Five graduating high school seniors have been named recipients of Vita Plus Loyal's 2013 "Our Future Agriculture" scholarships. The $500 scholarships have been awarded to Larissa Pfaff, Lincoln High School; Jessica Pralle Osseo-Fairchild High School; McKenzie Rowley, Loyal High School; Nick Schank, Arcadia High School and Caroline Wolf, Loyal High School.
The scholarships recognize deserving students with long-term interests in agriculture. Students must plan to enroll in an accredited vocational/technical institute, community college or four-year college or university that offers an academic major in a field related to agriculture.
Larissa Pfaff, Alma Center, is the daughter of Steve and Kristin Pfaff. She is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Lincoln FFA Chapter and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She is also a member of the Milk Duds 4-H Club and the Jackson County Junior Holsteins Association. This fall, Pfaff plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to major in agricultural journalism/marketing communications. She plans to pursue a career in agribusiness.
Jessica Pralle, Humbird, is the daughter of Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, Osseo-Fairchild FFA Chapter and Clark County 4-H as well as a member of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. She has received numerous awards showing dairy cattle at the Wisconsin State Fair and World Dairy Expo. Pralle will attend UW-Madison to major in dairy science with a pre-vet or animal nutrition focus. She would like to explore opportunities as a veterinarian or livestock nutritionist before returning to her family farm.
McKenzie Rowley, Loyal, is the daughter of Donnie and Brenda Rowley. She served as president of the Loyal FFA Chapter, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and the Beaver Center/Jolly Workers 4-H Club. She is also actively involved in student council and Clark County Junior Holsteins. Rowley will attend UW-Madison in the fall to double-major in agricultural business management and life sciences communication with plans to pursue a career in agricultural marketing and business.
Nick Schank, Arcadia, is the son of Scott and Barb Schank. He was elected president of the Arcadia FFA Chapter and served as the reporter for two years as well. He was also a member of the Arcadia Hummingbirds 4-H Club, his local church and the Indee Snowriders Snowmobile Club. Schank plans to attend Fox Valley Technical College to pursue an associate's degree in agricultural power equipment. He plans to work in machinery and equipment repairs and eventually return to his family farm. Schank said,
Caroline Wolf, Loyal, is the daughter of Dale and Kitty Wolf. She is an active member of the Loyal FFA Chapter, National Honor Society and forensics. She served as president of the Loyal Lads and Lassies 4-H Club and was a four-year member of the softball team and high school chorus. Wolf plans to attend UW-River Falls to major in dairy science and would like to pursue a career in an agricultural business.
Source: Vita Plus