Local students and school receive Cargill scholarships

Local students and school receive Cargill scholarships Cargill has awarded a $1,000 scholarship each to Raychel Lorenz and Stacy Bottolfson, both of Vermillion. Both are 2008 graduates of Vermillion High School at Vermillion. Lorenz plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE next fall; Bottolfson plans to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. As part of the Cargill Community Scholarship Program, Vermillion High School will receive $200 from Cargill in Lorenzâ�?�?s honor and $200 in Bottolsonâ�?�?s honor to support the schoolâ�?�?s library. â�?�?We are pleased to recognize Raychel and Stacy with Cargill Community Scholarships and recognize this high school for its dedicated work as well,â�? said Matt Pearson, of Cargill Grain and Oil Seed Supply chain in Sioux City. â�?�?Cargill supports education programs in our communities because youth are tomorrowâ�?�?s workforce and our future community leaders.â�? Each year, 350 students living in communities where Cargill has a business presence receive an award through the Cargill Community Scholarship Program. Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities. The National FFA Organization administers the program on behalf of Cargill, though recipients are not required to be members of FFA. This year more than 1,600 students applied for the Cargill Community Scholarship.

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