A sophomore attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is this year's winner of the 2016 NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. Scholarship program. Bethany Marcks of Black Creek is receiving $500 to continue her education in the field of agriculture.
Marcks is majoring in Dairy Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She has been accepted into the Food Animal Veterinary Medical Scholars Program, an early acceptance program into the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Through FAVeMedS,
Marcks will begin Vet school in the fall of 2017 after completing her junior year.
Throughout high school, she was actively involved in her local FFA and 4-H. Marcks was also on the Varsity basketball and track teams, receiving the Varsity Coaches Award on both teams. At UW-River Falls, Marcks is an active member of both the Dairy
and Pre-Vet Clubs.
The NorthStar Cooperative Scholarship program was established in 2005 to encourage post high school study in the field of agriculture for stockowners and their children. Eligible candidates must be a stockowner of the Cooperative or a son or daughter of a stockowner.