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Wisconsin FFA Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/29/2016

Over $31,000 in Wisconsin FFA Foundation scholarships will be going to 42 students this next school year. Scholarships were awarded to seniors in high school, or students currently enrolled in a university or technical college.

Foundation Director Sara Schoenborn says the committee saw a large pool of qualified candidates for the scholarship funds this year.

"What a great year for scholarship applicants," Schoenborn said. "Their accomplishments were impressive and our panel of judges was very excited to see the work of FFA youth throughout the state. I speak for everyone at the Foundation when I say we are grateful to be able to give these awards each year."

This year's recipients include:

** Brenna Bays, Adams-Friendship FFA: Blain's Farm & Fleet

** Meikah Dado, Amery FFA: Wisconsin FFA Convention

** Ethan Dado, Amery FFA: Wisconsin FFA Convention

** Trent Dado, Amery FFA: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association

** Shane Hanson, Barron FFA: Matthew D. Anderson Endowment

** Jennifer Swan, Beaver Dam FFA: Robert and Herta Laatsch Family Endowment

** Brooke Moore, Black Hawk FFA: GROWMARK

** Caleb Novak, Black Hawk FFA: Rodney O Kittelsen Endowment

** Alex Costello, Campbellsport FFA: Matthew D. Anderson Endowment

** Ciera Ballmer, Clinton FFA: Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

** Brooke Trustem, Evansville FFA: WPS Farm Show Food Vendors

** Jim Buttles, Glenwood City FFA: ConAgra Foods

** Kaitlin Konder, Glenwood City FFA: Elstad Brothers Endowment

** Kevin Johnson, Granton FFA: ANIMART

** Hannah Thelen, La Farge FFA: Matthew D. Anderson Endowment

** Carley Krull, Lake Mills FFA: GROWMARK

** Jared Heeg, Marshfield FFA: Kenneth K Heideman Endowment

** Nadia Moore, Marshfield FFA: Kenneth K Heideman Endowment

** Charitee Seebecker, Mauston FFA: Arnold & Katherine Cordes Endowment

** Vanessa Ponterio, Melrose-Mindoro FFA: Matthew D. Anderson Endowment

** Ally Magnin, Oconto Falls FFA: Foth Production Solutions, LLC

** Jared Retzlaff, Omro FFA: Wisconsin Agri-Business Association

** Cassandra Borgardt, Omro FFA: Walter and Delores Bjoraker Endowment

** Alizabeth Grady, Oregon FFA: Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

** Arianna Nasserjah, Oregon FFA: Mary Elstad and Dean P. Gagnon Endowment Fund

** Jade Pinter, Owen-Withee FFA: Star Blends

** Erica Helmer, Plymouth FFA: Wisconsin Agri-Business Association

** Victoria Timme, Portage FFA: Bernie and Marty Staller Endowment

** Allissa Frisle, Prairie Farm FFA: Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association

** Beth Zimmer, River Ridge FFA: Wisconsin Agri-Business Association

** Amber Patterson, River Ridge FFA: Louis M Sasman Endowment

** Montana Lins, Riverdale FFA: ANIMART

** Sally Albers, Sauk Prairie FFA: ANIMART

** Samuel Peetz, Sauk Prairie FFA: ANIMART

** Chad Keller, Sauk Prairie FFA: UW-Madison Collegiate FFA (FISC)

** Ashley Zimmerman, Spencer FFA: Wisconsin Agri-Business Association

** Samantha White, Stoughton FFA: Harold and Geneva Beals Endowment

** Jessica Wendt, Stoughton FFA: Badger State Ethanol, LLC

** Joelle Liddane, Tomah FFA: Blain's Farm & Fleet

** Allison Hardy, Viroqua FFA: Farmer Community Giving, Organic Valley

** Alex Lewandowski, Wittenberg-Birnamwood FFA: Robert Wohlford Memorial

** Kendall Bentley, Wrightstown FFA: Foth Production Solutions, LLC

Scholarships were awarded through annual contributions and endowed funds donated by companies, industry organizations and individual supporters, all of which share the organization's passion for agriculture education and leadership development.

The winning applicants will be recognized on stage at the Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison in June.

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