The DeKalb County Farmland Foundation awarded two $500 scholarships to Genoa-Kingston High School seniors to help them earn degrees in agriculture-related fields.
Recipients Travis Hughes and Emerald Sanders were among five applicants from around DeKalb County. The scholarships are named in honor of the Simonson family for their commitment to agriculture and sound land use practices.
Hughes plans to attend the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and major in land use planning with an emphasis on wildlife firefighting. Sanders will attend Southern Illinois University to major in forestry and wildlife habitat management and conservation. They will receive their checks at the May 14 scholarship and awards night at Genoa-Kingston High School.