Grant County Farm Bureau awarded three scholarships to graduating Grant County high school seniors. Winners are Cherise Ricco and Ashley Curt, both of Prairie City, and Nathaniel Ashley of Dayville.
Cherise Ricco, daughter of Russell and Muffett Ricco, received a $750 scholarship. Cherise is the current queen of the Grant County Fair and Rodeo. She is planning on attending Oregon State University and pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.
Nathaniel Ashley, son of Jeff and Babette Larson, also received a $750 scholarship. Nathaniel has been active in 4-H, was student body president of Dayville High School and valedictorian of his class. Nathaniel is planning on attending Eastern Oregon University and studying fish and wildlife biology management.
Ashley Curt, daughter of Jim and Connie McKinley, received a $500 scholarship. Ashley has been the secretary/treasurer of the Prairie City chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for the last two years and has helped in several community projects with that organization. Ashley is planning on attending Eastern Oregon University and pursuing a career in nursing.
"It was a real pleasure to award scholarships to these three students," said Jack Southworth, Grant County Farm Bureau president. "They are the kind of young people we hope will pursue careers in Grant County after they graduate from college."
Chamber of Commerce
The Grant County Chamber announced the winners of the Kathleen Holpuch Memorial Scholarship to Brittany Reid of Prairie City and Travis Brown of Long Creek. Travis will be attending Eastern Oregon University next year.