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Online Scholarship Winners Announced

Online Scholarship Winners Announced

Students rewarded for telling agricultures story through social media.

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has announced the results of its second College Aggies Online scholarship competition. The nationwide program was developed in partnership with American National Cattlewomen, Inc. to help college students utilize social media tools to share agriculture's story.

Members of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College's Cattlemen's Club in Georgia won top honors and will receive a $750 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. for one representative to attend the Alliance's Stakeholders Summit in April. Casper College's Ag Club in Wyoming came in second place and will receive $300.

The individual high scorer is Jessie McClellan of the Casper College Ag Club. She will receive a $250 scholarship.  Jacob Nyguis of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College came in second place and will be awarded $100.

Over the past seven months, 600 college students from more than 50 universities earned points by posting blogs, photos and videos related to agriculture and by participating in "Aggie Homework" agriculture advocacy challenges via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail.

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