Clay County Youth Trust Fund Inc. Board announces 2003 scholarships

Clay County Youth Trust Fund Inc. Board announces 2003 scholarships The Clay County Youth Trust Fund Inc. Board has announced the 2003 scholarship recipients.

Three Rosie and Vi Venard Scholarships were awarded this year. The winners are:

Amanda Aga, who is a graduating senior at Vermillion High School and is attending Augustana College this fall to receive a bachelor of arts degree. She is the daughter of Lars and Becky Aga.

Leslie Larson, who is attending Dordt College, Sioux Center IA, majoring in communications. She is 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School and is the daughter of LeRoy and Marlys Larson.

Kathy Plate, the daugher of Bruce and Ruby Plate, is attending Colorado State University. Her major is anthropology, including biology, anatomy and philosophy. She graduated in 2000 from Vermillion High School.

4-H Scholarships were awarded to Jennifer Lindblom and Dean Miller.

Lindblom is the daughter of Murray and Gene Lindblom. She is a senior at Wakonda High School. She hasn't decided where she will attend college, but is interested in acting and film productions.

Dean Miller is a senior at Irene High Shool. He will pursue a horticulture degree from Iowa State University at Ames, IA. He is the son of Mike and Joan Miller.

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

Catie Ganschow is the daughter of Darby and Cathy Ganschow and a senior at Wakonda High School. She will be attending Dakota State University and major in elementary education.

Andrea Kate Gregoire is a senior at Wakonda High School. She is the daughter of Tim and Johanna Gregoire with plans to attend the University of Wyoming. She will major in psychology and political science.

Lindsay Knudson, the daugher of Cheryl Knudson, is a graduating senior at Wakonda High School. She will attend the University of Mary at Bismarck, ND. She will be pursuing a degree in nursing.

Kayla Nielsen is a Wakonda High School Senior and daugher of James Nielsen. She will be pursuing a career as a physician's assistant and will be attending The University of South Dakota.

Karrie Plate is the daughter of Bruce and Ruby Plate and a senior at Vermillion High School. Her advanced education is to attend The University of South Dakota to study business.

The Clay County Youth Trust Fund awards are presented annually to Clay County residents. Venard and 4-H scholarshipa and Centennial scholarship applicants must be Clay County youth and attending or will be attending a higher school of education.

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 financial aid to Clay County Youth and youth activities. It is administered by a board of directors comprised of Cathi Powell, Nate Solberg, Barry Cahoon, Les Kephart, Phyllis Sternquist, Mike Carlson and Mike Lynch.

Rosie and Vi Venard were the principal founders and contributors to the fund. Memorials and gifts to the fund are tax exempt. The board thanks all who donate. This generosity makes it possible to award so many youth of Clay County to help in their educational needs.

For more informaiton contact any board member or contact the Clay County Extension Office. Congratulations to all the youth who were awarded scholarships.

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