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Two $500 scholarships offered by Fillmore SWCD


Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Jeanette Serfling, Administrative Assistant

Each year the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District offers a $500 scholarship to a Fillmore County graduating high school senior. To be eligible the student must be pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field.

In 2012, the Fillmore SWCD awarded a $500 scholarship to Kingsland High School senior Shannon Jo Merkel of Spring Valley who plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture or Business.

The District also offers a $500 scholarship to a Fillmore County college sophomore, junior, or senior who will be returning to school in the fall. To be eligible the student must also be pursuing a degree in Natural Resources, Agriculture or related field, and not be a prior scholarship recipient.

A $500 scholarship was awarded in 2012 to returning college student, Kristi Thompson of Chatfield, currently a student at University of Wisconsin River Falls (UWRF), who upon graduation from UWRF plans to attend the University of Wisconsin Madison to obtain a Master’s degree in Agronomy with a goal of obtaining an Agronomist position.

The Education Committee of the District Board selects a winner for each scholarship from eligible applicants based on their academic and extra-curricular achievements, as well as an essay on “What Natural Resource Conservation Means to Me”.

Scholarship applications may be picked up at the SWCD office located at 900 Washington Street NW in Preston or are available online at www.fillmoreswcd.org. Applications must be received in the SWCD office by 4:00 p.m. on March 29, 2013 for high school students and July 26, 2013 for returning college students. For more information, call the SWCD office at (507) 765-3878 ext. 3.

Sports equipment to be awarded to local schools on January 18

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The culmination of the “Give to the Max Day” challenge will be Friday, January 18 at the Fillmore Central gym in Preston. The Preston Area Community Foundation was challenged by the Spring Valley Community Foundation to see who could have the m ..... 
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AgStar accepting High School Senior Scholarship applications

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Mankato, Minn.- The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is now accepting applications for its high school senior scholarship program, which awards up to 20 students with $1,000 scholarships. T ..... 
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Chatfield’s Math Data team helps students make the mark “The Perfect Storm”

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

Chatfield High School’s Seniors hit an all-time high for passing the Math MCA test. With 93 percent of their students passing the test, this far has exceeded any of our expectations, according to High School Principal, Randy Paulson. “Our origin ..... 
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Full agenda for Kingsland School Board

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Board met on December 17, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. with a full agenda of items. All School Board members were present with the exception of Steve Tart. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. All consent agenda items were approve ..... 
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Superintendent Harris addresses school safety

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Education

As Christmas Break quickly approaches for most school districts, the Chatfield School Board met on Monday, December 17 to wrap up the business for 2012. Because it was the December meeting, the Truth in Taxation Hearing occurred during this regular ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Peterson Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson referendum denied

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Rushford Education

In the Rushford-Peterson gymnasium lobby Wednesday, voters choose whether or not to move the district’s plans of a new, $15 million Early Childhood-Grade 5 facility forward. In a margin of 993 to 658 (60.15 percent to 39.85 percent) that plan was ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board discusses student safety

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board discussed concerns people had brought to them about the safety of the school in light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Superintendent Richard Keith said he had received a few phone calls about the subje ..... 
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