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Youth Director Report May 2007

At the April District Five Board meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, the following individuals were chosen to receive several scholarships available through the District:

Book Scholarships
Olav J. Eide $300 Book Scholarship:  Danica Wendlandt from Ostestaden Lodge #5-642 in Monroe, Wisconsin, will begin her freshman year at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin this fall.  Danica plans to major in Communications and Digital Media.
During Danica’s sophomore year in high school she underwent heart surgery that required a pacemaker, yet was able to maintain a rigorous course load and grade point average.

Cyril K. Wittrock $300 Book Scholarship:  Gabrielle Grinde from Idun Lodge #5-74 in Madison, Wisconsin, is currently attending graduate school at the University of Minnesota in landscape architecture.

Board Discretion* $300 Book Scholarship:  Lawrence Patrick Rud from Circle City Lodge #5-614 in Indianapolis, Indiana will enter his sophomore year at Indiana University Bloomington where he plans to major in Theatre Education and Telecommunications.

*The District Five By-Laws allows an additional $300 book scholarship to be awarded by the Board in place of a second Folk High School Scholarship.

Norwegian Folk High School Scholarship
Hannah Grace Braun from Grønnvik Lodge #5-632 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, will be attending Skogfjorden (Norwegian Language Camp) in Bemidji, Minnesota this summer.  This $500 scholarship was awarded because no one applied to attend the Folk High School in Norway for Fall 2007.
Two $500 scholarships were available from District Five during 2007.  Funds not utilized for this scholarship were applied to the Board Discretion $300 Book Scholarship noted above.
NOTE:  This is the last year that applicants may apply to Skogfjorden under the Norwegian Folk High School Scholarship.

$1000 International Summer School Scholarship
Mary Frances Knudsen from Skjold Lodge #5-100 in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, will be attending Oslo University’s International Summer School in 2007.  Mary, who currently attends St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, will be studying Norwegian History and Intensive Elementary Norwegian, Level I.

Update on 29th Annual Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp
The District Five Board voted to formalize the official name of our camp to “Masse Moro Norwegian Heritage Camp”, or the short version, “Masse Moro” which means “lots of fun”.
    Currently 51 boys and girls between 9 and 15 have applied to attend the two-week language and heritage camp (Sunday, July 15th through Saturday, July 28th).  The deadline for applications is May 17th.  
    NOTE:  Kaia Klockeman, Camp Administrator, has developed a website ( for Site Map, FAQ and Forms, Employment and Contact Info.  Check it out!

From Sheryl Hall, District Five Youth Director