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Equity Livestock Awards Scholarship Money to Students
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/08/2018

The Baraboo-based Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association has announced the names of this year's college scholarship recipients. The co-op is offering ten $1,000 scholarships for students attending a college or university, and two $750 technical education scholarships.

The scholarships are funded by Equity and distributed through Cooperative Network's Federated Youth Foundation. To be eligible, students or their parents are patron members of Equity Livestock. Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at a post secondary college, university or technical school, as well as maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Winning $1,000 scholarship recipients include:

** Rachel O'Leary, Janesville, studying food animal medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

** Erica Helmer, Plymouth, studying dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

** Emily Hutterer, Manitowoc, studying dairy science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

** Kaila Wussow, Cecil, studying dairy science and agriculture marketing communications at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

** Ashley Zimmerman, Spencer, studying agricultural education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

** Mykayla Getschel, Osceola, studying agricultural business at Iowa State University

** Bridget Cleven, Kendall, studying agribusiness/animal science at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

** Elizabeth Sarbacker, Verona, studying dairy science with ag business management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

** Montana Lins, Avoca, studying animal science/pre-vet at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

** Samantha Reicks, New Hampton, Iowa, studying agronomy at Iowa State University

$750 technical college scholarships went to:

** Luke Wavrunek, Denmark, studying automated manufacturing systems at Fox Valley Technical College

** Bridget Bastman, Stratford, studying veterinary science at Northcentral Technical College

Applicants were judged on their scholastic achievement, extra curricular activities, leadership abilities, academic and personal goals, and an essay summarizing educational goals and future career plans.

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