Butte Lodge 22 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons on Tuesday presented five area students each with a $4,000 scholarship for their college education.

The awards were given at a dinner honoring the students held at the Masonic Temple in Butte.

The five scholarship winners are:

Danielle Erickson, daughter of David and Elizabeth Erickson. A senior at Butte High, she will graduate with honors. She will attend Montana State University, majoring in chemical and biological engineering.

Zackary Stewart, son of Sherie and Jerry Stewart, a Butte High senior who will graduate with honors. He will major in mechanical engineering at Montana Tech.

Kristin DeWaay, daughter of Faith and Byron DeWaay, graduated from Butte Central High and attends Carroll College. She is majoring in chemistry and is also a part of the college’s pre-med program.

Peter Hruska, son of David Hruska, graduated from Albany High School in California and attends Peralta Community College. He will attend Montana State University, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Adam Axelson, son of Jim and Janet Axelson, graduated from Butte Central and attends the University of Montana. He is majoring in exercise science and will graduate in December.

Over the five years since the inception of its scholarship program, Butte Lodge 22 has given over $100,000 in scholarships to area students. The scholarships are available to any student who wishes to further their education by attending college.

Information about scholarship applications is available by contacting Terry Davis, secretary of Butte Lodge 22 A.F. & A.M., 132 Clay St., Butte, MT 59701.

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