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Community Focus - Mercer County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

  • June 24, 2014

Emilee Marie Hurt, a senior at Burgin Independent School is the recipient of the $1000 Mercer County Farm Bureau Scholarship. Benjamin Jordan Preston, a senior at Mercer County Senior High, is the recipient of a $1000 college scholarship from the Mercer County Farm Bureau Young Farmers. These awards are two of the 299 college scholarships worth a total of $402,600 that the Mercer County Farm Bureau, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and numerous other individual county Farm Bureaus awarded this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

Emilee Marie Hurt plans to attend the University of Kentucky to receive a degree in nursing. Emilee is the daughter of William and Aliceson Hurt of Burgin, KY.

Benjamin Jordan Preston is headed to the University of Kentucky to pursue a degree in agriculture economics. He is the son of Winston and Kris Preston of Salvisa, KY.

Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

Emilee Marie Hurt Benjamin Jordan Preston
Emilee Marie Hurt Benjamin Jordan Preston


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