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Reservation Telephone Cooperative (RTC) awarded four college scholarships, each in the amount of $2,500, to the following local students.

Garrett Stroklund

Kenmare High School

Hailey Carns

Watford City High School

Kaitlyn Klein

Garrison High School

Nathan Talbott

Max Public School

Garrett Stroklund is the son of Clinton and Rebecca Stroklund. He is a senior at Kenmare High School. He has been active in Future Farmers of America (FFA), band, choir, basketball, football, track, baseball, St. Agnes CCD and drama. This fall, Garrett plans to attend the University of North Dakota majoring in Aviation. He hopes to become a commercial pilot and would love to live in North Dakota as he would like to be a part of his local community by coaching football or basketball.

Hailey Carns is the daughter of John and Angie Carns. She is a senior at Watford City High School. She has been active in DECA, Student Council, The Ambassadors Program and cheerleading. This fall, Hailey plans to attend Williston State College majoring in Nursing. She would like to become a neonatal nurse and return to Watford City to work at McKenzie County Healthcare. She looks forward to giving back to the community where she grew up.

Kaitlyn Klein is the daughter of Travis and Sharon Klein. She is a senior at Garrison High School. She has been active in student government, volleyball, basketball, track and volunteering at St. Nicholas Parish. This fall, Kaitlyn plans to attend Bismarck State College majoring in Secondary Education with a minor in Business. Kaitlyn foresees the growing need for teachers in North Dakota and believes this is a great opportunity to prepare students to be great citizens that will benefit the communities and cites of ND.

Nathan Talbott is the son of Richard and Lesli Talbott. He is a senior at Max Public School.  He has been active in basketball, cross country, Student Council and Honor Society. This fall, Nathan plans to attend Minot State University majoring in Marketing. Nathan loves all aspects of business and knows he would enjoy a career marketing and selling products. He has even started taking college level business courses.

Applications and eligibility information for all scholarships are available at, at local high schools, or at the RTC business offices in Parshall, New Town and Watford City.