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Published 5:48pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

Southland student gets ag scholarship

Laura Meany
Laura Meany

The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, is awarded Southland High School senior Laura Meany a $1,000 educational scholarship.

Meany plans to attend Iowa State University and major in agricultural genetics and mass communications.

The AgStar Fund awards $20,000 in scholarships to 20 graduating seniors every year. Students within AgStar’s 69-county service area in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin are eligible if they plan to receive higher education to pursue careers in agriculture related fields or have come from a rural background and plan to obtain a degree in a non-agriculture related field. Academic record, vocational promise, community service and leadership qualities, are taken into account.

 Austin students compete in Adaptive Bowling Tournament

Austin students were among those who competed at the state Adaptive Bowling Tournament held Friday, May 17 in Brooklyn Park, Minn.

In the Girls Singles Physically Impaired Division, Rachel Cook placed ninth and Kaylee McDermott placed eighth. In Girls Singles Cognitive Impaired Division, Katie Schroeder placed fifth. Rachel Cook and Kaylee McDermott finished in first place in the Doubles Division in Physically Impaired.

More than 30 school districts had teams participate. The tournament consists of two divisions: physically impaired and cognitively impaired. Each division has a singles competition, doubles competition and a team competition.

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