For 43 years, Iowa Masons have presented scholarships to graduates of Iowa’s public high schools. Scholarships are based on leadership, community activities and involvement, academic record and need. Thanks to the support and generosity of Iowa Masons, one of this year’s recipients from over 650 applicants was Samantha Tschirgi, a 2014 Central High School graduate. She will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 from the Grand Lodge of Iowa. Presenting the award to Samantha are Jay Moser and Kurt Dennler, officers from Elkader Lodge #72. Samantha, daughter of Mark and Julie Tschirigi, Elkader, will attend Loras College this fall.