b'WPMA Scholarship Foundation and he earned the Global Seal of BiliteracyPremier Scholarship, which will help with in French this past school year, a recogni- his tuition costs. tion that certifies a students readiness forIn his free time Jonathan likes to spend a career, college and for engagement as atime with his family, including his young global citizen. Jonathan received additionalnieces and nephews. He wrote: I am distinctions in International Language,grateful for everybody in my family that Social Studies and AP Merit. He was also MT a member of Math Club and participated inhas supported me and made it possible several competitions such as the Mon-tana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) conference. Outside of school, Jonathan worked at alocal fast-food restaurant, and most re-cently has worked at the local Target store MONTANA Recipient for 16 - 20 hours per week. His supervi-sor wrote: Jonathan is someone who hasJonathan Tonjum shown himself to be trustworthy [and] mature and seeks to do the right thing. He has also shown himself to be a dependablefor me to get where I am today. Jonathan The 2022 recipientof the WPMAand reliable leader. When given an ob- takes joy in traveling and sightseeing, es-Scholarship for the state of Montana isstacle he not only overcomes it but is ablepecially to destinations south of Montana Jonathan Tonjum of Kalispell. The young- to motivate others to rise to the occasion .where he can encounter warmer weather! est of six children of Kary and MelanieJonathan has been entrusted with secu- He also enjoys hiking and hanging out Tonjum, Jonathan applied for the scholar- rity responsibilities because of his strongwith friends to play video games or talk. ship through CityServiceValcon where hischaracter and work ethic. Despite beingThis summer he is hoping to find time to father Kary serves as VP of Operations. the youngest member oftry his hand at rock climbing. the tech department, I Jonathan recently graduated from Glacierhave found him to be High School in Kalispell, where he took aone of the most reliable schedule heavy with AP classes. His hardand trustworthy.work and study earned him a 3.75 GPAMontana State Uni-and ranking in the top third of his graduat- versity is Jonathans ing class. Jonathan wrote that his biggestdestination this fall. strength is in problem solving. These He wrote: After high problem solving skills earned him highschool I want to be a scores on the ACT test, where he excelledcomputer programmer in the English and Reading sections andwhich is why I plan obtained above average scores in bothon attending Montana math and science. State University and A desire to learn the French languagemajoring in Computer prompted Jonathan to take French classesScience . I plan to all four years of high school and participatework hard to secure in French Club. In 2021 he was inductedmy future because I into the French National Honor Society,understand the great opportunity that higher education gives to me. Its not a thing to be taken lightly or flippantly. College will takeWPMA joins with the Montanaa lot of effort and I believe it will teachPetroleum Marketers and C-Storeme a lot. Not only in terms of classes butAssociation to congratulate Jonathanalso other lifelong skills such as how toon a job well done. His positive attitude make connections, how to live on my own,and his strong work ethic have helpedand how to sincerely learn. In additionhim accomplish great things in the past to the WPMA Scholarship, Jonathan hasand will serve him well as he begins his been awarded a Montana State Universitystudies at Montana State University.SWPMA News / Summer 202211'