Muenster teen awarded Ag. scholarship

By farmnewsNOW Staff
May 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

A Grade 12 student at Muenster High School has received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies. 

Emma Hinz is the grand-prize winner of the 2018 Agriculture Student Scholarship. 

"I was a little bit surprised. I just kind of told my story and I'm really happy that it worked out," she said.

Applicants were required to provide a letter of reference and submit a 1,000 word science-based essay or a three-minute video-based on their personal food story. Hinz's winning essay submission discussed how her unique dietary restrictions shaped her food story and helped her recognize the importance of agricultural advancements.

"I grew up on my family farm. My dad is a grain farmer and so my whole life I was exposed to the agriculture industry," she said.

Hinz was accepted to the University of Saskatchewan, and plans to pursue a degree in animal bio-sciences.

Laura Carruthers of Frenchman Butte, Kati Culbertson of Redvers and Crystal Daniel of Avonlea received runner-up scholarships valued at $2,000.

The Agriculture Student Scholarship Program identifies young people who are advocates for agriculture and leverages their passion and ability to tell the story of Saskatchewan agriculture.


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