By Ben Olson
The Community Assistance League (CAL) presented nearly $30,000 in scholarships to 20 students on Wednesday at the Sandpoint Center inside the Columbia Bank Building.
The scholarships were awarded graduates from Sandpoint High School, Lake Pend Oreille High School, Priest River Lamanna High School and Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School. In addition to the graduates, scholarships were also awarded to three students returning from previous college and one delayed student returning to high school.
“We wish we had more to give,” said CAL publicity chair Marilyn Haddad. “We had 66 applicants, and we would’ve been happy to award them all with scholarships.”
All funds raised by CAL were generated through their volunteer-run thrift boutique store Bizarre Bazaar, 502 Church St. in Sandpoint.
“The more people shop at Bizarre Bazaar, the more money we are able to give for scholarships,” said Haddad.
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