The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Area VI Scholarship Committee has announced the winning entrants in their annual scholarship contest.

The first and second place winners are both from Cedar Mountain High School: first place went to Rosalyn Madsen of Franklin, second place to Kaitlyn Lorang of Morton. The contest involved writing an essay on “The Importance of Trees In Our Environment”, along with academic accomplishment in high-school, school and community involvement, and exemplary character.

First-place award is $1000; second-place $500; to be distributed after successful completion with a 2.5 grade-point average or above of the first collegiate semester. 

Area VI Scholarship Chairman M R Koenig commented, “On behalf of the scholarship committee, SWCD personnel in Area VI, and the citizens therein, I want to commend Ms. Madsen and Ms. Lorang on their fine essays, academic accomplishments, community, school, and church involvement, and fine character.  With all of the fine applications this year, the committee had a most difficult decision in reaching a final decision on the award recipients. We are proud to help our young citizens achieve their educational and career objectives.”