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Education briefs for May 11

May 11, 2011
Marshall Independent

Buysse earns Modern Woodmen scholarship

Tavia M. Buysse, the daughter of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall, has been awarded a $16,000 national four-year Fraternal College Scholarship in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.

Buysse is the daughter of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall and plans to use the scholarship to attend Hamline University in St. Paul.

Buysse is one of three national scholarship winners chosen this year. Selection is based on students' personal and academic achievement, including the results of the American College Testing Program or the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Qualities of leadership and character and extracurricular activities also were judged.

Minnesota farmers donate to FFA chapters

In 14 Minnesota counties, farmers had the opportunity to designate a $2,500 donation to a local FFA chapter, totaling $35,000 for FFAs in Minnesota. The awards, available through the Monsanto Fund's America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, support local organizations that farmers consider to be vital to their communities.

In total, the Grow Communities program has donated more than $3 million in rural communities. Ag youth organizations received the greatest percentage of donations.By providing donations to local FFA chapters, the Grow Communities program is proud to invest in the future of agriculture in rural communities. FFA chapters in Minnesota that received Grow Communities donations included Tracy FFA and Yellow Medicine East FFA.



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