Brayden Michael Sorenson of Lengby has been selected to receive a $2,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year from the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation, according to Tim Brinkman, CEO/General Manager of Garden Valley Technologies.  Brayden will be graduating from Fosston High School and plans to attend Concordia College in Moorhead.  He is the son of Tristan and Stacy Sorenson.

Garden Valley Director Casey Holland presents a certificate representing the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation award to Brayden Sorenson.

“My rural community has provided me with countless opportunities and constant support.  At sporting events, the community would attend to show their support. At every fundraiser, service project and leadership event I could rely on a fantastic turnout, due to the regular backing of my community. Without which, I would be definitely not be the well-rounded person that I have grown to be. Since I was fortunate to have these opportunities when I needed them the most, I have made it my life goal to enrich the rural community that has devoted to my success.  I plan on attending undergraduate school and to double major in political science and global studies. ” said Brayden in his scholarship application.

In awarding the scholarship to Brayden, Tim Brinkman said, “We’re happy to have this chance to make an investment in Brayden’s college education.  Rural communities need educated and talented young people like Brayden to be our leaders of the future.  It makes us all proud at Garden Valley Technologies when one of the statewide winners is selected from our area.”

The Foundation is part of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance, a trade organization based in St. Paul representing over 44 telephone companies and cooperatives in the state.

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