Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen announced Carlie Sobiech is the local awardee of the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Scholarship program for 2019.

The association awards scholarships each year to individuals planning to become Minnesota peace officers. The applicants apply through their local sheriff’s office and, this year, the scholarship committee chose 22 recipients.

The qualifications and academic excellence shown by the recipients reflects the dedication and pride of the young people in Minnesota who will enter the difficult, but rewarding profession of law enforcement and public service, a news release stated.