West Greeley Conservation District scholarships awarded
The West Greeley Conservation District awarded four scholarships this year, for youth who are planning on pursuing careers in natural resources, agriculture, biological sciences, environmental or ecological based pursuits.
Winning scholarships for the coming school year are presented to:
Max Fokken, senior at Briggsdale High School and winner of the Bryce White Memorial scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Max will be attending Colorado State University and majoring in soil and crop sciences. The Bryce White scholarship was created in memory of past West Greeley Conservation District Board member Bryce White who dedicated a lot of time and efforts to the mission and vision of the Conservation District before his untimely death in 2007. Max is an Academic Letter recipient, president of his FFA Chapter, president of the National Honor Society and past volunteer with the WGCD annual tree sale.
Kamber Marie Carlson of Stoneham, Colo., is the winner of a $1,000 scholarship and will be attending Northeastern Junior College and majoring in agricultural education. Kamber Marie is president of her Prairie School FFA Chapter, member of the National Honor Society, active in her local 4-H club and a member of the Weld County 4-H Livestock judging team.
Kristin Hamling of Greeley, Colo., is the recipient of a $500 scholarship. Kristin is a member of the Greeley Central graduating class and will be attending the University of Northern Colorado where she will be majoring in environmental science/pre engineering. Kristin is active in her forensics and thespian troupe and photography editor for her school newspaper.
The final $500 scholarship will go to Jessica Klinginsmith, a senior at Pawnee High School who lives in Grover, Colo. Jessica will be attending Northeastern Junior College and majoring in agribusiness management. Jessica is president of her FFA Chapter, a member of the National Honor Society and a class officer.
For more information on the West Greeley Conservation District or to learn more about its trees for conservation program, please visit their website at http://www.wgcd.org or call (970) 356-8097 ext. 3.
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