Emily Paulsen and Madeline Warner, seniors at Hibbing High School were recently honored as AAUW future collegians and awarded $100 scholarships at the January meeting.

Emily is the daughter of Jim and Shannon Paulsen. She has two older sisters, Miranda and Michele.

Emily has been on the volleyball team for three years and received an Academic All State Award for 2018. She is a member of the FIRST Robotics Team and has been on the softball team for three years. Emily also participates in Knowledge Bowl and was elected to National Honor Society.

Emily spends her free time babysitting, playing sports and volunteering through her church as well as through Winter Frolic, which she is presently a candidate of.

After graduation, Emily plans to continue her education at a four-year university with an undecided major.

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Madeline Warner is the daughter of Patrick and Mary Warner. She has two older sisters, Kateline and Emily who are 21 and 24, respectively. Madeline is currently employed at the Hibbing Dairy Queen.

Madeline has been on the varsity tennis team for six years and has been captain for two years. She also participates in cheerleading in the winter and was named captain of the boys basketball cheer squad. In the spring, she is a manager for the boys varsity tennis team. She is the secretary of student council as well as the vice president of her class. Madeline also participates in Key Club, knowledge bowl, concert band and marching band, Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, Junior Rotarian and National Honor Society.

Madeline was named an all state academic gold athlete her senior year in tennis. She has been on the all area tennis team two years in a row. She was also awarded the Rensselaer Medal of Science in the spring of her junior year.

In her free time, Madeline enjoys volunteering through her church, coaching tennis, and playing in the Hibbing Pep Band. Around the holiday season, Madeline’s favorite way to spend her time is at the Salvation Army wrapping presents and helping out with the Angel Tree families.

Madeline’s future plans include attending the College of St. Scholastica with the intended major of Health Sciences. In college, she hopes to participate in cheerleading as well as pep band and student government.

AAUW honors outstanding senior young women from around the area at each AAUW meeting as well as advocating for women and financing scholarships for area young women. Anyone interested in being an AAUW member can contact Pam at 651-2080-8378.

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