Eileen Gress will receive the $2,500 top scholarship to be used towards her continued education at the Ohio State University in an Agricultural Communications major.
Cassandra Krull will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used towards her pursuit of an Agribusiness degree at either Kansas State University or University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
Maurice Core Scholarship
Erin Daninger of Forest Lake, Minn., has won the Maurice Core Scholarship. This $1,000 award is given in honor of Maurice Core, the long-time Executive Secretary of the American Jersey Cattle Association, and, more recently, the Executive Director of the National Dairy Shrine. The funds for this award were donated by the friends of Maurice Core. The Core Scholarship is given to a freshman status student working toward a degree in dairy or animal science.
Daninger is an outstanding student, has shown very strong leadership abilities and has been involved in FFA, 4-H, and served as Washington County Dairy Princess. She is a student the University of Minnesota.
The Iager Scholarship for $1,000 is awarded annually to a second year student in a two year agricultural school to pursue a career in the dairy industry. It is based on academic standing, leadership ability, interest in the dairy industry and plans for the future. This scholarship was stated by a generous donation from the Charles and Judy Iager family of Fulton, Md.
The recipient this year is Karessa Mann of Hilmar, Calif. She is attending Modesto Junior College and double majoring in Agriculture and Dairy Science. She plans on to pursue an emphasis in Agriculture Communications and to be an advocate and spokesperson for the dairy industry.
Klussendorf/McKown Scholarship Winners
Karen Anderson of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, Jenn Krultz of Greenwood, Wis., Lindsey Rucks from Okeechobee, Fla., and Rachel Manning of Huntingtown, Md. have been named the 2011 Klussendorf Association Scholarship Award winners. These $2,000 scholarships are awarded by the National Dairy Shrine and funded by Klussendorf member, Chris Kampf, and through gifts from fund raisers by the Klussendorf Association.
The Robert McKown Scholarship winners receive a $2,000 scholarship in honor of “Whitey” McKown, a long time supporter of the Holstein breed and National Dairy Cattle Shows. These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the friends of Robert “Whitey” McKown. This year’s winners are Matt Henkes from Luana, Iowa, and Tyler Reynolds of Corfu, N.Y.
The annual National Dairy Shrine Awards Banquet will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, October 6th. For more information about the students being recognized by National Dairy Shrine or tickets for the awards Banquet, contact Executive Director, Dr. David Selner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 863-6333. National Dairy Shrine membership information also is available on the internet at www.dairyshrine.org. Dairy enthusiasts are encouraged to become a part of this important organization to help honor our heritage, inspire future leaders, and promote the dairy industry.