S E P T E M B E R / O C O T O B E R 2 0 1 7 22 POTATO GROWER NPPGA Awards Four Scholarships Amy Horter and Ann Halverson Win NPPGA Scholarships; Alexandra Heisler and Lexi Grinolds Are 2017 Potato Bowl USA Ambassadors The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association has named four aca- demic scholarship winners for 2017. To be eligible for an award, the stu- dent's family must be NPPGA grow- er member or a NPPGA Potato Associate. This year two independent judges selected winners. Judges use scor- ing guidelines based on academic achievement to make their selec- tions. NPPGA would like to thank all the applicants, and wish all con- tinued success. Amy Horter has been awarded a $1,000 Northern Plains Potato Growers Research and Education Foundation Scholarship. Amy is a graduate of Grafton High School, Grafton, North Dakota with a 4.24 GPA with eight completed dual credit courses. Honors include Honor Roll 2013-present, National Honor Society 2014-present, Honor Usher. Active in Key Club, Student Council, FIDM Fashion Club, Cross Country, Track & Field, Acedumic Olympics, Yearbook, Band. Amy is also active in her church and with community volunteer work. Amy will be attending North Dakota State University majoring in Engineering with a preference towards Civil Engineering. Her parents are Clay and Gwen Horter of Perham, Minnesota. Ann Halverson has also been awarded a $1,000 Northern Plains Potato Growers Research and Education Foundation Scholarship. Ann recently graduated from Barnesville, Minnesota High School with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. Ann was active in Student Council, Philanthropy and Youth, FFA, 4H, and attended Minnesota Girls State. She has been active in church and community activities. Ann also played volleyball, basketball, and softball for Barnesville High School. Next year Ann will be attending North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. She will be pursuing a Registered Nursing Degree and playing softball for the Wildcats. She plans on attending Moorhead State after graduating from NDSCS and pursue a BA in Nursing. Ann is the daughter of Brenda Halverson and the granddaughter of Brian and Joanne Halverson of Baker, Minnesota. Alexandra Heisler has been award- ed a $1,000 Potato Bowl USA Scholarship and will be a 2017 Potato Bowl Ambassador. She is a 2014 graduate of North Star High Amy Horter Ann Halverson Alexandra Heisler Lexi Grinolds