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Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation: 2011-2012 scholarship recipients

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce the following students as recipients of NCF scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year:

• Ashton Meints, Plymouth – $1,000 Cattlemen’s Open Scholarship;

• Joelle Pillen, Platte Center – $1,000 Bill Heller Memorial Scholarship;

Kelsey Wetovick, Fullerton – $1,000 Robert E. Lute II Memorial Scholarship;

• Judson Hoffschneider, Arlington – $1,000 Frank & Shirley Sibert Scholarship;

• Alec Ibach, Sumner – $1,000 Donavan Yoachim Memorial Scholarship;

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• Kelby Sudbeck, Fordyce – $1,000 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit Scholarship;

• Jason Jagels, Davenport – $1,000 Martin Viersen Range Management/Conservation Scholarship;

• Austin Zimmerman, Beatrice – $1,000 Vance Uden Memorial Scholarship;

• Amy Cox, Sutton – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Alissa Doerr, Creighton – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Jayla Hall, Minatare – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Jamie Hanson, Comfrey, MN – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

•Patrick Heerten, Springview – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Grant Jeffres, Burwell – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Valerie Kesterson, Bridgeport – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Alison Luhr, Wakefield – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Kody Pritschau, Firth – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Mollie Wilken, Bloomfield –$1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Alex Mohr, Genoa – $500 AgriLabs Scholarship.

NCF strongly believes in the importance of a sound education for tomorrow’s industry leaders and is pleased to be able to offer these scholarships which are provided through contributions received by NCF.

“We received nearly 50 applications from many well-qualified youth, and are extremely pleased to award these scholarships to help these students with their educational goals,” said George Cooksley, Anselmo, NE, NCF president. “This is the largest annual number of scholarships the Foundation has been able to award thanks to the generosity of donors to the Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC, the primary fundraiser for NCF) as 142 steers were donated to this year’s challenge, a RVSC record.”

Recipients will be recognized with their scholarships during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Conference in Columbus, Thursday, June 9, during the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Luncheon.

To donate or for more information concerning the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402-475-2333 or Jana Jensen, NCF Fundraising Coordinator at 308-588-6299.

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