Minnesota Corn Growers Assn Announces Its 2018 Scholarship Winners

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Source: Minnesota Corn Growers Assn news release

The Academy for Sciences & Agriculture (AFSA) High School is pleased to announce that Bayley Coronado and Mitchell Moris are the 2018 recipients of $1,000 college scholarships, funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA).

Bayley Coronado plans to attend college to pursue a career as a registered dietitian. Coronado has served as a chapter FFA officer and competed in the state and national science fairs. She is president of the Art Club and a member of the National Honor Society. “I am fascinated how diet affects every area of our health,” said Coronado. “I want to help people live healthy lives.”

Mitchell Moris plans to attend college, majoring in environmental science and geology. Moris has been active as an FFA chapter officer and competed in the state and national science fairs. He is president of the National Honor Society and received academic awards in agriculture, English and history. “I plan to attend the University of Minnesota-Morris,” said Moris. “I want to land a job where I can make change happen in our environment.”

“Minnesota’s corn growers are proud to partner with AFSA High School and support the next generation of agricultural leaders and innovators,” said MCGA Executive Director Adam Birr. “Congratulations to Bayley and Mitchell, and best of luck in your future education. We look forward to seeing all you are both able to accomplish.”

Located in Vadnais Heights, Minn., a community in greater Minneapolis/St. Paul, AFSA is a public charter school that first opened its doors in 2001. AFSA is the only public charter school of its kind in the state of Minnesota where students from grades 5 – 12 learn about the many science and agriculture careers available to them. The Minnesota Department of Education named AFSA a High-Quality Charter School, ranking it in the top 25% of all charter schools in Minnesota.

“We are very pleased that MCGA continues to provide scholarships for AFSA seniors,” said Becky Meyer, executive director and superintendent, AFSA. “The two MCGA-funded scholarships will help Bayley and Mitchell to pursue advanced studies.”

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