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Head Line CRC Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Local Graduates

Austin, Minn.—Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce the six recipients of its 2013 scholarships, each awarded $1,000 for their post-secondary education costs. This year’s scholarship recipients are as follows:

Eliseo Collins is a 2013 graduate of Abilene High School in Abilene, Texas. Eliseo plans to attend Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, in the fall to study Kinesiology.

Morgan Harmon is a 2013 graduate of Sequatchie County High School in Dunlap, Tenn. Morgan will attend Middle Tennessee State University in the fall to study mass communications and journalism.

Melissa Navoa is a 2013 graduate of Austin High School in Austin, Minn. Melissa will attend Brown University in Providence, R.I., in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business.

Jesse Rice, the son of CRC employee Margaret Rice, is a 2013 graduate of Soddy Daisy High School in Soddy Daisy, Tenn. Jesse plans to attend the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga in the fall to study computer engineering.

Jocelyn Sheehan, the daughter of CRC employee Aimee Sheehan, is a 2013 graduate of Austin High School and will attend Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Jocelyn plans to pursue degrees in both business management and biology.

Alex Thorson is a 2013 graduate of Austin High School and will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Carlson School of Management in the fall, planning to major in finance 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.

“CRC is pleased to once again recognize graduating students in communities in which we work,” said Chris Holt, CRC’s president and CEO. “The hard work and dedication of all of our scholarship applicants is to be commended. CRC’s management and staff wish them the best in their continuing education.”

In November 2012, students in the communities in which CRC has offices—Austin, Dunlap, Tenn., and Abilene, Texas—as well as family members of CRC employees who were graduating from high school were invited to apply for a 2013 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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