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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:28 pm

Nine members of Madison's class of 2019 will each receive a $650 Evelyn Krueger Jones Scholarship from the Madison Central School Educational Foundation.

These students graduated with a 4.0 or higher grade point average, which qualified them to receive this scholarship.

Recipients are Caileb Reilly and Jerett Lurz, who will attend the University of South Dakota; Erin Englert, Jonathan Ricke and Gracie Terrall, who will attend South Dakota State University; Bear Shipley, who will attend Utah State University; September Johnson, who will attend the University of North Dakota; Karsyn Dorris, who will attend Augustana; and Thomas Gors, who will attend Mitchell Technical Institute.

"This year, over $30,000 in scholarship money was awarded to members of the class of 2019 through the generous support of our scholarship donors. These graduates should be very proud of their accomplishments," said Renae Prostrollo, MCSEF director.

Evelyn Krueger was a member of the MHS class of 1930. After graduation, she obtained her teaching certificate at Eastern State Normal School and taught for one year in Junius. She earned a B.S. degree in library science from George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and a B.S. in nursing from Yale University. She married Frank Jones and settled in Delaware, where she worked as a teacher, librarian and nurse there and in Washington, D.C. Three years after her husband's death in 1996, Jones moved to Bethel Lutheran Home in Madison, where she died on Sept. 28, 2001.

The couple had no children and were philanthropic, giving back to their communities to support causes they felt were important, such as higher education.

The Madison Central School Educational Foundation was one of the recipients of their philanthropy. The Evelyn K. Jones Endowment's earnings are used to fund these scholarships in her name. Dr. John Sweet, former Madison superintendent, credited Jones' generous gift as being the impetus that got the foundation going. The MCSEF has awarded 118 Evelyn K. Jones Scholarships since 2004.

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