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2022 Sunrise Scholarships Awarded

May 02, 2022

Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is announcing the recipients of our annual Sunrise Cooperative college scholarships. This year the Sunrise Board of Directors once again offered forty $1,000 scholarships for common stockholder’s children and grandchildren and ten $1,000 scholarships for employee’s children and grandchildren. A total of 206 students entered to compete for the forty common stockholder scholarships, while 17 competed for the ten employee scholarships. All students awarded are or will be enrolled in a two or four-year college program. Over the past ten years, Sunrise has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships and is excited to continue the program in the future.
 
Applicants were required to compete in a scholarship essay contest, writing a minimum of one page on the topic of agriculture. Essays ranged from describing the use of various technologies on the farm to the importance of agriculture in our growing world. Although the essay topic was agriculturally focused, the contest was open to students of any degree so long as a family member (parent or grandparent) is a member or employee of Sunrise Cooperative.
 
Below is a complete list of scholarship recipients. For more information about the scholarship program, contact Tammy Myers at 419-332-6468 extension 207.
 
Stockholder Scholarship Recipients
 
Zach Allgyre of Attica, Ohio. Zach attends Terra State Community College and is pursuing a degree in Agribusiness Management. Zach receives his eligibility from the stockholder Allgyre Brothers (parent and uncle).
 
Rachel Barrett of Rockford, Ohio. Rachel attends The Ohio State University and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Food Science and Technology. Rachel receives her eligibility from stockholders Jennifer and David Barrett (parents).
 
Morgan Baxter of Willard, Ohio. Morgan attends the University of Findlay and is a Pre-Veterinarian student. Morgan receives her eligibility from stockholder Troy Baxter (parent).
 
Kolten Berner of Urbana, Ohio. Kolten attends Northwestern High School and plans to attend Ohio Northern University to pursue a bachelor's in Engineering. Kolten receives his eligibility from stockholder Larry Berner (grandparent).
 
Kaden Brackman of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Kaden attends St. Mary’s Memorial High School and plans to attend Wilmington College to pursue a bachelor’s in Agribusiness. Kaden receives his eligibility from stockholder Nick Brackman (parent).
 
Jared Bradford of Wellington, Ohio. Jared attends Black River High School and plans to attend the University of Mount Union to pursue a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. Jared receives his eligibility from stockholder Jeremy Bradford (parent).
 
Aaron Broering of Maria Stein, Ohio. Aaron attends Marion Local High School and plans to attend Miami University to pursue a bachelor’s in Marketing. Aaron receives his eligibility from stockholder Roger Broering (parent).
 
Hollie Buehler of Botkins, Ohio. Hollie attends Botkins Local School and plans to attend Ohio Northern University to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Hollie receives her eligibility from stockholder Charles Buehler (parent).
 
Jenna Calfo of Wellington, Ohio. Jenna attends Ashland University and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Jenna receives her eligibility from stockholder Roger Mohrman (grandparent).
 
Natalie Calfo of Wellington, Ohio. Natalie attends Wellington High School and plans to attend college next year to pursue a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. Natalie receives her eligibility from stockholder Roger Mohrman (grandparent).
 
Molly Cleveland of Green Springs, Ohio. Molly attends The Ohio State University and is pursuing a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Molly receives her eligibility from stockholder Bret Cleveland (parent).
Blayne Ferguson of Cedarville, Ohio. Blayne attends Miami Trace High School and is planning to attend Wilmington College to pursue a bachelor’s in Agricultural Communication. Blayne receives his eligibility from stockholder Michael Ferguson (parent).
 
Kyleigh Hatfield of Adamsville, Ohio. Kyleigh attends Tri-Valley High School and plans to attend Muskingum University as a Nursing student. Kyleigh receives her eligibility from stockholder Iden Farms Inc. (grandparents).
 
Cannon Jackson of Wellington, Ohio. Cannon attends Black River High School and plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to pursue a master’s degree. Cannon receives eligibility from stockholder Justin Jackson (parent).
 
Emma Jahns of Fremont, Ohio. Emma attends West Virginia University and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Agriculture and Extension Education. Emma receives eligibility from stockholder Jeffery Jahns (parent).
 
Katrina Kagy of Bloomville, Ohio. Katrina attends Miami University and is currently pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. Katrina receives her eligibility from stockholder Scott Kagy (parent).
 
Ethan Kerr of Titusville, Pennsylvania. Ethan attends Geneva College and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. Ethan receives his eligibility from stockholder Konrad Kerr (parent).
 
William “John” Knapke of Fort Recovery, Ohio. John attends the University of Notre Dame and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Finance. John receives his eligibility from stockholder William “Bill” Knapke (parent).
 
Alexander Knouff of Minster, Ohio. Alexander attends Wright State Lake Campus and is pursuing a degree in Agribusiness and Mechanical Engineering. Alexander received his eligibility from stockholder Patrick Knouff (parent).
 
Cobey Kromer of Norwalk, Ohio. Cobey attends the University of Toledo and is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Cobey’s eligibility comes from John Kromer (parent).
 
Bradan Mast of London, Ohio. Bradan attends Capital University and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Bradan’s eligibility comes from stockholder Brian Mast (parent).
 
Jacob Miller of Blanchester, Ohio. Jacob attends The Ohio State University and is pursuing a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Jacob receives his eligibility from stockholder Aric Miller (parent).
 
Sarah Molyet of Fremont, Ohio. Sarah attends John Carroll University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s in Business Administration. Sarah receives her eligibility from stockholder John Molyet (parent).
 
Rachel O’Reilly of Middlefield, Ohio. Rachel attends Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin with plans to attend The Ohio State University, pursuing a degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Rachel receives her eligibility from stockholder Kevin O’Reilly (parent).
 
Courtney Parker of Martinsville, Ohio. Courtney attends Wilmington High School with plans to attend the University of Kentucky or the University of Tennessee. Courtney receives her eligibility from Joanne Parker (grandparent).
 
Erica Post of Celina, Ohio. Erica attends Coldwater Exempted Village Schools and plans to attend Bowling Green State University to study Accounting. Erica receives her eligibility from stockholder Alan Post (parent).
 
Amelia Ruggles of Norwalk, Ohio. Amelia attends Capital University and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Pre-Law. Amelia receives her eligibility from stockholder A&V Ruggles Farms LLC, Marc and Betsy Ruggles, John Fries, Tom Schafer (grandparents and parents).
 
Hannah Seamon of Bellevue, Ohio. Hannah attends the University of Findlay and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Nursing. Hannah receives her eligibility from stockholder Joseph Frailey (grandparent).
 
Paige Shealy of Tiro, Ohio. Paige attends Ashland University with plans to transfer to The Ohio State University to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Paige receives her eligibility from Susan Shealy (parent).
 
Becky Smith of Litchfield, Ohio. Becky attends Buckeye High School and plans to attend Bob Jones University to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Becky receives her eligibility from John Kruggel (grandparent).
 
Emma Smith of Monroeville, Ohio. Emma attends the University of Mount Union to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Emma receives her eligibility from Brian Smith (parent).
 
Logan Spracklen of Cedarville, Ohio. Logan attends Cedarville High School and plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in Ag Systems Technology. Logan receives his eligibility from stockholder Alan Spracklen (parent).
 
Rebecca Staley of Mount Gilead, Ohio. Rebecca attends Mount Gilead High School and plans to attend The Ohio State University, CFAES – Wooster Campus to pursue a bachelor’s in Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Rebecca receives her eligibility from stockholder Craig Staley (parent).

Emily Stevens of Norwalk, Ohio. Emily attends New London High School and Lorain County Community College with plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College or Oklahoma State University. Emily receives her eligibility from stockholder Daniel Stevens (parent).
 
Riley Stull of Wooster, Ohio. Riley attends The Ohio State University-ATI with plans to transfer to The Ohio State University main campus to complete her degree in Agribusiness. Riley receives eligibility from stockholder Tegtmeier Cropland LLC (grandparent).
 
Hannah Swenson of Springfield, Ohio. Hannah attends The Ohio State University and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Agriculture. Hannah receives her eligibility from stockholder Kirk Swenson (parent).
 
McKenna Woodruff of Wakeman, Ohio. McKenna attends Ashland University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. Mckenna receives eligibility from stockholder New Legacy Farms Partnership (parent).
 
Laura Wuebker of Versailles, Ohio. Laura attends Versailles Exempted Village School and is undecided on which university she will attend in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in Agriculture Communications and Ag Business. Laura receives her eligibility from stockholder Wuebker Farms LLC (parent).
 
Marian Yanka of Moorestown, New Jersey. Marian attends Moorestown High School and plans to attend Rowan University School of Engineering to pursue Mechanical Engineering. Marian receives eligibility from stockholder Anthony Yanka (parent).
 
Makenna Young of Springfield, Ohio. Makenna attends Bowling Green State University and is pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science. Makenna receives eligibility from Young’s Jersey Dairy (parent and grandparent).
 
Employee Scholarship Recipients
 
Luke Brinksneader of Arcanum, Ohio. Luke attends Arcanum High School and plans to attend Lake Land College to pursue Agricultural Engineering. Luke receives his eligibility from Sunrise employee Jason Brinksneader (parent).
 
Hannah Conover of Cedarville, Ohio. Hannah attends Cedarville High School and plans to attend Cedarville University to pursue a degree in Global Studies. Hannah receives her eligibility from Sunrise employee Andrew Conover (parent).
 
Emily Hays of Springfield, Ohio. Emily attends The Ohio State University and is pursuing a bachelor’s in Agriculture. Emily receives her eligibility from Sunrise employee Fred Hays (parent).
 
Shayden Heiser of Attica, Ohio. Shayden attends Seneca East Local Schools and will continue at Terra State Community College to study Agribusiness Management. Shayden receives his eligibility from Sunrise employee Shar Heiser (parent).
 
Hunter Kamann of Monroeville, Ohio. Hunter attends Ashland University and is pursuing a degree in AYA Integrated Social Studies. Hunter receives his eligibility from Sunrise employee Jason Kamann (parent).
 
Dillon Liskai of Clyde, Ohio. Dillon attends Clyde High School and plans to attend Bowling Green State University to pursue a degree in Young Adult Education with a focus in Integrated Social Studies Education. Dillon receives eligibility from Sunrise employee Bryan Liskai (parent).
 
Cory Myers of Shelby, Ohio. Cory attends The Ohio State University- ATI and is pursuing a degree in Agriscience Education. Cory receives eligibility from Sunrise employee Randy Myers (parent).
 
Taylor Niese of Ada, Ohio. Taylor attends Ohio Northern University and is pursuing degrees in Pharmacy and Spanish. Taylor receives eligibility from Sunrise employee Erik Sobers (step-parent).
 
Megan Rhodes of Attica, Ohio. Megan attends Buckeye Central High School and plans to attend Bowling Green State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Megan receives eligibility from Sunrise employee Brian Rhodes (parent).
 
Danielle Winner of Versailles, Ohio. Danielle attends the University of Cincinnati and is
pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Danielle receives her eligibility from Sunrise employee Dale Winner (parent).
 
About Sunrise Cooperative:
Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is a leading agricultural and energy cooperative located in Ohio. We are committed to bringing innovative choices and expert solutions to our customers. We know you have choices in the products and services you want, which is why we are tightly focused on your needs. Sunrise is 100-percent farmer-owned and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members. We return patronage to our members based on the cooperative’s financial performance each fiscal year. All corporate support is conducted from our corporate office located in Fremont, Ohio and is under the leadership of President/CEO George D. Secor.


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