Ella LaDue Wins Valley Select Scholarship

December 1, 2023
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College President Joe Parisi presented the prestigious Valley Select Scholarship on Friday to Ella LaDue of Orrick, Mo in a surprise ceremony on campus.

LaDue, quickly high-fived the president and posed with her parents and her siblings for photos with a big check made out in the amount of a four-year full tuition scholarship.

“Ella LaDue, congratulations on being the winner of the Valley Select Scholarship competition,” said Parisi. “We’re honored to recognize high achievers like you.”

Parisi said LaDue was an exceptional candidate with a high GPA and ACT score, along with “unmatched work ethic and a servant’s heart.”

About 75 students, faculty, staff, and cheerleaders were in on the surprise and welcomed her to campus during a reception.