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Five area recipients of Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship winners are announced
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MONROE - Five Green County area youth were recently selected to receive scholarships through the annual Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Scholarship program.

A total of $3,250 was distributed this year by the Dairy Youth Auction Committee.

Receiving scholarships were: Mitchell Dammen, son of Gary and Amy Dammen, Argyle; Travis Oliver, son of Kirk and Dawn Oliver, Albany; Lauren Blumer, daughter of Trent and Krishell Blumer, Albany; Brienne Graber, daughter of Perry and Cheryl Graber, Monticello; and Ashley Judd, daughter of Jeff and Melanie Judd, New Glarus.

The scholarships are funded through proceeds garnered from the Green County Dairy Youth Recognition Auction that is held in conjunction with the Cheese Auction conducted by the Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association at the county fair.

Scholarships were awarded on the basis of information provided by the applicants, which included their involvement in the dairy project, leadership skills they gained in 4-H and FFA and their future career goals. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must be a senior in high school or be enrolled in secondary education and be an active Green County dairy project member in 4-H or FFA. The scholarships do not require that youth go into a dairy related career.

These youth will be recognized formally at the 2017 Green County Dairy Youth Auction July 23 during the Green County Fair. Since 2004, over $36,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Green County youth through this auction. For more information on the Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Program in Green County, contact Mark Mayer at the UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440.