The National Dairy Shrine announces the winners of their scholarships for 2012. The scholarships will be presented at the Awards Banquet at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin on October 4th. National Dairy Shrine will provide more than $40,000 of scholarship awards to students at that event.
NDS Student Recognition Awards
The NDS student recognition program recognizes graduating seniors planning a career related to the dairy industry who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, academic ability, and a sincere interest in dairy cattle. Each university is allowed to nominate up to two candidates for this recognition in any given year. The highest winner receives a $2,000 award, the second a $1,500 award and the other winners receive $1,000 awards.
The top awarded is Elizabeth Olson from Hutchison, Minn. She has been very active in many dairy related activities at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has held leadership roles in many college and industry organizations. The second award goes to Danielle Brown of Dodgeville, Wisconsin. She is a Dairy Science and Communications major at University of Wisconsin – Madison. She has competed extensively in dairy cattle judging and been very active in the Badger Dairy Club.
Next is Philip Bachman from Ulysses, Penn., who is an Animal Science & Business Management major at Penn State University. Following next is Daniel Durfee from Chittenango, NY, who is majoring in Animal Science at Cornell University. Next is Paul Lippert from Pittsville, Wis., who has a business major and dairy science minor at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Following is Carissa Levash from Brillion, Wis., who has a major in dairy science with a business emphasis at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Next is Laura Gordon from Shreve, Ohio, who has a double major in animal science and agricultural systems management. Following next is Leah Henkes from Luana, Iowa, who is an agricultural education major at Iowa State University. Next is Emily Ullerich from Ames, Iowa. She is a dairy science major at Iowa State University. The final recognition awardee is Tera Koebel from Three Oaks, Mich. She is an agribusiness management major at Michigan State University.