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Jamestown student awarded $1,500 America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

Gackle-Streeter High School student Sara Hatlewick has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund.

Hatlewick plans on attending North Dakota State University and studying agricultural education this fall.

Hatlewick exemplifies the quality of students who are selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, said Debra Hatlewick, Gackle-Streeter High School FFA adviser.

"Sara has served as the president of our FFA chapter this past year," she said. "She not only likes to help people understand the impact ag has on teens, but also on the community as a whole. She has a high level of perseverance, strong leadership skills and promotes what she believes in."

Grow Ag Leaders raises awareness of diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides 352 scholarships nationwide to support students' post high school ag education.

Grow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. FFA members and non-FFA members are eligible to apply.

With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $1.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders piloted in 2014. For a complete list of recipients or for more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com.

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is part of the America's Farmers community outreach initiative. Other programs include America's Farmers Grow Communities and America's Farmers Grow Rural Education. Visit www.AmericasFarmers.com to learn more.

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