Home educators give financial help

MOUNT CARROLL – Six Carroll County students were recognized April 15 with scholarships at the Carroll County Home and Community Education annual meeting at the Naaman Diehl Auditorium.

The students each received an $800 Dorothy Footit scholarship, named for the first home extension adviser in the county. Footit also created many home extension units and 4-H clubs.

The recipients were:

■ Emily Bush, the daughter of Drew and Karmin Bush: The Milledgeville High School senior will attend Heartland Community College. Her major will be in psychology, and she will play softball.

■ Jacob Dickman, the son of Connan and Tina Dickman: He is a senior at Eastland High School in Lanark. He plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and major in music education.

■ Tayte Hunter, the daughter of Richard and Debbi Hunter: After her graduation from West Carroll High School in Savanna, she plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and major in computer science.

■ Matt Keppen, the son of Jon and Lori Keppen. The Eastland High School senior plans to major in mathematics and statistics at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

■ Benjamin Rogers, the son of Linda Rogers: The West Carroll High School senior plans to major in music and mathematics education at Western Illinois University.

■ Douglas Williams, the son of Jeff and Sue Williams: He plans to attend Augustana College to study education and play football after his graduation from Milledgeville High School.