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Head Line CRC Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Graduating Seniors

Austin, Minn.—Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce the six recipients of its 2012 scholarship program, each awarded $1,000 for their post-secondary education costs. This year’s CRC scholarship recipients are as follows:

Ashley Ambrus is a 2012 graduate of Rosemount High School in Rosemount, Minn. Ashley, who is the daughter of CRC employee Randy Ambrus, plans to attend St. Cloud State University in the fall to pursue a career in creative writing.

Hunter Hudson is a 2012 graduate of Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tenn. Hunter, who is the son of CRC employee Christy Hudson, will attend a Tennessee college to pursue a career in physical therapy.

Ty Johnson is also a 2012 graduate of Sequatchie Valley High School. Ty, the son of CRC employee Karen Fletcher, will attend Chattanooga State Community College and plans to become a pharmacist.

Nathan Schwab, a 2012 graduate of Austin High School in Austin, Minn., will attend the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and plans to pursue a degree in business management, marketing, or sales.

Summer Swensrud, a 2012 graduate of Albert Lea High School, Albert Lea, Minn., is the stepdaughter of CRC employee Brad Fjelsta. Summer will attend Riverland Community College – Austin campus in the fall and is planning a career in either pharmacology or social work.

Jacob Thompson is a 2012 graduate of Austin High School. In the fall, Jacob will attend the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and plans to obtain a degree in accounting and business management.

When selecting each year’s scholarship recipients, CRC looks not only at the academic achievements of each applicant, but also his or her school and community involvement activities.

“The hard work and dedication of all of our scholarship applicants is to be commended,” said Chris Holt, CRC’s president and CEO. “CRC’s management and staff is pleased we can assist the students in continuing their education on a post-secondary level.”

In November 2011, students in the communities in which CRC has offices—Austin, Dunlap, and Abilene, Texas—as well as CRC employees and family members of employees were invited to apply for a 2012 CRC scholarship. The scholarship recipients were selected in May.

For more information regarding CRC’s community involvement/corporate giving efforts or scholarships, contact Julie Schramek at 507.437.2304 or

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