Music scholarships awarded

St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, has several special scholarships that have been set up by families to recognize the talents and dedication of music students and to encourage them to continue their musical studies. Students are chosen for these awards based on teacher recommendation and participation in musical activities.

The highest honor at the Music Center is the Sister Justina Bieganek Award. Sister Justina was a part of the Music Center from its very beginnings in 1979. She retired at the age of 99. Bailey Lochner from Pierz has been chosen as this year’s recipient. 

Also awarded were the Sister Judine Cassidy Scholarships to Claire Breitenfeldt from Long Prairie; Ava Haggerty and Isaac Olson from Little Falls; Nicholas Mettler from Burtrum; and Brianna Wuebkers from Freeport. Sister Judine was the beloved principal at St. Francis High School from 1960-1977.

Korrin Gwost from Little Falls was awarded the Lyseng Family Scholarship, which was set up by Vicki and Greg Spofford in honor of Vicki’s parents, both life-long music educators. Zachary Sobania of Little Falls was awarded the Guy Christiansen Family Scholarship set up by Carol Christiansen and family in honor of their father; and finally, Hannah Miller from Browerville was awarded the Bernet Family Scholarship, created by the Bernet family in honor of Sister Maurita Bernet and of their parents who provided music lessons to all six daughters.

St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts, located on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls. The Center offers lessons to all ages on most musical instruments, plus sponsors three orchestras, two choirs, URock, dance and gymnastics classes, a brass ensemble, percussion ensemble, music therapy and more. The Music Center is open to everyone. For more information, visit their website at: www.sfmusiccenter.org or call (320)632-0637. St. Francis Music Center is a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.



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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center. We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.


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