The Clay County Youth Trust Fund, Inc. Board of Directors would like to announce the 2012 scholarship recipients.
The Rosie & Vi Venard Scholarship was awarded to Courtney Nussbaum. Courtney is the daughter of Jarrod and Karla Nussbaum, Elk Point. She is attending Southeast Technical Institute and majoring in Vascular Ultrasound.
4-H Scholarships were awarded to Chesley Cahoon, Josh Callahan, Pearl Gaidelis and Dana Nelson.
Chelsey is the daughter of Barry and Vicky Cahoon of Beresford and is a 2012 graduate of Beresford High School. Chelsey plans to attend South Dakota State University and major in Nursing. Josh, a 2012 graduate of Vermillion High, is the son of Jon and Angie Callahan. Josh plans to major in Psychology at the University of South Dakota. The daughter of Mike and Sam Gaidelis, Pearl is a 2012 graduate of Irene-Wakonda. Pearl will be attending Northern Michigan University and plans to study Clinical Sciences – Medical Pathology. A 2012 graduate of Vermillion High School, Dana plans to attend Kansas State University to major in Agribusiness. Dana is the daughter of Greg and Kim Nelson
Recipients of the 2012 Centennial Scholarship were Kelly Amundson, Melissa Hessman, Brian Huth, Emily McClelland, Lauren Mews, Alexandra Nelson and Krissy Zalud.
Kelly is the daughter of Kurt and Peggy Amundson and a 2012 graduate of Vermillion High School. Kelly will be majoring in nursing at Mount Marty College.
A 2012 graduate of Irene-Wakonda High, Melissa Hessman is the daughter of Doug and Ruth Hessman. Melissa plans to attend the University of South Dakota and major in health sciences and political science.
Brian Huth, son of Mike and Sheila Huth, will be studying agricultural technology at Mitchell Technical Institute. Brian is a 2012 graduate of Irene-Wakonda High School.
Emily McClelland plans to attend the University of South Dakota and major in nursing. She is a 2012 graduate of Vermillion High and the daughter of Tim and Cristi McClelland.
The daughter of Mike and Mary Mews, Lauren is a 2012 graduate of Irene-Wakonda High School and plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls to major in business.
A 2012 graduate of Irene-Wakonda, Alexandra Nelson is the daughter of James and Peggy Nelson. Alexandra plans to attend Southeast Technical Institute and major in pharmacy technician.
Krissy Zalud, the daughter of Garreth and Trudy Zalud, is a 2012 graduate of Vermillion High. Krissy will be studying biology/pre-med at the University of South Dakota.
The Clay County Youth Trust Fund awards are presented annually to Clay County residents and/or Clay County 4-H members. 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, Sharron Jensen, Mike Carlson, Linda Sorensen, 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.