Dallas Boehne of Shabbona and Kelsey Faivre of DeKalb are recipients of the 2013 First Choice Agriculture Scholarship from 1st Farm Credit Services.
Boehne, a senior at Indian Creek High School, is the daughter of Vaughn and Audra Boehne. She has been active in FFA, church and volleyball.
Faivre, a senior at DeKalb High School, is the daughter of Roger H. Faivre and Vickie Hernan-Faivre. She has been active in 4-H, FFA and speech team.
1st Farm Credit Services recently announced the 24 recipients of the $1,500 scholarships, which are awarded to students who live in the association’s territory. The scholarships support students who will attend a university, college or community college to pursue an agriculture degree or a degree that will contribute to the quality of rural life.
Recipients were selected from a pool of 165 applicants based on their future commitment to rural America, academic achievement, community activities and agriculture involvement.
In the fall, Boehne plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in biological systems engineering. She hopes to obtain a job in agriculture.
Faivre plans to attend Iowa State University to pursue a degree in animal science and agricultural communications. She hopes to work in a career where she can promote agriculture and educate consumers.