Josie Scholten completes facial exercises during the first day of her Royal Playhouse Children’s Theatre rehearsal in April at Coffey Contemporary Arts in Luverne. Scholten plans to attend Columbia University in New York City to study theater.

Scholten selected to attend Columbia University

By Mavis Fodness

Last year Columbia University received more than 40,000 applications, including one from 2019 Hills-Beaver Creek High School graduate Josie Scholten.

The elite school accepts only 6 percent of its applicants — this year 2,200 students — including Scholten, who received a “Congratulations” email this spring.


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