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Austin High School student receives U of M Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award

Emily Bollum, an Austin High School student, received the Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS).

Emily Bollum

The award recognizes Bollum’s academic achievement in the sciences. As part of the award, Bollum received the book “Ten Plants that Changed Minnesota,” written by Mary Hockenberry Meyer and Susan Davis Price. This book highlights the importance of the selected plants and their impact — both positive and negative — in the development and future of Minnesota.

The Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award also includes a $1,000 scholarship upon successful enrollment in CFANS, a college within the University of Minnesota.

The award was presented by CFANS alumnus Joel Reiman of Albert Lea. The award is sponsored by the CFANS Alumni Society, a member organization dedicated to connecting alumni and friends to the college, supporting excellence in the educational experience, building college pride, spirit, and community, and enhancing the reputation of the college.