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Nebraska Cattlemen’s Foundation announces 2012-13 scholarship recipients

The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) recently announced the following students as recipients of NCF scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year:

• Levi McPhillips, Columbus – $1,000 Robert E. Lute II Memorial Scholarship;

• Bradley Wetovick, Fullerton – $1,000 Frank & Shirley Sibert Scholarship;

• Johnathan Ference, Ord – $1,000 Bill Heller Memorial Scholarship;

• Kyra Baldwin, Mitchell – $1,000 Donavan Yoachim Memorial Scholarship;

• Maci Lienemann, Princeton – $1,000 Cattlemen’s Open Scholarship;

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• Bailey Hartway, Lincoln – $1,000 Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit Scholarship;

• Joseph Christen, Anselmo – $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;

• Sage Henderson, Alliance – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Alix Mashino, Spencer – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Valerie Matulka, Thedford – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Justin McCullough, Berwyn – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Kara Ostrand, Mason City – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Grant Potadle, Herman – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Mara Seifer, Paxton – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship;

• Wade Walters, Shickley – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge Scholarship; and

• Brianna Young, Whitman – $1,000 Retail Value Steer Challenge 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.

“Over 55 applications from many well-qualified youth were reviewed and the Foundation is extremely pleased to be able to award these 18 scholarships to help these students with their educational goals,” said Loretta Hamilton, Thedford, NE, NCF president. “Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Retail Value Steer Challenge, the primary fundraiser for the Foundation, we have been able to almost double the number of scholarships awarded from just a few years ago.”

Scholarship recipients will be recognized during the Nebraska Cattlemen Midyear Meeting in Atkinson, Friday, June 8, at the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Luncheon.

For more information about NCF contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402-475-2333 or Jana Jensen, NCF Fundraising Coordinator at 308-588-6299.

– Nebraska Cattlemen release