$50,000 in Scholarships Awarded by Sunrise Cooperative

May 09, 2024


Fremont, Ohio – May 9, 2024 - Sunrise Cooperative, Inc. is pleased to announced its recipients of their annual Sunrise Cooperative college scholarships. This year Sunrise offered fifty, $1,000 scholarships for common stockholder's and/or employee' children and grandchildren. A total of 201 students entered to compete for the common stockholder scholarships, while 23 competed for the employee scholarships. All students awarded are or will be enrolled in a two or four-year college program. Over the past twelve years, Sunrise has awarded more than $600,000 in scholarships and is excited to continue the program this year.
 
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 agriculture focused, the contest was open to students of any degree so long as they or a family member (parent or grandparent) is a member or employee of Sunrise Cooperative. The scholarship winners will be awarded the $1,000 to be used during the 2024-2025 fall and spring semesters.

Terra State Community College in Fremont reviewed the written entries and narrowed them down to the finalists for each scholarship. Each finalist was invited to an oral interview to discuss his or her interest in agriculture and future education plans.

“Our Board of Directors annually support our scholarship program as a way to invest in the future leaders in our communities,” said George D. Secor, President/CEO of Sunrise. “We are committed to providing an avenue to give our youth a jumpstart on their career ambitions.”

Below is a complete list of scholarship recipients. For more information about the scholarship program, contact Morgan Niedermier, Vice President of Marketing at 419-332-6468 extension 222 or by email at morganniedermier@sunriseco-op.com.
 

Stockholder Scholarship Recipients

Alex Theis of Bloomville, Ohio. Alex attends The Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Agronomy. Alex receives eligibility from stockholder Cris Theis (father).
 
Austin Boedeker of Washington Court House, Ohio. Austin attends Miami Trace High School and plans to attend Ohio State ATI to pursue a Crop Management Specialist Associate Degree. Austin  Boedeker receives eligibility from stockholder Benjamin D Boedeker (father).
 
Austin Monnin of Troy, Ohio. Austin attends University of Cincinnati pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting (double major). Austin receives eligibility from stockholder Carl McEldowney (grandfather).
 
Brooke Hannam of Tiffin, Ohio. Brooke attends The Ohio State University pursuing Dental Hygiene. Brooke receives eligibility from stockholder Daniel Cleveland (grandfather).
 
Brooke Skinner of Boston, Massachusetts. Brooke attends Suffolk University pursuing Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Brooke receives eligibility from stockholder Brian Skinner (father).
 
Bryce Hannam of Tiffin, Ohio. Bryce attends University of Findlay pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy. Bryce receives eligibility from stockholder Dan Cleveland (grandfather).
 
Caleb Stone of Troy, Ohio. Caleb attends Cedarville University pursuing B.S in Business Management. Caleb receives eligibility from stockholder Daniel Runyan (grandfather).
 
Caroline Kagy of Bloomville, Ohio. Caroline attends Seneca East and plans to attend the Ohio State University to pursue a degree in Food Science. Caroline receives eligibility from stockholder Scott Kagy (father).
 
Claire Oatman of Columbus Grove, Ohio. Claire attends Columbus Grove with plans to attend Rhodes State College to pursue Radiologic Imaging. Claire receives eligibility from stockholder Kenneth W. Williams (grandfather).
 
Clay Wilt of South Charleston, Ohio. Clay attends Southeastern High School and is undecided between Marietta or Knox College to pursue Broadcast Journalism. Clay receives eligibility from stockholder Chad Wilt (father).
 
Courtney Parker of Martinsville, Ohio. Courtney attends the University of Tennessee - Knoxville pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Retail and Merchandising Management. Courtney receives eligibility from stockholder Joanne Parker (grandmother).
 
Devan Dulin of Kenton, Ohio. Devan attends The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute and plans to attend The Ohio State University to pursue Agrisystems Management. Devan receives eligibility from stockholder Dana Dulin (father).
 
Dillon Liskai of Clyde, Ohio. Dillon attends Bowling Green State University pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Adolescent to Young Adult Integrated Social Studies Education with a minor in History. Dillon receives eligibility from stockholder Thomas Liskai (grandfather).
 
Dylan Arnold of Sabina, Ohio. Dylan attends East Clinton High School and plans to attend Ohio State ATI to pursue Agricultural Systems Management. Dylan receives eligibility from stockholder Brian Arnold (father).
 
Erin Bergman of Yorkshire, Ohio. Erin attends The Ohio State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Erin receives eligibility from stockholder Brent Bergman (father).
 
Gavin Horn of Bellevue, Ohio. Gavin attends The Ohio State University Mansfield and plans to attend The Ohio State University to pursue a Bachelor of Science. Gavin receives eligibility from stockholder Locust Knoll Farms (Kyle and Gary Horn) (father/grandfather).
 
George Maxwell (Max) Speelman of Maria Stein, Ohio. Max attends Marion Local High School and plans to attend Miami University to pursue Marketing/Sales. Max receives eligibility from stockholder Winner Family Circle, LLC (grandfather).
 
Grant Belleville of Bowling Green, Ohio. Grant attends Otsego Local Schools and plans to attend Ohio State ATI to pursue Agronomy. Grant receives eligibility from stockholder Gary Jordan (grandfather).
 
Jack Grieshop of Minster, Ohio. Jack attends Minster Local School and plans to attend University of Cincinnati to pursue Civil Engineering. Jack receives eligibility from stockholder Nick Grieshop (grandfather).
 
Jared Bradford of Wellington, Ohio. Jared attends Kent State University pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management. Jared receives eligibility from stockholder Jeremy Bradford (father).
 
Jenna Wolters of Anna, Ohio. Jenna attends Anna High School and plans to attend Ohio State University to pursue Nursing. Jenna receives eligibility from stockholder Thomas & Michele Ziegenbusch (grandparents).
 
Kael Margraf of McCutchenville, Ohio. Kael attends Ohio Northern University pursuing Civil Engineering. Kael receives eligibility from stockholder Bret Margraf (father).
 
Kathryn Welsheimer of Enon, Ohio. Kathryn attends Global Impact STEM Academy and plans to attend the University of Findlay to pursue a bachelors in Exercise Science for Health Professions. Kathryn receives eligibility from stockholder Kevin Welsheimer (father).
 
Katrina Kagy of Bloomville, Ohio. Katrina attends Miami University pursuing a bachelor’s in accounting. Katrina receives eligibility from stockholder Kagy Farms LLC (father).
 
Kyler Kromer of Norwalk, Ohio. Kyler attends the University of Kentucky pursuing Biosystems Engineering. Kyler receives eligibility from stockholder John Kromer (father).
 
Lance Good of Kenton, Ohio. Lance attends Ohio Northern University pursuing Accounting and Finance. Lance receives eligibility from stockholder Thomas W. Good (grandfather).
 
Laura Wuebker of Versailles, Ohio. Laura attends Oklahoma State University pursuing Agriculture Communications and Agribusiness. Laura receives eligibility from stockholder Wuebker Farms LLC - Jeff Wuebker (father).
 
Leah Walter of St. Marys, Ohio. Leah attends the University of Toledo pursuing Environmental Engineering. Leah receives eligibility from stockholder Sarah Walter; Golden Hills Farm LLC (mother).
 
Leo Schreiner of Republic, Ohio. Leo attends Seneca East and plans to attend Ohio Northern University to pursue Mechanical Engineering. Leo receives eligibility from stockholder Leo G. Schreiner (grandfather).
 
Lillian Schiefer of Attica, Ohio. Lillian attends Seneca East and plans to attend University of Findlay to pursue Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Lillian receives eligibility from stockholder Daniel Schiefer (father).
 
Luke Spracklen of South Solon, Ohio. Luke attends The Ohio State University pursuing Agricultural Business and Applied Economics. Luke receives eligibility from stockholder Robert Spracklen (father).
 
Meredith Wysocki of Avon, Ohio. Meredith attends Avon High School and plans to attend the University of Findlay to pursue a Pre-Vet-Undergraduate. Meredith receives eligibility from stockholder Luke Wysocki (Father).
 
Micah Mattinson of South Solon, Ohio. Micah attends Southeastern High School and plans to attend Cedarville University to pursue BS in Mathematics. Micah receives eligibility from stockholder Kevin Lee Mattinson (father).
 
Natalie Calfo of Wellington, Ohio. Natalie attends the University of Akron pursuing Biomedical Science. Natalie receives eligibility from stockholder Roger Mohrman (grandfather).
 
Olivia Stockmaster of Bellevue, Ohio. Olivia attends Seneca East High School and plans to attend Ohio State University to pursue Business. Olivia receives eligibility from stockholder Randall Stockmaster (father).
 
Rachel O'Reilly of Middlefield, Ohio. Rachel attends The Ohio State University - Columbus Campus pursuing Agribusiness and Applied Economics. Rachel receives eligibility from stockholder Kevin O'Reilly (father).
 
Raelyn Fulk of Lexington, Ohio. Raelyn attends Northmor High School and plans to attend Marion Technical College to pursue Registered Nurse (RN). Raelyn receives eligibility from stockholder Adam and Steven Fulk (father/grandfather).
 
Rebecca Schuch of Shreve, Ohio. Rebecca attends Grace College pursuing Environmental Studies. Rebecca receives eligibility from stockholder Sweet Breeze Farms & Excavating LLC (father).
 
Reese Moehl of Orient, Ohio. Reese attends Westfall High School and plans to attend Purdue to pursue a degree in horticulture. Reese receives eligibility from stockholder Charles F Moehl II (grandfather).
 
Sydney Sanders of Leesburg, Ohio. Sydney attends Lake Land College pursuing a Bachelor's Degree. Sydney receives eligibility from stockholder David L Sanders (father).
 
Employee Scholarship Recipients
 
Stephanie Altstaetter of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Stephanie attends Wilmington College pursuing Ag Business. Stephanie receives eligibility from employee Phil Altstaetter (father).
 
Heath Dilsaver of St. Marys, Ohio. Heath attends Bowling Green State Universtiy pursuing Mechanical Engineering. Heath receives eligibility from employee Rick Dilsaver (father).
 
Hudson Drake of Chillicothe, Ohio. Hudson attends Southeastern High School with plans to attend Lake Land College pursuing Agricultural Production and Management. Hudson receives eligibility from employee Aaron Drake (father).
 
Garrett Houin of Lakeville, Ohio. Garrett attends the University of Tennessee at Martin pursuing a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology with a Specialization in Precision Agriculture. Garrett receives eligibility from employee Craig Houin (father).
 
Cole Kamann of Monroeville, Ohio. Cole attends Ashland University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. Cole receives eligibility from employee Jason Kamann (father).
 
Elaina King of Bellevue, Ohio. Elaina attends Bellevue High School with plans to attend Bowling Green State University: Firelands pursuing an associate degree. Elaina receives eligibility from employee Kevin Siesel (grandfather).
 
Austin Miller of South Charleston, Ohio. Austin attends Wilmington College pursuing a bachelor's in Agronomy and minor in Business Administration. Austin receives eligibility from employee Charles Miller (father).
 
Addyson Myers of Lindsey, Ohio. Addyson attends Bellevue High School with plans to attend Bowling Green State University pursuing Business/Marketing. Addyson receives eligibility from employee Mike Myers (grandfather).
 
Garrett Siefring of Wapakoneta, Ohio. Garrett attends the University of Cincinnati pursuing Mechanical Engineering. Garrett receives eligibility from employee Angela Siefring (mother).
 
Zoie Widman of Fremont, Ohio. Zoie attends Lakota High School with plans to attend Heidelberg University pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Zoie receives eligibility from employee Michael Widman (father).
 

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