Fergus High graduate receives scholarship

Parker Errecart, Fergus High graduate, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Irene Chesterfield Miller Scholarship, administered by Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma educational organization.

The $600 scholarship is awarded each year to a local area college student who is planning to be a teacher.

Parker Errecart, son of Cherie and Tim Errecart, is a student at the University of Montana in Missoula. He plans to teach Spanish.

 The committee noted this scholarship was established by Irene Miller’s husband, Lester H. Miller, after her death in 1977. Her legacy as a teacher continues on through this annual award. The scholarship, handled through the Central Montana Foundation, is now continuing into its 40th year.

Irene Miller was born in 1902 in Watertown, South Dakota. She attended college in Aberdeen, South Dakota and graduated with honors. She taught for 10 years in South Dakota and two years in Worland, Wyoming before coming to Central Montana. She taught in Grass Range for three years and also at Moore for 10 years. Irene also substitute-taught for many years beginning in 1949.

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