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Area students win VFW Endowment scholarships

TOPEKA -- The Department of Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars Endowment Association has announced the names of the winners of their 2013 college scholarship awards.

These scholarships are awarded to selected children and grandchildren of members of the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary. The Kansas VFW Endowment Association was created in 1956 and is the only one of its kind in the National VFW Organization. The Kansas VFW Endowment Association has more than $100,000 committed to active scholarships. This year's awards total $21,000 for 20 scholarships.

The following are the local recipients and their sponsoring VFW and Auxiliary Posts and scholarship amount.

* Addison Funke, Post No. 7743 Osborne, $2,000.

* Tanner Bowles, Post No. 1366 Downs, $1,000.

* Savanna Rae Huff, Post No. 6240 Russell, $750.

* Allison Davis, Post No. 6240 Russell, $750.

* Kayla Ann DeWald, Post No. 6240 Russell, $500.