by editorial board, Northland Pioneer College, October 21, 2022

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) received a $500 scholarship from White River Lodge #62. Freemasonry is a private, fraternal association that emphasizes individual responsibility and philanthropy. The scholarship sought to support career and technical education students, particularly in the skilled trades such as welding and construction. David Cummins of St. Johns applied for the scholarship. A father of three, Cummins cares for his children during the day, while his wife teaches cosmetology at night.

He will finish NPC’s welding program in the spring of 2024 and looks forward to working in the welding trade while honing his construction skills. The White River Lodge recently welcomed Cummins and NPC Friends and Family executive director Betsyann Wilson to a celebratory dinner.