Area high school students earn scholarships The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. Board has announced the 1999 scholarship recipients.
The Rosie and Vi Venard Scholarship was awarded to Robyn Ann Danielson. She is a 1998 graduate of Vermillion High School and is attending Presentation College in Aberdeen, majoring in nursing. Danielson has been an active member of the Clay County Cubs 4-H Club. She is the daughter of James and Barbara Danielson.
4-H Scholarships were awarded to Adam M. Nelson, Rachel M. Nelson and Jeannine (Nina) Joy.
Adam Nelson is a senior at Wakonda High School and plans to attend Northwest Iowa Community College to major in diesel technology. He has been an active member of the Young Producers 4-H Club and is the son of Michael and Dixie Nelson.
Rachel Nelson is a senior at Beresford High School. Upon graduation, her plans are to attend college and major in premedicine, business or journalism. She has been an active member of the Clay County Cubs 4-H Club and is the daughter of Craig and Leslie Nelson.
Joy is a Vermillion High senior and will attend Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN. Biology will be her major. She is the daughter of Keith and Candy Joy.
Centennial Scholarships were awarded to Erin S. Haver, Alison Nelsen, Steven F. Powell and Lonna Larson.
Haver is a Wakonda High senior and will attend South Dakota State University in Brookings this fall to major in pharmacy. Her parents are John and Jill Haver.
Nelsen is a 1998 graduate of Wakonda High and is attending Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. Graphic communications is her major. She is the daughter of Gene and Peggy Nelsen.
Powell, the son of Leo and Cathi Powell, is a 1998 graduate of Vermillion High and is attending Arizona State University at Tempe. His major is bio-medical engineering.
Larson, the daughter of LeRoy and Marlys Larson, is a 1998 Vermillion High graduate. Lonna is attending Augustana College in Sioux Falls, majoring in civil engineering.
Clay County Youth Trust Fund Scholarships are presented annually to Clay County residents. Venard and 4-H Scholarship applicants must be present or past 4-H members. All applicants must demonstrate abilities in scholastics, leadership and citizenship.
Scholarships are funded from the Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to provide funds to aid Clay County youth and youth activities. It is administered by a board of directors comprised of Cathi Powell, Joyce Fredrikson, Roxie Miller, Phyllis Sternquist and Ralph Westergaard.
Rosie Venard was the principle founder and contributor to the fund. Memorials and gifts to the fund are tax exempt.