Due to the COVID-19 virus, the summer event was held virtually on Zoom this year on Thursday, July 23. Forty-five Mizzou students in the GRT area participated in the Send-Off along with GRT board members, donors, and parents.. Ken Disselhorst and his daughter Quinn drew the ten lucky winners. Ten students received $500 scholarships. Sara Bockhold also announced the winners of the $1000 merit scholarships. This was the first year for the Ron Dedert Memorial Scholarship. Ron was a founder of the Great River Chapter and passed away earlier this year. The chapter decided to give a scholarship in his memory. Listed below are all the winners.. This is the 8th year GRT has given away scholarships and in those 8 years has given away $83,000 !
|$1000 Merit Scholarships||$500 Luck of the Draw Scholarships|
|Amy Bryan||MAA 4 yr $1000 renewable||Scot Roberts||Troy Disselhorst Memorial|
|Faith Boylen||Ron Dedert Memorial||Emily Dehner||Fiddlesticks|
|Ashlyn Eisele||GRT||Nathan Schutte||Jerry and Carl Schoenborn|
|Emma Deien||GRT||Delanie Fohey||Jared and Gina Pontius|
|Keller Shemwell||Rachel Bringer Shepherd|
|Returning Student||Sponsor||Kaden Malone||Schmiedeskamp, Robertson Neu,& Mitchel|
|Aubry Boulware||GRT||Hanna Deien||GRT|
The Send-Off this year was emceed by Morgan Kopitsky, liason from the MAA office. Two current students presented information about True Tiger, which is the student alumni association. They talked about the benefits and cost of belonging to this organization. A game of Trivia was played by the students and students were put into rooms so they could get to know each other.
Women’s Head Basketball Coach Robin Pingeton was a surprise guest along with Jordan Frericks.