SPARTA, WI – Star Blends is excited to announce the winners of its annual scholarship.
“The future of agriculture is filled with bright young adults excited to carry agriculture into the next generation,” said Tom Lohr, Star Blends, General Manager.
“The Star Blends scholarship was established to recognize students committed to pursuing a career in agriculture,” explains Lohr. Applicants were judged on their leadership skills, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, motivation, and their academic and personal goals. Star Blends selected five $1,000 scholarship award winners for the 2018/2019 academic year from a very competitive group of applicants.
Mackenzie Jensen is one of the Star Blends 2018/2019 scholarship recipients.
Jensen is currently a senior at Colfax High School and will be graduating as Salutatorian of her class. During her senior year, she is serving as President of the Future Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Vice President of the National Honor Society (NHS), on the officer team of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as well as participating on the executive board of Student Council and being involved in multiple other organizations. Community service has always been important to Jensen and she has fundraised for organizations supporting disaster relief, cancer patients and families in need, as well as volunteering at the Colfax Nursing Home and mentoring local elementary students. Growing up on a farm, Jensen says that’s where she got her work ethic. She has been a part of the Howard-Wheaton 4-H group for the past 10 years and has also served as Secretary and President of the group. Jensen, a first-generation college student, plans to attend UW-La Crosse in the fall and study Biology.
Other scholarship winners are Justin Hackman of Fort Atkinson, IA, Emma Orr of Prairie du Sac, WI, Chris Schwartz of Eau Claire, WI and Shiloh Sather of Dresser, WI.
Star Blends is a modern feed manufacturing facility specializing in custom feeds for dairy producers. Located in Sparta and Chippewa Falls, WI, Star Blends serves Central, Western and Southwestern Wisconsin as well as Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.