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Minn. FFA Foundation, Compeer Financial choose scholarship winners

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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED: More than 50 students have been awarded scholarships from the Minnesota FFA Foundation and Compeer Financial to continue their post-high school educations.
Twenty-six students will receive $2,000 James Tracy FFA scholarships; Compeer has awarded $1,500 scholarships to 41 Minnesota students.

The Minnesota FFA Foundation has announced the 27 students who will receive the James W. Tracy scholarship.

The scholarship is available to Minnesota students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited postsecondary school and pursue a degree in agriculture. The scholarship is scored on leadership, involvement, agriculture interest and financial need.

The scholarship is possible due to the generosity of James W. Tracy, a farmer from Dennison, Minn., who died in 2014. Tracy had a deep love for the land and farming, and the desire to support youth, all of which led him to donate his farm to the Minnesota FFA Foundation.

This year, scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 each. They are:

• Bryce Blaschko, Tri-City United High School
• McKayla Carlson-Hughes, Braham Area High School
• Laura Davis, Bemidji High School
• Alyson Dieball, Sibley East High School
• Jaydon Estebo, Redwood Valley High School
• Brenna Grangroth, Menahga Public School
• Ellen Harth, Hinckley Finlayson High School
• Ryan Hegland, Northfield High School
• Madison Jaster, Medford High School
• Grace Klumper, RTR (Russell Tyler Ruthton) High School
• Nicole Koziolek, Northfield High School
• Lily Krona, Bemidji High School
• Lillian Lewandowski, New Ulm Public School
• Lindsey Miest, Cannon Falls High School
• Sydney Mitchell, home-schooled
• Benjamin Olander, Staples Motley Senior High School
• Michael Pliscott, Kenyon-Wanamingo High School
• Dalton Popkes, Ellsworth Public School
• Shelby Reeser, New Prague High School
• Anna Ridenour, Triton High School
• Isaac Rott, Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School
• Bailey Ruen, Lanesboro High School
• Rachel Rynda, Tri-City United High School
• Meredith Taylor, Randolph High School
• Haley VanNurden, New London-Spicer High School
• Whitney Wordes, home-schooled
• Grace Zeidler, Dassel-Cokato High School

The scholarship guidelines and application for school year 2021-22 will be available Nov. 15 at

Additional scholarships

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, has awarded scholarships to students across the cooperative’s three-state territory of Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The educational scholarship is for $1,500.

Forty-one Minnesota scholarship recipients were chosen based on their academic achievement, essay writing and involvement in agricultural and community organizations. They are;

• Bryn Anderson, Jackson
• Bryce Blaschko, Le Center
• Lauren Corbin, Plainview
• Hally Frandrup, Hastings
• Hailey Frericks, Albany
• Kallie Frericks, Albany
• Henry Gathje, Stewartville
• Lydia Gillis, Kasson
• Elizabeth Griebel, New Ulm
• Anika Hansen, Freeborn
• Dylan Haugen, Comfrey
• Ryan Hegland, Northfield
• Mackenzie Henning, Jackson
• Abigail Hinrichs, Plainview
• Sydnee Hubner, Pipestone
• Madison Jaster, Medford
• Karter Jax, Rose Creek
• Cheyenna John, Lismore
• Bailey Keck, Owatonna
• Carson Kiehne, Harmony
• Matthew Madsen, Heron Lake
• Ella Miller, Lewiston
• Sydney Mitchell, Waterville
• Daniel Neutz, Maple Lake
• Lydia Niebuhr, Wells
• Jeremy O'Connor, Preston
• Megan Olson, Hastings
• Issabella O'Rourke, Wells
• Megan Oswald, Brownsdale
• Megan Ratka, Cold Spring
• Annelise Regier, Mountain Lake
• Anna Ridenour, Dodge Center
• Rachel Rynda, Montgomery
• Jack Saemrow, Waterville
• Isaiah Schmid, Worthington
• Emily Schreindl, Rice
• Chloe Staub, West Concord
• Meredith Taylor, Randolph
• Elizabeth Thome, Adams
• Clara Thompson, Plainview
• Matthew Ziegler, Green Isle

Source: Minnesota FFA Foundation and Compeer Financial, which are solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all of its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.



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