The Osceola County Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its 2013 college scholarships totaling $1,250.00.

Four local students are honored for their academic excellence: Morgan Cook, Jesse Gingrich, Eric Martin and Cody Steinhaus.

Morgan Cook is the daughter of John and Rodnie Cook of Reed City. She is a 2013 graduate of Reed City High School. Morgan has been accepted at three different colleges and has decided to attend Connor State University in Oklahoma. She will major in Biotechnology, with a minor in animal science and Spanish.

Jesse Gingrich is the son of Shawn and Michelle Gingrich of LeRoy and is a 2013 graduate of Pine River High School. Jesse will be a freshman at Michigan State University majoring in animal science.

Another 2013 graduate of Pine River High School is Eric Martin, the son of Craig and Amy Martin of LeRoy. Eric is enrolled at Michigan State University for this fall where he will major in animal science.

Cody Steinhaus is the son of Marlene Steinhaus and the late Doug Steinhaus of LeRoy. He also graduated from Pine River High School this year. He will be attending Owens State College in Toledo, Ohio where he seeks a degree as a John Deere diesel technician.

This year nine applications were received and reviewed by the Osceola County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

The board was very impressed with the group of applicants and it was a difficult decision to just select the above four students. The combination of academic achievements, extracurricular activities and long-term goals proved that all these applicants are outstanding students.

This is the 19 the year that the Osceola County Farm Bureau has awarded scholarships to students attending college.