The Louisa County Master Gardeners recognize that education is important for our youth. The hope is to plant the educational seed every year with the intention of providing them growth and opportunity. The Louisa County Master Gardeners are honored to present a $500 scholarship to Louisa County residents pursing a horticulture degree at either a community college or a 4 year college annually. Applicants must be a Louisa County graduate or current resident and adult/returning students are eligible to apply.
This year, there are two recipients of this award! The first recipient is a graduating senior that has been heavily involved in school activities such as band, cross country and track, FFA, and National Honor Society. While developing her leadership skills in many roles through her extracurriculars, she has also managed to become an integral part of the community, participating in many community service opportunities through Louisa County Conservation, 4-H, and National Honor Society. The group is delighted to present Kimberlee Ewart a $500 scholarship.
The second recipient is none other than Miss Bay Boysen. She is a Wapello High School graduate and she is pursuing a degree in Horticulture with a minor in Agriculture Entrepreneurship at Iowa State University where she has been active in Block and Bridle, acting as a Department of Horticulture Peer Mentor, a member of the Sigma Alpha Sorority, and many other activities. She is planning on furthering her education at a floral design school and one day opening her own floral design business. Congratulations again to both recipients!