Olson, & Bella Maxwell

20 members of the Class of 2022 will each receive a $440 Evelyn Krueger Jones Scholarship from the Madison Central School Educational Foundation. They are: Nathan Ricke, Alison Vacanti, Olivia Flemming, Abigail Morse, Peyton Wolf, Makira Wrage, & Katharine Comes who will attend South Dakota State University; Fiona Donelan, who will attend University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Alexandra Gutierrez, who will attend Southeast Tech; Treyton Smith & Kylie Krusemark, who will attend University of South Dakota; Elijah Olson & Eleni Sims, who will attend University of Sioux Falls; Aspen Dahl, who will attend Mount Marty University; and Bella Maxwell & Alex Ersland, who will attend Dakota State University; Mallorie Schultz, Abbey Allen, & Raena Rost, who will be attending Augustana in Sioux Falls. Lily Sunde, who will be staying at home to work on the family farm. These students graduated with a 4.0 or greater grade point average, which qualified them to receive an Evelyn Krueger Jones Scholarship.
Renae Prostrollo, MCSEF Director commented: “This year, over $45,000 in scholarship money was awarded to members of the Class of 2022 through the generous support of our scholarship donors. These graduates should be very proud of their accomplishments.” Evelyn Krueger was a member of the Madison High School Class of 1930. After graduation, she obtained her teaching certificate at Eastern State Normal School and taught for one year in Junius. She earned a B.S. degree in library science from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee, and a B.S. in nursing from Yale University. Evelyn married Frank Jones and settled in Delaware where she worked as a teacher, librarian, and nurse there and in Washington, D.C. Three years after her husband’s death in 1996, Mrs. Jones moved to Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison, where she passed away on September 28, 2001. The couple had no children and were philanthropic, giving back to their communities to support causes they felt were important, such as higher education. The Madison Central School Educational Foundation was one of the recipients of the couple’s philanthropy. The Evelyn K. Jones Endowment’s earnings are used to fund these scholarships in her name. Dr. John Sweet, former District Superintendent, credited Evelyn Jones’ generous gift as being the impetus that really got the Educational Foundation going. The MCSEF has awarded 151 Evelyn K. Jones Scholarships since 2004.

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