Angels Amongst Us Memorials - Dackotah Montgomery & Katelyn Hank

Angels Amongst Us foundation was established in 2014 in honor of our beautiful angels Dackotah Montgomery, LSH senior and Katelyn Hank, LSH junior who were taken unexpectedly in 2013. The foundation raises funds during it's annual "Squeals & Wheels" festival to provide scholarships to students pursuing their educational dreams that Dackotah and Katelyn were unable to fulfill. Upcoming "Squeals & Wheels" festival is Aug. 22, 2015 in Legion Park and includes 5K Fun Run/Walk, Classic Car Cruise, Motorcycle Run, Backyard BBQ contest, Bean Bag tournament, Music in the Park and vendors.

Mitch Thune Memorial - 

Mitchell graduated with the Class of 2009.  He enjoyed playing football, hockey and golf. He was also active in band, Target, National Honor Society and volunteered with the Royal Family Kid Camp. Mitch attended St. John's University and lead an active college life through sports, the SJU Fire department and work.  He was a kind and caring brother and friend that lead by example not through words.

Student must be attending a 4-Year MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) School, be involved in high school extracurricular activities and a community volunteer.  The recipient of this award will receive $1000 during their first year of college and $1000 their second year of college.

Ed Gess Memorial -

 Ed Gess graduated with Mathematics, Science and Aeronautical degrees.  He joined Green Giant in 1967 as Director of Corporate Planning.  He later became an independent computer consultant in the Twin Cities.  

Ed was very active in the community.  He was a member of the Le Sueur School Board, Co-Treasurer of Le Sueur Friends of the library, delivered Meals on Wheels, was on the Le Sueur Country Club board, a 4-H leader and started the model rocket program.  He also served as judge for several years. Ed served in the Army as an expert marksman.  He married Jackie Payton in 1955 and passed away in 2007.

Class of 1979 Memorial

The Le Sueur High School Class of 1979 celebrated their 35th reunion at the Le Sueur Country Club in July, 2014.  The class raised a total of $2,000 in memorial scholarship funds which were donated to the Le Sueur Henderson Dollars for Scholars in memory of four classmates who have passed away.  Those classmates remembered are Mike (Michael W.) Mediger, Elizabeth (Betsy) Scanlan Koenig, Eddie (Edward J.) Dorzinski and Lori Schlottman Crowell.

Four $500 memorial scholarships will be awarded by Le Sueur Dollars for Scholars to students from the upcoming LSH 2015 graduating class.

Terry Penland Memorial

Terry Penland knew that a positive attitude, hard work to achieve your goals and then enjoy those goals when you achieved them, were important values in life.  He shared these values with the players, on and off the court, in his 7 years as the assistant girl's tennis coach at LSH.

He was very passionate about the sport of tennis, which was shown not only by volunteering as a coach, but purchasing and making gadgets to help the players develop better technique and proper form.  Terry also spent time with the girls during the off season to improve their serves and strokes, continually challenging them to work harder, and always encouraging them in their matches by reminding them that there are "no worries". The recipient will receive the award in $500 increments during their first, second and third year of college.

Ernest Denzer Memorial Ernest Denzer was a very hard worker who farmed and loved to make things with his hands.  He drove school bus for Le Sueur-Henderson school district for 46 years and worked as a plot digger for over 45+ years, using only shovels until machines came along to help.  Ernest soon had a different tractor for each job he did.  He was a "jack of all trades" and was "quite a character", once saying, "I have many people underneath me, but they never complain".

This scholarship is to assist a student preferably attending a 2 year vocational school with an interest in the Agriculture or Medical field where they would be using their hands.

Shirley Monahan Music Memorial Music was a lifelong passion for Shirley including her involvement in the Le Sueur Community Theatre, the Noteables and as Choir Director for St. Anne's Parish.  Shirley graduated with a music degree with voice emphasis from San Francisco State University.  She enjoyed helping others blossom in music and has made a lasting impact on many of the children who were members of the St. Anne's Children Choir.  These Scholarships are to assist Le Sueur-Henderson high school music students who also share a passion for music and intend to pursue a career in music.

RoseMary "Skip" Trimbo School Spirit Memorial

Rosemary "Skip" Trimbo was an avid participant, supporter, advocate and all out fan of extracurricular activities in the school and community. Skip grew up in Le Sueur as a "Giant" and went on to graduate and marry Les Trimbo, a Henderson "Tiger". Throughout the many years Skip was a fan of all activities of her children and really any hometown kid. Following her children brought her to many extracurricular activities. Her support continued for the school and the community until she became unable to attend.  She was also an avid volunteer throughout the community.

The purpose of this scholarship is to award a deserving recipient for their display of outstanding school spirit and support, as well as their volunteerism, in the memory of Skip Trimbo, who embodied these qualities. 



Continuing the Legacy

Education is a community legacy that Le Sueur-Henderson Dollars for Scholars is committed to. This legacy embraces more than just the hopeful graduates. It involves a network of people who feel a tie to their hometown, their high school, or perhaps just have a connection to Le Sueur or Henderson through a loved one.

That connection can be strengthened by making Dollars for Scholars a part of your estate planning or by considering a memorial gift to Dollars for Scholars when a loved one passes away. Establishing a perpetual scholarship with Dollars for Scholars is a unique way to let others know how much you care about education and your community's legacy of learning.

Another way to honor a loved one and continue the educational legacy is by establishing a Perpetual Scholarship or make a One-Time Gift to Dollars for Scholar in honor of a birth, a graduation, an anniversary, an award or any noteworthy event in a special person's life.

If you are interested in establishing a Perpetual Scholarship or making a One-Time Gift to honor someone, or in memory of a loved one, please contact our Treasurer at 


Because College Doesn't Happen by Chance.