HURON — Three college-bound youth from Beadle, Haakon and Clark Counties were awarded $500 Memorial Scholarships through S.D. Farmers Union.
Elle Jean Hoops of Huron received the Memorial Scholarship from South Dakota Farmers Union. She is the daughter of Dave and Debbie Hoops. Hoops attends Huron High School and plans to attend college and major in biology, and eventual plans to study dermatology.
The other Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Kelcey Janet Butler of Haakon County and the Cooperative Scholarship was awarded to Sadie Marie Streff, Clark County.
S.D. Farmers Union annually gives recognition to young people who commit to a South Dakota college, university or technical institute, and whose parents are current members of Farmers Union.
“Farmers Union starts investing in youth at age 5 and that investment is never ending as they progress through their education. We are excited for our youth as they transition into the next chapter and are thankful to continue our support for their future,” says Rachel Haigh-Blume, South Dakota Farmers Union Education Director.
South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke adds, “Supporting the future education of our rural youth is key to the future of our rural communities.”