By Janet Schmidt

Osceola County Farm Bureau

OSCEOLA COUNTY — Students Cole Gingrich and Bridget Moore are recipients of a $500 college scholarship from the Osceola County Farm Bureau.

Gingrich is the son of Shawn and Michelle Gingrich of LeRoy. He will be graduating from Pine River High School this spring and has been active in 4-H, track and field and soccer. He has been accepted at the University of Northwestern Ohio and the Universal Technical Institute in Illinois. He is seeking a degree in Diesel Technology. Gingrich grew up on a dairy farm and plans on coming back to the farm to work.

Moore is the daughter of Michael and Angie Moore of Sears and graduated from Evart High School in 2012. She was in the National Honor Society, class president, class secretary and active in 4-H while attending high school. Moore is attending Michigan State University in the Animal Science and Agribusiness Management program. She is on the MSU Collegiate Dairy Judging Team and is a current MSU Dairy Club member. She also is the 2015 Michigan Dairy Ambassador-runner up. Bridgett grew up on a dairy farm and looks forward to working with farmers.

"Three students applied for the Farm Bureau scholarships," said Jess Erler, president of the Osceola County Farm Bureau. "The combination of academic achievements, extracurricular activities and long-term goals proved that these applicants are outstanding students."

This is the 20th year that the Osceola County Farm Bureau has awarded scholarships to students attending college.