The Benton Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are very happy to announce, they have selected a recipient for their annual scholarship.  Our recipient will receive a $200 scholarship award.  Students who reside in Benton County were eligible to apply.  The Commissioners received and reviewed applications in April.

                Jacob Thompson was chosen to receive the Benton SWCD Scholarship and will graduate from Vinton-Shellsburg High School spring of 2019. Jacob has been very active in his community some activities include National honor Society, National Council on youth Leadership, FFA, 4-H, Community Service, and much more. Jacob has also gained a great deal knowledge in farming by working on the Frank Dairy Farm milking cows for two summers, and spending time rouging corn for Pioneer.

                The Benton SWCD Commissioners congratulate Jacob Thompson and wish him well as he pursues his educational and career goals.

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