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Colorado youth receives NFU scholarship

DENVER—Joanna Carter, Westminster, Colo., has been awarded the 2001 National Farmers Union (NFU) Hubert K. Seymour Scholarship. The daughter of Dave and Sue Carter, Joanna is a senior at Iver C. Ranum High School in Denver.

Carter, whose father is president of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) has distinguished herself in Farmers Union youth work, being awarded the organization’s highest award—the Torchbearer—in November 2000. She has participated in various RMFU youth programs, including serving as a member of RMFU’s 2000-01 Senior Youth Advisory Council.

“We are very pleased to have Joanna top a field of dozens of outstanding young people from throughout the country to win this distinction,” said Andrea Clark, RMFU education director. “This is an outstanding honor for this bright, enthusiastic young lady.”

Carter, who will graduate later this month, maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is actively involved in numerous school and community activities.

She plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to study journalism. Her career goal is to be a photojournalist for Life or National Geographic.

“Joanna is an exceptional young woman, and we are proud to award this coveted scholarship to her,” said Lessa Witt, NFU education director.

The $2,000 scholarship, given annually since 1995, honors Hubert K. Seymour, a Farmers Union leader and rural activist from Illinois. Seymour’s family established the scholarship as a living memorial to help deserving young people finance their college educations.

The 2002 scholarship application deadline is March 1 and is open to any Farmers Union member who is a high school senior planning to continue his/her education at a two- or four-year accredited institution. For more information or to obtain an application, contact Witt at 1-800-347-1961 ext. 2527.

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