Clay County Youth Trust Board announces scholarship winners

Clay County Youth Trust Board announces scholarship winners The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. Board has announced the 2001 scholarship recipients.

The Rose and Vi Venard Scholarship was awarded to Lonna Larson. She is a 1998 graduate of Vermillion High School and is attending Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Larson is majoring in math with business/physics as a minor. She is the daughter of LeRoy and Marlys Larson.

4-H Scholarships were awarded to Tabitha Hubert and Leslie Larson.

Hubert is a graduating senior at Vermillion High School, with plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings. Enjoying the field of family consumer science study, Hubert will pursue this major. She is the daughter of Joe and Jeanette Hubert.

Leslie Larson, daughter of LeRoy and Marlys Larson, is a graduating senior at Vermillion High. Larson is undecided at this time of her college choice, but is very much interested in photography journalism. She has been an active 4-H member.

Centennial Scholarships were awarded to the following five youth this year:

Connie Orr is a senior at Wakonda High School. Her parents are Richard and Verna Orr. She will attend Dakota State University in Madison and major in multimedia/web development. Making web pages is a challenge she enjoys.

Mike Girard, son of Marvin and Pat Girard, is a graduating senior at Wakonda High. His plans are to attend Dakota State University in Madison, majoring in chiropractic medicine. The medical field has always been an interest for Girard.

Pat McCue, a graduating senior at Wakonda High, is pursuing a career in aviation maintenance technology. He will be attending Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown. His parents are Tom and Margo McCue. He would like to get his degree and strive to work for NASA.

Brett Nielsen, son of James and Mary Nielsen, is a graduating senior at Wakonda High and plans to study business at South Dakota State University in Brookings this fall.

Jamie Skonhovd is a senior at Wakonda High School. She will be majoring in professional accounting at Dakota State University in Madison. She is the daughter of Tony and Teresa Skonhovd.

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, Roxie Miller, Barry Cahoon, Gary Iverson and Phyllis Sternquist.

Rosie Venard was the principle founder and contributor to the fund. Memorials and gifts to the fund are tax exempt. Thanks to all who donate and support the fund yearly. Contact any board member or contact the Clay County Extension Office for more information.

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