Dells Lions award $1,000 scholarship
Rapids High School senior Adisen Stadem was chosen as the winner of the
2023 Dell Rapids Lions Club scholarship. The $1,000 award is offered to
a local high school senior and is based solely on applicants' essays in
response to: "The motto of Lions Clubs International is 'WE SERVE.'
Please describe how you have served your community." All identifying
information is redacted before the applications are reviewed by a panel
of Dell Rapids Lions.
Among other activities, Adisen started a group to help students with special needs. She also served as a Study Buddy, helped with the Girls On The Run program, and taught Sunday School. This past year, she and fellow students conducted a donation drive for the Children's Inn.
In middle school, she started a group for kids whose parents were divorced. As such a child herself, she wanted to help other kids who were experiencing the same struggles she had faced in earlier years. She saw a need and stepped up to help.
Adisen will attend Northern State University, majoring in elementary education and psychology.
Dell Rapids Lions Club President Tom Ludens posed with Adisen Stadem when she attended the club's May 4th meeting. "We are pleased to reward Adisen's spirit of service," said Ludens. "We sincerely thank her for giving us inspiration to continue our own service to this community."