CCYTF board of directors announces 2004 scholarship recipients The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. board of directors has announced the 2004 scholarship recipients.
The Rosie and Vi Venard Scholarship was awarded to Emma Jensen, a graduating Wakonda High School senior. Jensen has been accepted at South Dakota State University and will major in nursing. She is the daughter of Paul and Myra Jensen.
4-H Scholarships were awarded to Hannah Nelson, Zachary Holoch, Ellen Kennedy and Michael Lindstrom.
Hannah Nelson is the daughter of Craig and Leslie Nelson. She is a graduating senior at Beresford High School. She plans to attend SDSU this fall and major in food science and chemistry.
Zachary Holoch, a grading senior from Vermillion, plans to pursue a B.S. in aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott, AZ. his parents are Duane and Connie Holoch.
Kennedy, the daughter of Bill and Bev Kennedy, is a 2004 graduate from Vermillion. She plans to attend Black Hills State at Spearfish and major in political science and education.
Lindstrom, a graduating senior from Beresford, plans to attend SDSU this fall and major in animal science. His parents are Naomi Lindstrom and Don Lindstrom.
Centennial Scholarships were awarded to six young people this year. Nick Skonhovd will attend Northwestern College in Orange City, IA, and will pursue a political science major. He is the son of Tony and Teresa Skonhovd and a 2004 Wakonda High School graduate.
Dean Miller is a student at Iowa State majoring in horticulture and turf management. He graduated in 2003 from Irene High School and is the son of Mike and Joan Miller.
Jason Holoch, the son of Harold and June Holoch, is a recent graduate of Wakonda High School. He plans to attend Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA, to pursue a major in sports management with a minor in business administration.
Chelsa Bohlmann is planning to attend The University of South Dakota this fall with intentions to enroll in the pre-dentistry program. She is the daughter of Michael and Diane Bohlmann and a 2004 graduate of Wakonda High School.
Kimberly Henriksen, the daughter of Daryl and Donna Henriksen and a 2004 Wakonda High School graduate, is planning to attend Dakota State University in Madison and major in exercise science.
Emily Logue, the daughter of Charlie and Cathy Logue is planning to attend USD this fall and major in dental hygiene. She is a 2004 graduate of Wakonda High School.
Lindsay Nelson, daughter of Ron and Cindy Nelson, is a 2004 graduate of Wakonda High School and plans to attend SDSU this fall and pursue a nursing degree.
The Clay County Youth Trust Fund awards are presented annually to Clay County residents. The Venard, 4-H 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 Powelll, Barry Cahoon, Les Kephart, Mike Lynch, Phyllis Sternquist, Mike Carlson and Nate Solberg.
Rose 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 each year. This generosity makes it possible to award so many Clay County youth help with their educational needs.
For more information, contact any board member or the Clay County Extension Office.