The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. Board of Directors would like to announce the 2010 scholarship recipients.
4-H Scholarships were awarded to Megan Bottolfson, Kelsy Fallan and Ashley Ouellette, all 2010 graduates of Vermillion High School. Megan, the daughter of Mark and Beth Bottolfson, will be attending South Dakota State University to major in Nursing. Kelsy, the daughter of David and Julie Fallan, is planning to attend Southeast Technical Institute and will major in Early Childhood. The daughter of Alan and Sheri Ouellette, Ashley will be studying Dental Hygiene at the University of South Dakota.
Centennial Scholarships were awarded to 13 students this year.
Sierra Allen, a 2010 graduate of Vermillion High School and the daughter of Laura Dimock, will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in Biology (Pre-Med). Jennifer Bye, the daughter of Brook and Shelly Bye and a 2010 graduate of Vermillion High School, will be studying Pharmacy at South Dakota State University. The daughter of James Devine, Jen Devine is a 2010 Irene-Wakonda graduate and will be entering the Marketing Program at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls. Emma Getzin, the daughter of Rich and Lois Getzin, is a 2010 Vermillion High School graduate and is planning on attending the University of South Dakota to study Biology/Pre-Med. Molly Hansen, a 2006 graduate of Beresford High School, is a double major student in Elementary and Special Education at the University of South Dakota. Molly is the daughter of Jeff and Kay Hansen, Centerville. Patrick Haught, the son of Rick Haught and a 2010 graduate of Vermillion High School, will be studying Education Psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The daughter of Douglas and Ruth Hessman, Casey Hessman is a 2010 Irene-Wakonda graduate. She plans to attend the University of South Dakota to enter the Mortuary Science program. Stacie Kjelden, the daughter of Jeff Kjelden, will be attending the University of South Dakota to major in Elementary Education. Stacie is a 2010 graduate of Vermillion High. Lacey Leichtnam, is a 2010 Vermillion High graduate and the daughter of Les and Rita Leichtnam. Lacey plans to attend the University of South Dakota and will enroll in the Health Sciences program. Hannah Nehlich-Arobba and Sophia Nehlich-Arobba are the daughters of Kris and Jim Kallsen and Alex Arobba and are 2010 graduates of Vermillion High School. Sophia plants to attend South Dakota State University and major in Elementary Education. Hannah is undecided as to where she will attend school and what her major will be.
Justin Polley, the son of Rod Polley and a 2010 graduate of Irene-Wakonda High School, will be attending South Dakota State University to major in Athletic Training. The son of Joe and Debra Sokolowski, Daniel Sokolowski plans to attend the University of South Dakota and major in Business or Human Resources. Daniel is a 2010 graduate of Irene-Wakonda High School.
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. It is administered by a Board of Directors comprised of Cathi Powell, Phyllis Sternquist, Sharron Jensen, Mike Carlson, Julie Fallan, Deb Christensen and Ray Passick.
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.