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Six Students Awarded Connelly/Kreps Memorial Scholarships

3 May 2023 Read time: 4 min

Six high school seniors receive Connelly/Kreps Scholarships after demonstrating hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit through activities and jobs and a commitment to serving and leading others. 

Established by the Offutt Family Foundation to honor the memories of late RDO leaders Steve Connelly and Mark Kreps, the memorial scholarship is awarded to children of RDO Equipment Co. team members.  

Recipients are selected by an independent scholarship committee, evaluating applicants based on the attributes exemplified by Steve and Mark. Committee members say they faced a tall task in narrowing down this year’s thoroughly strong pool of applicants, stating that the impressive submissions are a testament to the team members of RDO.  

Learn more about the scholarship recipients for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Annabelle De Santis 
Daughter of Paul Suquett, Account Manager – Riverside, CA 

Annabelle is graduating from Aquinas High School in San Bernadino, California. She was active in tennis, basketball and volleyball and was named varsity tennis team captain. She was a peer tutor and is involved in numerous community service projects while working part-time as a lifeguard and swim instructor at YMCA. She discovered a passion for physical therapy and how it can change lives while working as a sports athletic trainer in high school.  

Annabelle is attending California Baptist University for physical therapy. 

John O’Neill 
Son of Jaime O’Neill, Change Management Program Manager – Fargo, ND 

John is graduating from Davies High School in Fargo, North Dakota. There, he was a two-year captain on the football and track teams. He was involved in Skills USA, leading a team of skilled carpenters to a state title. He is an Honor Society member and is involved in the SHAPE student organization. He is passionate about making the world better by positively influencing others at every opportunity, large or small.  

John is attending North Dakota State University for education. 

John Sikorski 
Son of Kristi Sikorski, Senior Accounting & Business Process Analyst – Fargo, ND 

John is graduating from West Fargo High School in West Fargo, North Dakota. He has been a leader on sports teams throughout his academic career and was among the youngest students in the school to make varsity and letter five times in athletics. John suffered a traumatic brain injury playing hockey and was told he would suffer many symptoms for the rest of his life. Determined to overcome, he committed to several forms of therapy and, in just two years, made incredible progress, proving to himself that anything is possible. 

John is attending Minnesota State Community and Technical College for electrical technology. 

Kathrine Sikorski 
Daughter of Kristi Sikorski, Senior Accounting & Business Process Analyst – Fargo, ND 

Katherine is graduating from West Fargo High School in West Fargo, North Dakota. She is a member of the Honor Society and Drama Club, where she served as vice president, led fundraiser events and choreographed dance numbers. She is a leader and mentor through her church and teaches Tae Kwon Do to children. She is passionate about communication and language, particularly regarding creating safe and effective learning environments for students and their parents. She holds a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish.  

Kathrine is attending Minnesota State University Moorhead for elementary education. 

Tatum Allen 
Daughter of Scott Turner, General Manager of Rental Fleet – Rochester, MN 

Tatum is graduating from Chatfield High School in Chatfield, Minnesota. She is president of the Student Senate and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She participates in many community services through the MN Honor Society and her church, including serving as a Sunday school teacher for four years. She played volleyball and softball and has been a volunteer coach for youth softball. She is a certified nursing assistant and enjoys working with patients at a care center.  

Tatum is attending Minnesota State University – Mankato for nursing. 

Thomas Sikorski 
Son of Kristi Sikorski, Senior Accounting & Business Process Analyst – Fargo, ND 

Thomas is graduating from West Fargo High School in West Fargo, North Dakota. He is co-president of the school’s chapters of the National Honor Society and Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). He is involved in DECA, trivia team, band and choir. He is a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a volunteer martial arts teacher. After experiencing the impact of death within his family, he discovered a passion for helping those most helpless — the deceased.  

Thomas is attending the University of North Dakota for forensic science.  

The Connelly/Kreps Memorial Scholarship was established in 2021. To date, 14 students have received scholarships totaling $35,000. 

About the Offutt Family Foundation
The Offutt Family Foundation acts in alignment with the deeply held values of the Offutt family, seeking to engage partners in sustaining or improving quality of life with a concentration on community development, Christian entities and educational initiatives in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.   

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