Each year, the Upper Elkhorn NRD awards three scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the district. These are students who have chosen to pursue a career in a field related to agriculture, natural resources or the environment.
This year’s recipients are Justin Napier of Ewing Public High School; William Jarecke of Stuart High School; Rhegan Shankland of Rock County High School; and, alternate Matt Hoffmann of Plainview High School.
Justin is the son of Steve and Judy Napier and is planning a career in Animal Science/Ranch Management while attending Northeast Community College.
William, with the help of Amber and Jeff Skrdla, has chosen a career in Animal Science and plans on attending Mitchell Technical Institute.
Rhegan the daughter of Gary Shankland is planning a career in the field of Agriculture Education at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
The alternate, Matt Hoffmann, son of Dave and Donna, is planning to study Agribusiness at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Scholarship winners will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500 to help defer costs during their first year of College. The Upper Elkhorn NRD would like to congratulate the 2018 Senior Scholarship Winners and wish them good luck in achieving their future goals.