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Ceres Awards Student Scholarships


Published: Friday, June 7, 2019

On behalf of thousands of local farmer members, the employees of Ceres Solutions Cooperative have the pleasure of announcing 12 Scholarship Award recipients. Most awards are being presented at school achievement programs, and presenting has been a great way for co-op staff to celebrate the students and families who will put the funds to good use in the coming school year.

Selection criteria emphasizes involvement in agricultural youth groups such as 4-H and FFA. Students must be children or grandchildren of current cooperative members or employees of the cooperative to apply for the high school scholarships. It is estimated that the co-op and its predecessor co-ops have invested more than $200,000 in scholarships to local students.

The 2019 Ceres Solutions Scholarship recipients are:

• Alizabeth Arnett of Sullivan—Alizabeth is the daughter of Wallace and Jennifer Arnett and plans to attend Purdue University and pursue an Environmental Earth Science degree.

• Thaddaeus Foster of Albion—Thaddaeus is the son of Bert and Chris Foster and plans to pursue an Agricultural Engineering degree at the Purdue University this fall.

• Kennidy Lauer of North Manchester—Kennidy is the daughter of Chad and Tina Lauer and will attend Purdue University as an Agriculture major.

• Brooke Lueking of Sullivan—Brooke is the daughter of Michael and Amy Lueking and will head to Purdue University this fall to pursue a degree in Biochemistry.

• Luke McCormick of Carlisle—Luke is the son of Joseph and Trudy McCormick and will head to Vincennes University this fall to pursue a degree in Agriculture.

• Daniel McKaig of Logansport—Daniel is the son of Bob and Sandra McKaig and seeks to study CNH Service Technology at Parkland College this fall.

• Drew Meyer of Rensselaer—Drew is the son of Tom and Linda Meyer and will head to Ivy Tech in the fall.

• Logan Myers of Covington—Logan is the son of Scott and Laura Myers and will attend Purdue University to study Mechanical Engineering.

• Marlea Myers of Akron—Marlea is the daughter of Brett and Lori Myers and will be attending Purdue University this fall studying Horticulture.

• Dawson Odle of Linden—Dawson is the son of Scott and Karin Odle and will study Agricultural Economics at Purdue University this fall.

• Sarah Tucker of Mentone—Sarah is the daughter of Chan and Nicole Tucker and will attend Purdue University and pursue a degree in Agricultural Economics.

• Brock Whaley of Brook—Brock is the son of John and Brooke Whaley and plans to attend Purdue University to study Ag Systems Management.

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