Peter Nelson of Superior received a $4,000 University Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Nelson is the child of Sarah and Chris Kerkes, and intends to major in music education.
Eliza Wheeler, a Solon Springs native living in Los Angeles, received a Sendak Fellowship for 2017. The four-week residency program supports artists who tell stories with illustration. Wheeler's debut children's book, "Miss Maple's Seeds," earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list in 2013.