Local students awarded KC scholarships

The Knights of Columbus Fr. Wohlfohrt Council 12029 of St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius recently gave three scholarships to local students.

Kaitlin Boll received a $500 scholarship from the Knights and Zach Sandquist and Brianna Vanderlinde each received $250 scholarships.

Kaitlin Boll, the daughter of Mark and Bethann Boll of Minnetrista, graduated from Watertown-Mayer High School. She has been involved in many activities in school and her parish of St. Boniface. Boll will be attending the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn., and plans on majoring in Early Childhood Education.

One of her long-term goals is to start her own business with preschool children. Boll is one of four girls in her family and lives and helps on the family farm. She also works at Pizza Ranch in Waconia and works part-time at Three Rivers Park District as a seasonal attendant.

Zach Sandquist, the son of David and Mary Sandquist of Minnetrista, graduated from Watertown-Mayer High School. He has been involved with the supermileage competition, several plays at the school, and is an active leader at St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

Sandquist is involved as an altar server, Summer Stretch youth program, Youth Group, and Extreme Faith Camp as a camper and a leader. Sandquist recently decided to attend St. Mary’s University of Minnesota this upcoming fall to study music.

Brianna Vanderlinde, the daughter of Jerry and Amy Vanderlinde of St. Bonifacius, graduated from Waconia High School. She has participated in the Waconia Art Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and the Waconia softball team.

Vanderlinde was on the honor roll every year in high school and has lettered in academics each year. She has been active in her church as an altar server, participating in Summer Stretch, and helping out at the Parish Festival every year. Vanderlinde will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and plans on majoring in psychology or business.