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Six students, three clubs win 2018 College Aggies Online scholarships

In addition to the scholarship winners, 12 students earned the CAO Excellence Award for outshining their peers in the competition.

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance
Six college students and three collegiate clubs from across the nation are taking home scholarships for the holidays for being exceptional advocates for agriculture. The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online scholarship competition awarded more than $25,000 to students and clubs this year. 

The graduate winners are:

  • First place, $2,500 scholarship: Valerie Novak, Oklahoma State University
  • Second place, $1,000 scholarship: Alex Lowery, Mississippi College
  • Third place, $500 scholarship: Kayla Alward, University of Georgia

The undergraduate winners are:

  • First place, $2,500 scholarship: Blythe Dunlap, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Second place, $1,000 scholarship: Ashlynn Lingle, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Third place, $500 scholarship: Jenna Meservey, Northwest Missouri State University

The collegiate club winners are:

  • First place, $2,500 scholarship: WIU Ag Club, Western Illinois University 
  • Second place, $1,000 scholarship: Agriculture Advocacy Class, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Third place, $500 scholarship: Les Voyageurs, Louisiana State University

The first and second place winners also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Alliance’s 2019 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 8-9 in Kansas City, Mo. Helena McNamee of Northwest Missouri State University was also named the “Social Media Rock Star” for entering the best social media post of the competition. Throughout the competition, students earned mini scholarships for having the best social media posts, videos, blog posts and infographics.

In addition to the scholarship winners, 12 students earned the CAO Excellence Award for outshining their peers in the competition:

  • Carrie Baker, Texas A&M University
  • Hailee Beemer, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Wesley Davis, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Skylar Fulte, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Makaela Gabriel, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Rhianna Grisdale, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Gracie Hunziker, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Helena McNamee, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Aubry Schwarte, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Loran Sneller, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Jon Edgar Waller, Tennessee Technological University
  • Savanna Williams, Northwest Missouri State University

2018 CAO sponsors include: Dairy Management Inc., CHS Foundation, Seaboard Foundation, National Pork Industry Foundation, Cooper Family Foundation, Diamond V, Bayer, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board, Alltech, Vivayic, Ohio Poultry Association, Domino’s Pizza Inc., Culver's Franchising System, LLC, National Chicken Council and Pennsylvania Beef Council.

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