The Pony Express

Morgan Grim wins $10,000 art scholarship

Senior Morgan Grim is exited by receiving a $10,000 art scholarship from Bergen Scholarship, for her photography skills.

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2019

Well-rounded senior Morgan Grim grew up with a love of art. Just about a month ago, Grim was surprised with a $10,000 art scholarship from Berggren Scholarships. With the scholarship she will attend the University of Minnesota Duluth where she will continue making art. Grim grew up creating her own art. She s...

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Online system expands opportunities for scholarships

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

October 5, 2017

  Seniors and students are gaining more and more scholarship opportunities in our community. With about 60 scholarships given out each year, students are able to apply more easily to have opportunities for colleges and universities within the country and community. Amy Carr, who works in...

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Sonia Moran, Photographer

January 14, 2017

Although athletes already get scholarship money, the NCAA started allowing schools to give a small allowance to college athletes. Athletes practice anywhere between 40 to 50 hours a week. They would complain that since they bring a lot of money to the schools they should be getting paid. Some athletes complain about not being able ...

National Merit Scholar semi-finalists demonstrate school excellence

National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Marta Markowitz doing her homework in the media center.

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

October 13, 2016

After countless hours of preparation and fretful nights prior to the PSAT, senior Marta Markowicz and college freshman Jacob Kosyakovsky brought pride to the school by achieving the positions of semi-finalists for National Merit Scholar. The application process of National Merit Scholar involves qualif...

Athletic scholarships allow students to thrive without worry

Many athletes from all sports hope to someday get the opportunity to play their sport in college. The football team works hard in the off-season and some might even get to continue in college.

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

February 25, 2016

Since the beginning of college sports, football players have always played for the love of the game. This concept trickled down to lower levels including junior college and high school. Today is a new age and as the sport has grown, so have the fans. This has lead to tremendous amounts of income for...

App makes applying for scholarships easier

App makes applying for scholarships easier

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor

April 9, 2015

Every year seniors get accepted into college and then they find out exactly the price of tuition. Given the high prices, everyone wants to lower their tuition.  The seniors will often look to scholarships to help lower the cost. There are many different websites where people can go to learn abo...

Gayle Solsvig: the woman behind the emails

Gayle Solsvig is an important resource for students planning their futures at SAHS. Her frequent stream of emails have given students access to scholarship and job opportunities for years. It is important to, “Cherish the important part of your life whether it be going to a four year college, a technical school, the military or a job,” said Solsvig. She helps students prepare to live these years to their fullest.

Brooke Thingvold

December 8, 2013

Gayle Solsvig sends out thousands of emails to Stillwater Area High School students through Naviance. The emails she chooses to send usually regard college visit opportunities, college scholarship opportunities and job opportunities. The large amount of emails Solsvig sends has made her known as the “woman behind the emails." Solsvig sends...

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