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By: John Thayer Posted at: 04/26/2012 03:44 PM

The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association has announced the recipient for its annual $400 Scholarship.  Receiving the scholarships this year is Scott Belitz, son of Lynn and Tracy Belitz of Fullerton, NE.  This year’s award also includes a $50 memorial designation in honor of former NeGSPA Board Member Duane Henrichson of Ceresco, NE.  The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior or to a student currently enrolled in post high school education.  To qualify, the student must plan to pursue a course of study, which will prepare him or her for a career in agriculture or an ag-related field.

Belitz, a senior at Cedar Rapids Public High School, will attend Northeast Community College following high school graduation.  He plans to major in agribusiness to gain a broad knowledge of business, animal science and agronomy.  “The classes that I am going to take will give me valuable information that I will take back to the farm to better our operation,” he said.

Belitz is loyal to his family farm and is involved in its everyday operation.  He is currently working on expanding his own cattle herd and credits the on-farm experience as the foundation for his understanding and appreciation for the importance of agriculture.  Scott is active in his local FFA Chapter and currently serves as the vice president.  He is a member of the National Honor Society and has attended the Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute.

“Scott is an outstanding young man with strong attributes in academic achievement, student involvement and commitment to community, which makes him very deserving of this scholarship,” said Kenneth Herz of Lawrence, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.  “The Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association is proud to support him in his collegiate studies toward a career in agriculture.”


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