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Highmark Federal Credit Union

Community Involvement


2024 Winners Announced

Congratulations to this year's $1,000 Highmark scholarship recipients:

Alyssa Ahlers, Thunder Basin High School

                                                   Alyssa plans to study Medical Sonography at Laramie County Community College.

In her essay, she writes " Leo Buscaglia once stated that, " Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around". This quote is very impactful to me in terms of the way our actions can make a difference. Giving back to the community is both a form of giving and receiving. The kindness you emit as a volunteer will only supply you with valuable experience and connections to the community."



Natasha Winter, Hill City High School

Natasha plans to study Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

In her essay, she writes, " I remember the first time I volunteered was when I was six years old... my mom had offered our family to clean the church, so my little sister, my brother, my very pregnant mother, my grandma and I all swept and scrubbed....I didn't understand why we were doing all this work. Nobody liked chores, so why would we choose to do even more outside of our house? My mother had to explain to me that if we didn't, our church might never get cleaned. Someone had to step up, and there was no reason why that someone shouldn't be us....... My goal is to help the world each day, whether than means volunteering at a food pantry, deigning a new prosthetic leg, donating to those in need, or simply caring for the people in front of me. 

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