This year's St Louis Park High School Class of 1963 Scholarship was presented to 2017 grad Devante Childress by Louise Borgman Hokenson.  Devante has the respect of his peers who cheered for him as he stepped up to accept his scholarship.  He expressed his gratitude to our class for the $1,000 scholarship that will allow him to pursue his dream of attending college.

Devante's teachers say he has grown over his years at SLP high school and described him as a leader. After finishing college he looks forward to using those leadership skills for a future in business. And, Devante speaks of his dreams of giving back and leading efforts to bring divided communities together.

This is the fourth year since our 50th class reunion that we have provided a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student.  Thank you for making that possible!  We have some resources left in our scholarship fund but it's time to grow the fund so we can continue to make these awards in 2018 and into the future.

St Louis Park schools gave us our start and prepared us for the next steps in our lives. This is our opportunity to not only give back, but to pay it forward - to help another SLP grad move on to his or her future.

Please help us keep this fund going, send your check payable to St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars to our class treasurer, Rollie Carlson, at 16405 Holdridge Road West, Wayzata, MN 55391.  Any contribution is appreciated.