Benjamin Helton, son of John Helton of Strasburg was awarded a Chris Barker Memorial Scholarship during the Stewardson-Strasburg High School Academic Awards Night Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Helton was selected for this scholarship based on his academic accomplishments, activities in school and community, self analysis and recommendation letters. He will be attending Lake Land College in the fall of 2013 to pursue a degree in agriculture business.
The Chris Barker Memorial Scholarship is administered and perpetuated through the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation. Since 2009, the Foundation has awarded $16,250 in scholarships to in Chris Barker’s name to students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available January 1, 2014.
For more information on the Shelby County Farm Bureau Foundation, please call the Shelby County Farm Bureau at 217-774-2151.